Spellbinding Witches Who Make Us Want to Join Their Covens

Spellbinding Witches Who Make Us Want to Join Their Covens

Grab your broomsticks, readers! Halloween is almost here, and we’re itching to throw on our pointy black hats, fire up our magic wands, and practice our favorite spells. Literature is full of witches we’d love to spend an afternoon with, from Hermione Granger to the Wicked Witch of the West. Not all of these witches have established covens, but if they formed them we’d be the first in line to join! Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites—along with some pros and cons to help you pick which witchy coven is right for you. 

Witches: Three Witches

Appears in: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

The good: These three can write a nice rhyme. Double double, toil and trouble. Need we say more?

The bad: It seems like this situation might get a bit cliquey.

Witch: Wicked Witch of the West

Appears in: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The good: You’ll have winged monkeys at your beck and call.

The bad: She hates water, so there won’t be any swim outings in this coven’s future.

Bruja: Alex

Appears in: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

The good: This powerful bruja will do anything to keep her loved ones safe, so you know she’ll have your back.

The bad: Alex accidentally made her family disappear, so it follows that she might accidentally make you disappear, too.

Witch: The Grand High Witch

Appears in: The Witches by Roald Dahl

The good: She’s got a talent for leadership, so you’ll never be at a loss for what to do.

The bad: You might get roped into her large-scale plan to turn children into mice.

Witch: Sunny

Appears in: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The good: To hang out with Sunny and the Oha Coven, you get to travel to Nigeria and play football.

The bad: The Oha Coven has its hands full dealing with an evil figure who is murdering children.

Witch: Tea

Appears in: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

The good: Tea can bring the dead back to life so… there’s that.

The bad: There are unanticipated consequences associated with Tea’s considerable powers, and it could make life more complicated.

Witch: Hermione Granger

Appears in: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

The good: Nerdiest. Coven. Ever.

The bad: We worry that there might be homework involved.

Witch: Aster

Appears in: The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

The good: Aster is male, and certainly won’t judge those who are interested in witchcraft, regardless of their gender.

The bad: You just might get jealous that you weren’t born into Aster’s family, as either a witch or a shapeshifter.


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