Didn't it ever occur to the witch-hunters that they would never be able to capture a really powerful, dangerous witch who was in league with Satan?not really surprising since members of the same group like to beat up homosexuals and/or abuse women, two groups who are not generally known to be aggressive, strong, or able to successfully defend themselves. powerful witches would be too dangerous, you know, same as the inhabitants of the valley that possessed iron chariots.
The theory is that witches were
lesbians living separate from society. Some were into herbal potions they mixed up in their "lairs" in the woods. And there is more theory about broom sticks as well.