She appears both in fairy tales and everyday life. At bottom, a Czech witch is a kind soul. She travels the world on her broom. She sometimes conjures up a beloved boyfriend for an unhappy girl and sometimes she talks a young man out of a wedding. It is quite dangerous to make her angry, as she, in a fit of fury, is able to change a girl’s beloved into a piece of stone or find a man the worst virago in the environs.