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Wiccans and witches – do you find the ‘traditional’ Halloween witch decorations offensive?

I know several women (from an internet group) who are wiccans and/or witches and they all really like the Halloween witch decorations. Some say it reminds them of the days when things weren’t so complicated and people didn’t take holidays too seriously.

How about you?

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Silver Thunderbird, sticky n key
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Silver Thunderbird, sticky n key

I don’t see anything offensive about it, i see it partially as the previous poster’s story says (which, i think personally should get best answer, but that’s my opinion…;) ) but I also see it as part of all of us, the good and the bad, and enjoy myself when looking for halloween decorations. It’s the one time of the year, that I feel completley free, and am able to enjoy the stories and legends and share them with my friends and family. 😉 I actually found a witch’s hat pendant that I would love to get, as a reminder… Read more »

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cavsargetank

I think making children happy is a wonderful thing, and so are some of the outfits I see at all hallows eve parties! Also enjoy the European custom of egg hunting from before chickens were domesticated. You know, the holiday the xians took over, easter?

problem JPAS
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problem JPAS

I am not Pagan, but one of the Witches here posted a beautiful story about why the witch looked as she did, Her nose broken from the the beating of the witch trial, her skin jaundiced. If some one has that I would love to get a copy. edit I found it from faerie girl Halloween Witch Each year they parade her about, the traditional Halloween Witch. Misshapen green face, stringy scraps of hair, a toothless mouth beneath her deformed nose. Gnarled knobby fingers twisted into a claw protracting from a bent and twisted torso that lurches about on wobbly… Read more »

harpertara
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harpertara

I have no problem with the ‘traditional’ Halloween decoration. If you take the way we ‘celebrate’ this holiday now, it is simply a time of fantasy. If you know the pointed hat on the crone implies her ‘cone of power’ or wisdom and that the crone is an ancient symbol of wisdom, that her broom is a symbol for sweeping away the old year…what is there to be upset about? Most people these days do not equate ‘witch’ with a nasty, misshaped old woman. The pumpkins and black cats and bats are all holdovers from pagan times in various ways.… Read more »

Needle&Thread
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Needle&Thread

I like the “traditional” Halloween decor. It’s meant to be fun and I believe it’s just that.

Becky C
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Becky C

I don’t find it offensive at all. I think its probably the only time of year when mainstream people take a turn for the pagan 🙂
So since there are all the decorations I take the opportunity to shop for home decor.

Ptah
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Ptah

Like them.. its a kids celebration…might as well find joy somewhere.