familiar spirit


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  • noun

Synonyms for familiar spirit

a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard

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Some narrators of this legend hold the opinion that Mother Rigby's conjurations and the fierceness of her will had compelled a familiar spirit into the figure, and that the voice was his.
And when, in speech with each other, they expanded their blubber lips, and showed their white fangs, as if they grinned at the thoughts of the expected tragedy, the startled commons could scarcely help believing that they were actually the familiar spirits with whom the witch had communed, and who, her time being out, stood ready to assist in her dreadful punishment.
THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT BEING SELECTIONS FROM A LIBRETTO OF THE BIRTH
Any child who sees the bloated body of a familiar spirit, even once, will be marked for life--not a curse but a queer anointing, as if the dead are always with us.
SAMOGON is not a new version of an already familiar spirit, nor is it a liqueur or an ingredient spirit; it represents a new category of base spirit in the U.
25) The reference to Blake occurs in the first issue, in an essay entitled, "Account of a Familiar Spirit, Who Visited and Conversed with the Author in a Manner Equally New and Forcible, Shewing the Carnivorous Duties of all Rational Beings and the True End of Philosophy.
She got off, unlike Elizabeth Simpson who in February 1650, was the first witch to be hanged on the old Town Moor where St James's Park now stands for sending a familiar spirit to kill a neighbour with whom she was feuding.