The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005
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The notion of seven spiritually powerful sisters seems universal. China has Seven Weaving Maidens; the Bible has the Seven Midianite Sisters, daughters of the shaman-priest Jethro. Even the sky has the Seven Pleiades, popularly believed to represent “Seven Sisters.” “Seven Sisters” is also a popular name for Hoodoo practitioners, regardless of whether there are really seven or only one.
Seven Sisters was the magical name of Ida Carter, a celebrated Hoodoo doctor from Hogansville, Alabama
The Seven Sisters of New Orleans, renowned conjure women, were the inspiration for the 1931 blues song by J.T. “Funny Paper” Smith. According to the song, the names of the sisters are Sarah, Minnie, Bertha, Holly, Dolly, Betty, and Jane.