Simple people always dreaded witches’ knowledge of herbal potions and remedies, their connection with nature and animals, and their free-spirited beliefs. Unquestionably, these female magicians owe their bad reputation to the fear of the unknown. Equally to the sorceress, her companion the raven radiates an eerie aura. The raven’s pitch-black plumage, its croaking call associate it with death and evil omens. The bird endowed with speech symbolises prophecy and knowledge. Witch and raven share the eye of magic, peering through space and time and connecting the material world with the world of spirits.