Wizardry is an intriguing subject to many people. Books, films, and imagination often stars the crafting of magic. Quite a few people are envious of the inquisitive nature, poise, power and mystical abilities. Frequently appearing in different cultures with their folktales and myths, wizards are generally depicted as male witches. Wizards can be good or bad, depending on the lore and they are people thought to possess magical powers or to command supernatural forces. We at Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings would like to elaborate a little more about the basics concerning wizards.
What are Wizards?
There are more myths and legends that depict wizards as dangerous, evil or at the least dishonest. In some cultures, wizards, and even witches, are not completely human. In fact, more often than not, wizards and witches may be possessed by demons or wicked spirits even if they are not naturally evil as they are fully determined to harm human life. Ordinary men and women may learn magic for the sole purpose of hurting others. Some cultural differences also reference wizards and witches as sorcerers and sorceresses. In many traditions however, such as African for example, there is a distinguished difference between good magicians, or medicine men, and the bad magicians, or sorcerers. However, in either case, they are discernible nonhuman witches.
Wizard Belief & Religion
During the Middle Ages in Europe, the belief in wizards and witches was widespread. Wizards and witches were feared because they were said to worship the devil. This was an epidemic in that thousands of women, and even some men, were accused of witchcraft, which then led to them being tortured and executed. When the English settlers came to the North America borders, the fear of witches and wizards were brought with them. In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, the witch hunts resulted in the execution of 19 people. In some parts of the world, accusations of witchcraft can lead to violence, even in modern days.
Wizard Magic Powers
Where some witches and wizards are magical or miraculous, not all are depicted as evil, and these figures are supernatural related to forces beyond the normal world. In most folklore, movies, books, and other stories, wizards have the power to perform good or evil acts. They also have the ability to take on other forms, the European and American folklore stereotype is an elderly man or woman, wearing dark robes and pointy hats. Additionally, when they commune with evil spirits or opt to take on different forms, the often transform into black cats. However, in Japanese legends the familiars are owls and in Africa it is monkeys.
Wizard Chainsaw Carvings & More in Las Vegas, Nevada, Helena, Montana & Nampa, Idaho
Carve Me A Bear Chainsaw Carvings is equally enthusiastic with wizards and are happy to offer unique chainsaw carvings of wizards for any collector. You can also have a mythical wizard watching over your landscaping, carved from a dead tree or stump.