I've recently been reading A Hat Full of Sky and a lot is made in there about the typical witch hat.
Now we all know what a witches' hat looks like - we've grown up hearing stories about witches and many of them have the pointy hats we associate with them.
The question is - where does this type of hat come from? Is it based on something else or did witches really wear hats like this?
Given the way witches have been treated over the years (on this world) one would imagine that they wouldn't want to advertise the fact. But again and again in popular culture, witches are depicted wearing the pointy hat.
Any ideas about the origin of these hats?
“Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.” – Blaise Pascal