Chainsaw Carved Magician or Sorcerer? True History & Origin of Wizards & Witches

There are a lot of people that find wizardry intriguing. The art of magic and wisdom makes it into books and movies constantly. Their intriguing nature, poise, power, and mystical abilities can make many folks envious. Wizards are generally depicted as male witches and often appear in different cultures with their folktales and myths. People thought to possess magical powers or to command supernatural forces, wizards can be good or bad, depending on the lore. With some basic information about wizards, we at Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings would like share a little more about wizards.

Are Wizards Human?

In quite a few myths and legends wizards are dangerous, evil, or at the least dishonest. In some cultures, wizards and witches are not even fully human. Determined to harm humans, wizards and witches may be possessed by demons or wicked spirits even if they are not naturally evil. For the purpose of hurting others ordinary men and women may learn magic. In some instances, witches and wizards are often referenced as sorcerers and sorceresses instead. In African tradition, there is a distinguished difference between good magicians, or medicine men, and the bad magicians or sorcerers. In any case, both are types of discernible nonhuman witch.

True History of Wizards & Witches

The belief in wizards and witches was widespread in Europe during the Middle Ages. Said to be worshippers of the Devil, wizards and witches were feared. So much so that thousands of women and even some men were accused of witchcraft and were tortured and executed. The fear of witches and wizards were brought to North America when the English settlers came to theses borders. In 1692 a witch hunt in Salem, Massachusetts, resulted in the execution of 19 people. Even today, in some parts of the world accusations of witchcraft can lead to violence.

What Being a Wizard Means

However, not all wizards and witches are evil; magical or miraculous, these figures are supernatural related to forces beyond the normal world. In some folklore they are good spirits or magicians who help people. In books and movies, wizards are depicted as both, having the powers to do good or evil. As these wizards and witches have the ability to take on many forms, they are frequently stereotyped as an elderly man or woman, wearing dark robes and pointy hats European and American folklore. Some wizards and witches will communicate with the evil spirits and other can take the form of black cats, and the Japanese legends the familiars are owls and in Africa it is monkeys.

Wizard Chainsaw Carvings Carved in Las Vegas, Nevada & Helena, Montana

Where most associate wizards with being omniscient beings and defenders a man, they have quite a few admirers. People collect the different wizards and paraphernalia because of their adoration. At Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings, we craft many different collector items including wizards. We have a variety in our inventory and a wizard would look amazing watching over your landscaping carved from a dead tree or stump. It can really transform your garden and add to your unique collection. Contact us to learn more today!