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BERCHTA (English Bertha)

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 767 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BERCHTA (English Bertha), a fairy in South German mythology. She was at first a benevolent spirit, the counterpart of Hulda in North German myth. Later her character changed and she came to be regarded as a witch. In Pagan times Berchta had the rank of a minor deity.
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