Friday, 12 October 2012

Witching hour

I gave this title to my post, yet it is not technically about the witching hour I am blogging about. I just liked to use the title. I was not sure what to blog about for my Halloween countdown tonight. I was considering uploading a horror movie from YouTube, but YouTube has been quite temperamental tonight. So instead I decided to upload another picture taken from this book. A simple but very chilling image, showing three witches taking something from a hangman. I will not say what., but if you read about the folklore surrounding them you will find out.

Of all the supernatural creatures, I blog very little about witches. I wanted to write one post about it, about a specific horror story about witches (you'll see which one soon). This evening, I was waiting for the train, it was cold, the sun was setting, there was a strange smell of smoke and fire. It was so atmospheric. And it made me think about this picture, of the crooked tree and the ravens/crows, the hangman, the three witches doing some evil business. I hope it gives you a pleasant chill.

4 comments:

Mantan Calaveras said...

Got to get your hand of glory somewhere. They don't exactly... grow... on trees you know.

Lady Lilith said...

I love that picture!! Can't wait to hear the story!

Guillaume said...

@Mantas Calaveras-You know your witch lore. They probably went digging mandrake roots.
@Pumpkin Cottage-The story is The Ash Tree.

The Artful Gypsy aka Wendy the Very Good Witch said...

Fantastic image! :o)