Why Are Witches In Movies/Series Portrayed With Black Or Orange Hair?

Witches in movies and TV-series are more frequently portrayed with black or orange hair than blonde or hazel. #Witch #Portrayal #Movie
Why Are Witches In Movies/Series Portrayed With Black Or Orange Hair?
Why Are Witches In Movies/Series Portrayed With Black Or Orange Hair?

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  • I never really noticed... I practice witchcraft myself and I have auburn hair... But I think red hair is more unique and stands out, while black gives that mystery... And that what they expect from witches in media

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  • Because black hair and eyes are associated with evilish, satin etc..
    Angels are associated with blond or beown hair and blue ir green eyes..

    Lots of men like bad girls, satanic girls since they claim wanting to have sex with that instead of an angel.

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    • Any girl who claims to be "satanic" at your age probably has unresolved daddy issues and needs help.

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    • No.. Skin is racial.. Hair and eyes aren't

    • Yes, they're. Facial features, hair and eye color also counts. This woman for instance has light-skin, blue eyes and medium blonde hair - like some Europeans. She's born that way. But many would say she still looks more African than North-European because of her facial features.
      i.huffpost.com/.../s-DESTINYBIRDSONG-large640.jpg

      It's more common for Asians and Africans to have black hair than Scandinavians too. There aren't many Asians and Africans with natural blonde or orange hair. So yes, hair and eye color is as racial as the skin tone. So is facial features.

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  • Darker hair just seems more evil rather than blonde hair and the only time I can see blonde as evil is if you find the head cheerleader of a highschool and she's a mean blonde, that's as far as it goes with this, blonde is just not a very evil look...
    As for the orange hair it is because of the saying that goes that ginger don't have a heart and soul so that's why it's incorporated into them...

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  • Because blonde is associated with fair maidens. Light equals good. Dark (black) equals evil. Red haired children are devil's child. (That's what they thought anyway)

    The thing is there are no witches, when Shakespeare wrote about them in Macbeth most people did not believe in them.

    It's like this throughout a lot of mythology and genres. Black and red are often "the bad guys". Why are sith lightsabers red, Lucas could have made red good and blue evil.

    I suspect it originates with blood and darkness. We would have feared the dark and seen blood as a warning.

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  • It comes from the middle ages, I think

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  • Witchcraft was nothing but outing the odd, rebellious one out. People get scarred of things they don't know about. In western regions black & red are a rarity in hair colours. Women with those hair must have been rare in ancient times. So people got scared and associated them with witchcraft. The mythologies couldn't help but relate red with fire and black with darkness. And people kept following the stereotypes for a long time.

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  • Redheads have been frequently used as an evil scapegoat in films for whatever reason.

    raven-haired is more symbolism than anything, representing dark intentions.

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    • Women with black haor more than gongers tho.. I've rarely seen a scary movie with a ginger as the demon or ghost lol.. That demond wouldn't be so scary anymore..

  • Dark things are considered scary and mysterious, because you can't see in the dark. Therefore witchcraft is traditionally associated with black.

    And gingers have no soul of course

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  • Because of the stereotype of Jewish women being witches. They often ethnically have black, dark brown or red hair.

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  • Who has orange hair?

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  • Because black symbolizes darkness and it's spooky blondes are angels

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    • I have light brown hair but its true.. Blondes look like angels.. Its si attractive for a girl to look like an angel too

    • Depends what your into. I think dark hair women are attractive there is something mysterious about them blondes look too innocent

  • pretty much the stereotype of blond = good, brunette= evil.

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  • Witches are supposed to be dark creatures so their hair is dark too. Ginger because of the stereotype that they are soulless

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  • Probably because most classic witch myths come from Anglo-Saxon and Celtic cultures.

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  • Probably because everyone does it at this point so it's easy visual shorthand

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  • Not sure about the dark hair but I do know that redheads were thought to be a sign of witchcraft. So that part makes sense

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  • Not true..
    Charmed has different hair witches

    Hocus pocus has different hair witches as well

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    • Sorry but I rememer charmed, one has black, one brown an d one red hair... so half of your argument is wrong

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    • Billie Jenkins played by the girl from the big bang theorie and i think there was another

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  • Who knows? i'm a witch, and my hair is indigo
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    ~ Mrs Manson

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  • Maybe cause that's color we're not used to see a lot in movie / series?

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  • In the Originals there are blonde witches.

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  • because blondes are not seen as evil

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  • Maybe it's something traditional. lol

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  • From which movie/serie Is the first pic?

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    • It's from the TV-series Salem. Considering watching it? I don't recommend that show. It's both cringeworthy, historical inaccurate and portrays historical people in a distasteful way.

    • Great 😄 exactly what I need right now, maybe I will I don't known yet I was curious thank you

  • Blondes are h#ed

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What Guys Said 32

  • Caused from 2 things

    Woman with red hair got burned in the past because the people believed they are bonded with the devil or something...

    The other is... only blonde hair is good at far right surpreme (which represent the system), so all other colours are bad or evil

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  • The concept of witches as we know them originates from Central/Northern European paganism, I think. And in those areas people with black and red hair are more rare than other colours. So I guess the portrayal is supposed to make them appear more mysterious, and exotic.

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  • Dark hair because dark is mysterious and mysterious can be evil
    Red hair because gingers have no soul and are totally evil so speaketh the Cartman
    It doesn't only apply to witches in movies and tv shows
    Not so often the blondes are the antagonists particularly not female blondes

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  • I've heard gingers can see in your soul and are witches and demons. Also found out Lilith was a redhead so I get the stories I've heard over the years. And honestly ginger witches usually are cuter so maybe that's why as well or to further portray that idea gingers are evil and bizzare

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  • There was a time when people dressed like that and with such hair color were burned alive because people really taught they were witches or something alike.

    So like much movies/series, they are based on old myths ;)

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  • there were some blonde witches in supernatural that's evil. there's 2 blonde witch sisters on season 13 episode 12. i remember there were more in previous seasons but too long ago so i don't remember which season and episode for those lols.

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  • I can only really say what I know from a lot of Romanian folklore, wherein having orange hair was a sign that you had an attunement to evil forces like witchcraft or vampirism.

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  • Because black/dark is associated with evil while lighter colors are associated with good.

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  • Black is more of a dark mystery evil colour and you interpret them as more evil when wearing full black than a rainbow outfit

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  • Representing darkness and fire. Witches are known for being evil. (With a few exceptions like Harry Potter. Lots of nice witches there. lol)

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  • Well. There's the soul-less ginger routine. And black. Well that just fits with the whole dark aesthetic

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  • Black is equated with evil, and gingers have no soul so they make perfect witches, duh lol

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  • Because black is the color of darkness, and redheads were supposed to be the devil children.

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  • Cuz those beautiful bitches Put a Spell on Me every time

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  • Charm Ones? Paige character. No wait that was in Buffy... the lesbian girl. Forgot her name lol

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  • Stereotypes of pagan people of the past most likely.

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  • I dont know. Some are even too beautiful to be a witch.

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  • bcs the actresses that got the role have black or orange hair

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  • Because it's movies/TV and red hair is the sexiest by far.

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  • woman with black or orange hair is more terrible than blonde hair

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