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Mercy Lewis (1674/7518th century) was an American woman accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and 1693.[1]

History

In 1926, Tina Goldstein used her name as an exclamation of surprise, asking Newt Scamander "Mercy Lewis, what is that?"[2]

Appearances

See also

Behind the scenes

  • According to Pottermore, some of the persons executed during the Trials were actual wizards and witches, though it is not stated whether Lewis was one.[3]
  • Mercy Lewis appears as a character in the Arthur Miller play The Crucible.

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