Salem is a seaport in Northeastern Massachusetts – and the site of the infamous witch trials of 1692
In the year 1692, colonial Salem town was going through a rough time. With a growing rift between the rich and the poor, between “good” women and “bad” (aka, unique and strong willed) women, people stopped trusting each other. And anyone who dared to be different was cast out of society.
Which is why when two girls from wealthy families suffering from an unusual illness blamed their symptoms on three women on the fringes of society, people were quick to convict them of witchcraft.
Any women was at risk of being accused – and all it took was one accusation to be sentenced to death.
In the end, over 200 women were convicted of “ the Devil’s magic” – and 19 were killed.
Most of the women who suffered from the witch trials were those who stood out – be it for being strong-willed, childless, independent, poor, or just unique.
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Greek and Roman god of sunlight, music, dance, and poetry. He is widely considered to be the most beautiful of all gods.
A Greek goddess of the moon, and the female complement of Sol, the god of the sun. She represents the lunar attributes of instinct, creativity, luck, and femininity.
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