Some think witches continue their evil after death. It is said that when one has been ten years in the grave her shadow rises up and ‘walks’ (Crkolez village in Metohijsko Podgorje). But she walks ‘as a ghost, not as an animated corpse’ and ‘cuts like a sword’; whoever is harmed by her dies at once (Plakaonica village on the river Rogozna). Therefore, when a striga dies it is thought that her heel-strings and the tendons behind her knees should be cut with a black-handled knife, to prevent her leaving her grave and visiting her home to harm people.
Characteristicso of Witches
T. P. VUKANOVIC (via dianaandpansson)