History has a lot fewer witch burnings than you probably think, and a lot more witches (supposedly) turning into animals and, uh, stealing butter. Here’s more:

Butter used to be associated with witches in Ireland back in the day. BUTTER 1 FIRST QUALITY 1 NET WT. 4OZ. (113g) BUTTER Butter was used in Celtic pagan rituals, 1/2 CUP START MEASURE HERE 1/4 CUP-> 1/3 CUP-7 and also, a witch could steal a neighbor's لم ESPOON MEASURE: 7 8 6 4 5 3 butter luck using magic. ABELED FOR RETAIL SALE CRACKED.COM NOW YOU KNOW

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For five centures, the Catholic Church refused to even acknowledge witches existed. That was from 900 to 1400 - and, not long after that, they got pretty enthusiastic about putting witches on trial. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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There's a popular superstition that witches can actually turn into butterflies. They'd do that to, well, steal butter (and milk) - that's how the butterfly got its name. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Centuries ago, they believed that witches literally kissed the Devil's ass. It was called the Kiss of Shame, and the belief was that it was how witches said hello to Satan. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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