Covarrubias defined "encantadores" as "Maleficent ones, bewitchers, maguses, necromancers; although these names are different and for different reasons they are confused with one another.
58) Within the Quijote, a bewitcher who acted as a vehicle for the Satan of Catholic exorcistic practice appeared as one identity for the "wise enchanter" (sabio encantador) who pursued Don Quixote.
The self-exorcism made further provision for liberation from an enchanter or bewitcher, such as the one who plagued Don Quixote: "O blessed Christ .
praef i) (57) [I, brother Nicolaus Jaquerius, most lowly brother of the order of preachers, have begun to write the scourge of the bewitchers
, that is to say of heretical workers of harmful magic (malefici), in a plain style from the divine scriptures and the teachings of the saints, compelled by the frequent occurrence of impediments to the office of the inquisition, so that through this scourge certain perverse dogmas and stupid assertions, by which many evil things have been introduced, might be thrown out of the temple of God, that is, the Church of the faithful .