halda'wit

North American - A witch of the Tshimshian tribe. These people keep a piece of a corpse in a box and use it to bewitch others, causing illness or even death. Should he kill somebody in this way, the witch himself will die unless he walks round the dead person's house and crawls round his grave wearing the skin of some animal. Any person observing the rites of a halda'wit must join the ranks or be killed. Also commonly referred to as halda'wit.

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