Witchcraft Wednesday: What’s the Deal with Poppets?

Welcome to Wednesday, Witches! Today I am going to address the subject of poppets, otherwise known as dollies, pippies, moppets and mommets.

A woman wearing a hat holds a carved wooden doll.

I know that for a long time when I was young, I personally thought poppets were basically the Western version of the “Voodoo Doll”. In pop culture, there is this idea of the Doll as a weapon of torture, and, yes, poppets sure are sometimes used to inflict magic upon someone. However, the humble poppet in yesterday’s and today’s witchcraft is most often used as a way to protect someone through magic, and to bring lovely things into their lives.