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    A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involves the witches of Lancre. They are closely based on witches in British folklore and a slightly tongue-in-cheek reinterpretation of the Triple Goddess. Witch magic is very different from the wizard magic taught in the Unseen University, and consists largely of finding the right lever that makes everything else work. Witches rarely do any magic, in fact, relying more on common sense, hard work, and a peculiar brand of psychology known as headology. This can be taken very far - a witch's way of magically setting fire to a log of wood consists of staring at the log until it burns up from pure embarrassment. As a result it is less energy intensive, which means that a witch can do more than a technically equally powerful wizard. However, the same zen-like knowledge that gives them this ability generally discourages them from making a big deal about it, beyond refusing to take wizards seriously. Witches unironically acting with melodrama, of which cackling is an early sign, is often an indication of "going to the bad" and becoming a stereotypically wicked witch. Another later addition to witch skills, established in Maskerade, but first named in the Aching books, are First Sight—seeing what's really there instead of what you hope to, expect to, or what others see—and Second Thoughts—thinking about the way you're thinking.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of witches in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of witches in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Aaron Jhinkoo:

    Be careful, there are witches next to you. -Aaron Jhinkoo

  2. John Kilduff:

    It's the same witches brew of bullish stuff: Iran, Venezuela, the lack of alacrity by Saudi Arabia to bring more oil onto the market.

  3. Elizabeth Báthory:

    I wish I had been born a man, I would have killed thousands in battle, taken over countries, burned witches - I would have been a hero.

  4. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.

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