What is the difference between a wizard/witch and a sorcerer/sorceress?

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
13 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Dopey Dinosaur

Sorcerers are cooler and know more spells and evil stuff.

ez80227

no such things as wizards, sorceress/socerer.
a witch is only a person who practices the reliogion of witchcraft and is either male or female, the term is unisex.

Black Haired Beauty

a wizard/witch has the ability to use magic which is the same with a sorceror but a socerer has a higher magic ability or level.

HereticZero

Nothing. Depends on what book you are reading.

Now Now

A wizard and sorcerer have wangs and wands. A witch and sorceress have just wands.

Max Tyler

In most fantasy novels (modern ones), a Wizard and a Witch are good while a Sorcerer and a Sorceress are evil. Think about it this way, a Wizard usually tries to help the hero on his quest for the good of the kingdom while a Sorcerer always tries to stop him using Magic as a mere source of power or a means to the end. Often, the Sorcerer or Sorceress does not care for human life and considers all others to be beneath him or her. As a rule, evil Sorcerers try to take over the entire world and become a tyrant. They are mercilessly cruel sometimes to the point of sadistic. But that’s all you need to know about the paradox, so I shall end this answer on that happy note. In the mean time, care to answer my question for me?
Here’s the link: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AkO5pcC87XykuvH2bZ7skSGIxQt.;_ylv=3?qid=20100826225542AAG6Aby

Dark Passenger

well, wizards use more powerful spells and they know more but they have to prepare for most of them, Sorcerers know fewer spells but they can use them at will

cardimom

sorcerer–the original word meant juggler in old French
Wizard –is a word that came into being around 1450 from an Old Fresian/Old Norse root.
Witches are practitioners of Witch craft and they can be male or female.

IT

witch – female
wizard – male

jasmine

what’s a warlock then?

Nojheim

None. Its all in the movies

Name

Wizard: usually a taught magic. It requires formulas, certain incantations or actions. It’s like a science
Witch: uses homeapathic magic, herbology, or magic through higher powers. It can also be hereditary.
Sorcery: an unlimited type of magic. It uses only will alone to alter the world. Can also be hereditary.
Note: this can change according to the fantasy framework you are working in.

debra

Im wrting a book about an evil Wizard. Do you think that has a good twist. I want to show something different than th norm.

Related

Im considering joining the Golden Dawn and was wondering people thoughts. I Only want to be good, no bad.?

I hear dealing with magick is bad, but I dont understand how that could be if you try to do all good in the...

What religion am I/would this be??

This is what I believe: Karma effects everything we do. There is no heaven; no hell, where you stay once you die. There are...

where does earth get its energy to keep revolving around the sun?

we know that earth revolves around the sun due to sun's gravitational force. if earth has to resist this pull, then it should have...

Looking for spiritual people (NOT RELIGION!!!)?

If any one knows of "The Guardians" "natural energy" and/or the REAL "akashic records" message me (also the locations of the holders of...

What supernatural power would you want to have?

Would it be reading minds, seeing people's auras, transforming into an animal at will, foretelling the future.... I got all of these ideas from books...
13
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x