The witches: under the Sign of Lilith

Palabras clave:

Witchcraft, Patriarchy, Female resistance, Witch-hunt


This paper, as documentary research, seeks to find in the literature the practice of witchcraft as female resistance to patriarchy. This is a tracking of the archetypes that refer to witchcraft and its persecution in the middle Ages. Key documentary sources are taken and go to significant secondary literature. It is noted that the tradition of witches has at least four sources, Lilith (Babylon), Morgana and Melusine (Celtic), Circe and Medea (Greek) and triplets of witches (Baroque novel). Following these traditions that are an expression of female resistance to patriarchy ago. It is concluded that female resistance to patriarchy is expressed in a multitude of figures who still thinks there is something in them of the witch.




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The witches: under the Sign of Lilith. (2018). Escribanía, 16(1), 193–206. Recuperado a partir de