Hell hath no fury – like a woman!

This week over at the Broke and Bookish the topic for Top Ten Tuesday is :

‘Halloween themed freebie’


With Halloween in mind I thought I’d put forth 10 wicked female characters for us with one main theme:

  1. The White Witch from CS Lewis’ Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Let’s face it – she froze Narnia and forbid Christmas!
  2. The Wicked Witch of the West, the Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum – well, she wasn’t very upset when her sister got squashed by a falling house, she was very mean to the straw man and basically a tyrant to the munchkins!  “oh what a world”
  3. The Three Witches from Stardust by Neil Gaiman- you can’t just go around eating pure and innocent fallen stars!
  4. Ursula from the Little Mermaid – a plotter of nefarious deeds!  Stealer of dreams and voices!
  5. Witch of the Waste from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, robbed Sophie of her youth because she was jealous!
  6. Bellatrix LeStrange from JKRowling’s Harry Potter.  Very powerful, evil and a death eater.  Not to mention killed various characters.
  7. The Grand High Witch from Roald Dahl’s Witches – she has plans – massive plans – to destroy all the children!
  8. The Queen – from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by the Grimm Brothers.  She may be a queen, and was once the fairest in the land but deep down she’s an evil witch who wants the heart of snow white delivering to her in a box!  tsk
  9. The Witch who cursed the trolls in Danielle Jensen’s Stolen Songbird.  Can’t say too much for fear of spoilers!
  10. Dolores Umbridge from JKRowling’s Harry Potter.  All dressed up in her pink suits looking like butter wouldn’t melt, drinking tea out of her bone china and surrounded by cats – but deep down (in fact not so very deep) she has a horrible mean streak – and don’t be caught talking in class because she’ll give you lines and they won’t be written on paper.

Tis all for me this week.  Except for a little spell from the Sanderson Sisters:

Twist the bones and bend the back

Itch-it-a-cop-it-a Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca

Trim him of his baby fat

Itch-it-a-cop-it-a Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca

Give him fur black as black

Just…. like…. that!


12 Responses to “Hell hath no fury – like a woman!”

  1. proxyfish

    I LOVE Hocus Pocus, it’s my Halloween film! Great list, somehow Dolores Umbridge is the creepiest of them all.. must be the pink suit!

  2. jessicabookworm

    I love your witch theme and really appreciate the Hocus Pocus quote 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love that film! I have to get it out and watch it every year.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Jenn

    Great topic choice!! Umbridge is the most evil character. She still makes my skin crawl.

  4. christine danielle

    Your list is so unique! Agree with #1 and #2 so much.

    Here’s mine I hope you check it out 🙂 MY TOP TEN TUESDAY

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Witches! You even have the sea witch Ursula, which is a great choice 😀

  6. Carmen

    I know they are terribly evil, but what would fantasyland be without them?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Exactly – if there were no baddies things would pretty soon make for dull reading!
      Lynn 😀

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