The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005
Treguenda or Danza Alla Strega
This Italian dance is based on a witches’ ritual in which an invisible web is woven to entrap unwary travelers. Because of the connection with spiders, some historians associate the treguenda with the tarantella.
According to Charles Godfrey Leland’s book Aradia or The Gospel of the Witches (see BOOKS: Grimoires: Aradia), treguenda is also the term used to denote a sabbat or witch-meeting. Italian witch-trial transcripts put great emphasis on dancing as an element of the witches’ sabbat.