Sir Bedevere: "Tell me, what do you do with witches?"
Crowd: "Burn, burn them up!"
Sir Bedevere: "And what do you burn apart from witches?"
Villager: "More witches!"
My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch, for the tears I cried
Take her down now, don't wanna see her face
All blistered and burned, can't hide my disgrace
— Diamond Head, "Am I Evil?"
"Choose me or your pyre!
Be mine or you will burn!"
— Judge Claude Frollo, "Hellfire," The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Sweden: I can't wait to dance around the maypole! It's so beautiful this year!
Norway: Indeed. Only one thing is missing. (lights the maypole on fire) FIRE!!!
Denmark: Don't forget the witch!
Coming to get you yeah, I'm coming to take you away
You witches are evil, you worship the Devil, so listen to what I say!
Peacefully come out your huts or I'll have you witches flayed
Must destroy you, play inside you, watch you wither away
Who's coming to get you, coming to take you away?
I find you guilty, witch-woman, 'cause I'm the Witchfinder-General!
—"Witchfinder General", Witchfinder General
A cart rolled through the town
And people all around
Gathered for the burning of the witch
They grit their teeth in anger
They raise their arms in fear
The burning stake was ready for that bitch
Singing "Burn her!
Burn her to the ground!"
Singing "Burn her sins!
Burn her pride!
Burn her till she dies!"
—"Burning A Sinner", Witchfinder General
I'm a fantasy role-playing gamer
I play whenever I can
I play Dungeons & Dragons, Runequest and Shadowlands
I've played as kings and vikings,
Wizards, elves and more
Until a bunch of fundies came and kicked down my front door
They stole my dice and gamebook
They called it a book of spells
They said I was conjuring demons
And things too weird to tell
They burned my books and papers
They almost burned me, too
They really believe in magic
They thought that stuff was true!
—>— Leslie Fish, "Gamers" (AKA "This Game is Real"