For centuries there have been stories told about witches that were associated with the ocean and other parts of water. Those beings were called Sea Witches. These stories were about powerful ladies who could raise winds, cause storms, and even sink ships. If a ship sank or if there was a bad storm, a witch might be to blamed. She could get hanged or even worse, to be burnt at the stake.
Sometimes these witches would be regarded as powerful
phantoms that have supernatural powers that could determine the fate of a ships and their crew out in the ocean.
Traditionally, these witches would be seen out in the coast, casting powerful spells and giving a helping hand to sailors who need some extra luck out in sea. A common tale among Sea Witchery is that a witch can tie three knots in single rope or sometimes in a handkerchief and then give it to a sailor to bring some magick with them while sailing. When one knot was untied, it would cast a small force of wind; when another knot was untied, it would cast a much stronger breeze. Finally, when the third was untied, it brought out a massive wind storm.
Sea Witches are known to connect their spell craft with the element of water, at least most of the time. They also work with the tides, the weather and the moon. A Sea Witch doesnt just work with the ocean. He or she can work with other bodies of water, like the water in your bathtub, a lake, stream, or even a bowl of water with salt in it. A sea witch can mainly find their tools around the beach, by stuff that washes over to the shoreline. These items can be shells, beach glass, feathers, driftwood, sand, and other items.
To clarify something a Sea Witch neither performs black or white magick, but rather does gray magick. Which is a balance of both types of spell craft. A Sea Witch wishes to achieve stability between one and the other in the form of light and dark energies. The reason is because the Sea Witch see's equilibrium of everyday life and especially in the ocean. The ocean can be a cruel dark place but it can also be a calm and nice location. Its basically how life is and how life can turn out sometimes bad and sometimes good. This is why the Sea Witch strives for balance, in order to get the best out of life.
A Sea Witch is a solitary practitioner in witchcraft which means they practice their spell craft by them selves. Even though this may be they can still formalize a coven with each other, which is a group of witches.