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In his Corrector, Burchard mentioned a similar belief connected with the Fates or “the sisters,” who were said to come into houses at certain times of the year and bring good luck if they found food and drink waiting for them.46 Neither Burchard nor William identified these ladies with Diana and her train, but other authors made this connection explicit. In the Romance of the Rose (c. 1270), Nature remarks that since women are credulous and emotional, they are especially susceptible to illusions and phantoms: As a result, many people in their folly think themselves

in The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft