Maren Spliid

Where was she executed?

Ribe, Denmark

Why was she accused of witchcraft?

Spliid was an intelligent woman who spoke her mind and offended powerful men. A competitor of her husband's tailoring business accused her and two other witches of waking him at night, blowing into his mouth, and causing him to become sick. He later vomited up an unnatural object.

Other Information:

  • Despite it being illegal at the time, Spliid was tortured for a confession.

  • She was given a bag of gunpowder to make her death by fire quicker.

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