Recurrent Figures in Literature
Peeling back the layers of a witch can be fascinating, and the witch archetype is one of the most intriguing layers. It is the archetype figure of the crone/hag which is deeply connected to the witch that draws my interest. The wizened old woman who is so full of knowledge that she is sometimes feared for it can be seen as a catalyst in stories, myth, and folklore. Hecate, for example is one of these catalyst in her role as the guardian of the crossroads, she is present for life’s transitions. To add to Hecate’s layers, she also has associations to angels and oracles. Witches have so many depths built into their characters, so many wonderful layers to explore, and I can’t wait to read about the witch and layer you choose to unravel in your submission to us at The Cauldron Anthology.