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  • Writer's pictureCecilia MacDuff

Top 5 Witches in Modern Media

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

We work really hard to make our rooms as immersive and realistic as possible, so when we were building our small group, witch cottage escape room (for a couple of years..thanks covid) we got to do a lot of digging into different kinds of witchy styles and what they're all about. 

If you're not sure whether or not you have a favourite witch, take a look at this list and let us know if you can think of any other witches you love - and why! 

Obviously lists are very subjective - here's my favourite witches in modern tv and movies 


1. Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter) -Potentially the most mature and rational witch of the bunch, and absolutely the smartest, Professor McGonagall is not only a witch - but an animagus (shapeshifter) as well. Minerva can choose between roaming the halls of hogwarts as a human witch, or a cat! McGonagall is always going out of her way to discipline the students of hogwarts in a productive and respectful way, and I would be happy if she were my teacher - or even my mom! 2. Elphaba (The Wizard of OZ) -Probably the best known witch in media today, the wicked witch of the west boasts all of the witchy features you think of when you hear the word "WITCH" Hooked nose, green skin, boils and that cackle - oh that cackle. Elphaba is the "bad witch" of the witch sisters in "The Wizard of Oz" - but she really just wants her stolen shoes back... so who's really the bad witch here? 3. Ursula the sea witch (the little mermaid) - You don't typically think of magic and witches when you think of "The Little Mermaid" but one of my favourite witches was born here - ursula the singing sea witch! She can be found fabulously hanging out at the bottom of the sea and forever being sarcastic and sassy. 4. Melisandre (Game of thrones) -Maybe she's a witch, maybe her necklace just encompasses power - but the one thing we know is that she has powers and she is referred to constantly in media as "The Red Witch" Melisandre has a way with words, fire and seduction, and she really drives our more modern belief of what we'd expect from a witchy preistess. 5. Aunt Zelda (Sabrina) - Adorable, quirky and a little bit aloof - Aunt Zelda is 100% the definition of a good witch. She truly just wants to make sure those around her are cared for correctly, and she even tries to see everyone's side when another witch decides they would like to dabble into dark magic. This list should really show you that there's a witch for everyone! Come meet our witch, Dorothy at Niagara Escapement this weekend, she can't wait to (m)eat you! hehehehehahahahah

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