Postcard of the Easter Witch. The first known record of Påskkärring or Easter Witch comes in the form of a church painting found in Uppland, Sweden dating from By 1668 the belief in them was strong enough for witch hysteria to arise.
Norwegian Easter Witch: PASKE -What an interesting witch! She always has a copper kettle, her cat, wears a kerchief, and can fly on her broom. They all meet -- the women who are older w/their cats kettles brooms.