male healer

anonymous asked:

This might be stupid question: why most of the witches were men? Since in other countries witches were mostly women, i'm just suprised it was opposite in Estonia

I am not 100% sure in my answer, however it’s most likely because most of the people accused and convicted were people who were known as local “ravitsejad” (means healers, and Estonians had both male and female healers) who couldn’t heal the patients or were accused of giving poisoned alcohol to the victim (as women generally didn’t make alcohol nor they visited pub usually)

Also, fun fact to know - 82,7% of the accusers were also men.