Defense Against Witchcraft
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Probably eighteenth century
Medium: Amulet
Publisher: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Defense Against Witchcraft

This amulet, believed to be from the eigtheenth century, contains a prayer intended to protect a woman from "any mannor of Wichcraft or Evle spirit" that might "in habit & disturbe the wearar of this precept." The prayer invokes a verse from the Gospel of Matthew that says if one has faith, mountains can be moved.