Create a Potion and We'll Guess Your Witch Name

By: Marie Hullett

Create a Potion and We'll Guess Your Witch Name
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About This Quiz

When one becomes a witch, they often assume a unique name to reflect their new place in the world. From Morgan Le Fay to Medea to the Witch of Endor, witches, fictional and real-life alike, rarely boast an everyday, mortal name. Before you can obtain your witchy title, though, you must prove yourself through the craft of elixir. 

If you plan to plunge into the supernatural, you might do well to first dabble in the art of potion-making. After all, like any skill, it requires plenty of practice and at least a little (super)natural talent. When you stir up a little hollyhock and jacklebeet, nightshade and pig's feet, you'll determine where your strengths lie and what you could stand to improve on. Eventually, you'll develop a unique style that will come to shape your identity among the other witches. Sure, most witches ride on broomsticks and conjure potions. But what makes your magic distinctly you? 

To determine your witch name once and for all, allow this quiz to whisk you through the art of conjuring. Will you use a pinch of ragged robin, a strip of snakeskin, or some yarrow root? Afterward, will you become a good witch, a bad witch, or some other type of witch entirely?  Let's find out!

Your infusion needs a base liquid in which all other ingredients will be steeped. What will it be?
Water
Pomegranate juice
Blood
Grapeseed oil

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It's time to grab a big wooden spoon and put on your apron. Now, which vessel will you choose to concoct your conjuring?
A wooden bowl
A cast-iron cauldron
A golden vase
A marble pot

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Let's toss in an herb to get the magic brewing. Which one will you choose first?
Sage
Feverfew
Hyssop
Jasmine

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As you create your brew, you must focus on the outcome you wish to imbue. What type of spell do you want to cast?
A spell that turns a human into an animal
A spell that wreaks havoc on my enemies
A spell that makes someone fall in love
A spell that spreads divine wisdom

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OK, let's choose another herb to add to the mix. What do you pick?
Rue
Nettle
Lemon balm
Horehound

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Oooh, I can smell the magic already. Now, it's time to add another organic ingredient. What will it be?
A sprig of cypress
A serpent's eye
A robin's eggshell, crushed
A hemlock root

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What time of day would you like your enchantment to take effect?
At dawn
At midnight on the night of a full moon
During sunrise
Just as dusk falls

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To ensure your potion works, you must meditate on the image of a mythical animal. From this creature, you will harness even greater powers. Which one will you choose?
A dragon
A minotaur
A unicorn
A sphinx

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Naturally, your potion demands the support of an otherworldly element. Which of these hard-to-find ingredients will you secure?
The toadstool of an elf
The flesh of a demon
Twice-blessed water
The wings of a fairy

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We should probably ask: Is this your first time concocting a magical potion?
I've brewed a few before.
Yes, of course, and I have to say, I don't need your help. I prefer to do things my way.
I'm afraid so
No, I've made hundreds ... or thousands.

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You must now summon the strength of a Greek god. Whose guidance will you seek?
Pan: god of the wild, shepherds and flocks
Hades: god of the underworld
Astraea: goddess of justice, purity and precision
Athena: goddess of wisdom, handicraft and warfare

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The witches from Shakespeare's "Macbeth" cooked up something truly dark and magical. What's your favorite ingredient these crafty witches used? (We might as well throw it in your potion, too!)
Wool of bat
Fillet of a fenny snake
Tooth of wolf
Slip of yew

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Just like when you cook dinner, a potion sometimes (and conveniently) calls for an item that's already in your cupboard. Which of these everyday ingredients will you include?
Vanilla extract, to enhance clairvoyance
Garlic, to instill fury
Honey, for goodwill
Apple cider vinegar, to heighten senses

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Whether you hope someone will inhale or consume your potion, it will need at least a hint of sweetness to compel them to try it. Which fruit essence will you incorporate?
Blackberry
Blood-orange
Pomegranate
Lemon

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Which of these words best captures what you would like to accomplish in your witchy conjuring?
Justice
Destruction
Healing
Enlightenment

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Hmm, your potion still lacks a little something-something. What will you add a pinch of?
Toadflax
Jimsonweed
Holy thistle
Nightshade

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Now, with help from a few magpie feathers, you have the option of infusing flying powers into your potion. Would you like to do so?
No, though I want to convert them into an animal, I don't want them to become a winged one.
Absolutely not! I want nothing good to come of this.
Sure, that would be a lovely addition. Who doesn't yearn to fly?
That's OK. I already know how to make a flying potion, and I have something else in mind for this one.

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It's time to mix it up. How many times will you stir your magical brew?
Thirteen times, using only my mind
I'll enlist a disfigured gnome to stir it for me 666,666 times.
Three times a charm!
Actually, I'm going to whisk it.

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Now, how would you like to prepare your tincture?
Age it in a 100-year-old barrel
Boil it
Ferment it under the sun for 99 days
Decant it over and over again

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Will you opt to strain out the chunkier bits?
I have no idea. What do you think?
No, I won't.
Yes, of course, I will do that.
I will use a medium strainer to remove the bulk of it, but I'd like to leave a little pulp.

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Into which vessel will you pour your potion?
An old glass bottle unearthed from a shipwreck
An emptied urn
A vintage perfume bottle
A bronze flask

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You'll soon have to give the potion to someone. How would you like your potion to be ingested?
They should put three drops of the potion in three baths that they take (while inhaling deeply).
I'll mix it into their food.
It will taste sweet and delicious so that they can drink it straight from a glass.
They must dab it onto their wrists and smell it throughout the day.

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Do you think you'd like to try the potion, too?
No, it's not for me, thanks.
Absolutely not! It's pure evil.
Yes, I'd love to!
Perhaps, if the mood strikes

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What does your potion smell like now?
Fresh pine
Dirt, sin and depravity
Strawberry angel food cake
Mint

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What will you name your otherworldly elixir?
Elixir of Beastly Delusion
Vial of the Void
Draught of Eternal Purity
Potion of Ancient Wisdom

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Even witches must deal with matters of money. If you could, would you sell this potion to the masses?
Maybe
Sure! I could wreak havoc and become rich, all at once.
Well, I'd like to spread healing and goodwill, so I'd give it out for free.
No, I'd never want magic in the hands of the masses. Who knows what might happen?

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It's time to recite a spell while you unleash your potion unto the world. Which incantation will you choose?
"Oh sprig of spruce, stem of leaf, let human retreat and unfurl the beast!"
"Die, die, die, devil, devil, devil, burn, burn, burn ..."
"Bippity Boppity Boo!"
"May the moon shine on the mind's wisdom, the sun illuminate each hidden truth."

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Is there anything special one should do while ingesting this elixir?
Stand on their head and curse the moon
Sprinkle crushed crickets throughout a graveyard
Gaze up at the sun while lying in a field of daffodils
Try to empty their mind completely

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Is there some sort of item that will aid in the spell?
A hand drum
A ram's horn
The sun card from a tarot deck
Sandalwood incense

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Can this spell ever be reversed, just in case?
Sure, but it won't be easy, and only I can do it by administering another potion.
No way
Yes, of course, some lavender essence applied to the forehead can reverse it at any moment.
Contact with a black cat can reverse the spell.

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