A Discovery of Witches Symbols & Objects

Deborah Harkness
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Creatures

This word symbolizes the difference between humans and the other three classes of humanoid beings, including witches, vampires, and daemons.

Magic

To Diana, magic symbolizes her parents' deaths, and she refuses to be involved in magic on any level because of that connection. Diana later realizes that denying her true identity and refusing to learn magic have put her in serious danger, and she learns that she was actually bound so that she could not use her magic.

The Queen

This is the chess piece in the game Matthew and Hamish play, and it symbolizes Matthew's focus on keeping Diana safe. Hamish notes that Matthew loses the game because he has all his pieces focused on the queen, leaving his king open to be captured. Later, Sophie gives Matthew a queen from a chess set he'd used in the1500s, and it provides the inspiration for...

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