Shapeshifitng Witches can ride or fly on animals or turn themselves into animals. In the process, the devil, who is equipped with animalistic features such as truncheons or tail, helps them. The conceptions mainly include animals, which are considered to be harmful in any case. Witches like to take cat or magpie form, they also appear as wolves or foxes, like as (oversized) hares, sometimes even as a chicken. But witches do not turn into animals like lamb, dove or swallow, which in Christianity are symbols of purity.