It’s Walpurgisnacht – get your broomstick ready!

Today is Wapurgisnacht, a night of dark celebrations, also known as Hexennacht or witches night!! I am going to retweet some of our witchy posts from the blog but here are some pictures of the dark sabbath from the archive to get you in the mood. If you are going out tonight don’t forget your broomstick!!


Agostino Veneziano, ‘The Witches Rout'(c.1520) above

Albrecht Durer, ‘Witch Riding Backwards on a Goat’ (c.1500) below


Pierre de Lancre (1553-1651), detail from the witches sabbath, ‘The Inconstancy of Witches’ below



About Lucy Northenra

Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Hertfordshire
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