Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Halliwells

"You can kill me, but you cannot kill my kind. With each generation, the Warren witches will grow stronger and stronger - until, at last, three sisters will arrive. Together, these three sisters will be the most powerful witches the world has ever known, they will defeat all kinds of evil. They will be known as The Charmed Ones."
 ~ Melinda Warren's last words, before being burned at the stake.

"We're the protectors of the innocent. We're known as The Charmed Ones."
~ Phoebe Halliwell

The Charmed Ones
The Charmed Ones are a sisterhood of three (four) witches who descend from the Warren line of witches. They are known as the most powerful witches ever to walk the Earth, and are dedicated to protecting innocents and ridding the world of evil. 

The history of the Charmed Ones goes all the way back to their ancestor, Melinda Warren, a powerful witch who unfortunately lived in the era of the Salem Witch Trials. Melinda possessed all three original Charmed powers; the powers of Telekinesis, Molecular Immobilization, and Premonition, and was the creator of the Warren Book of Shadows.  Each Charmed One has one specific power inherited from their ancestor; the prophecy states that the eldest has the power to move things with her mind, the middle sister can freeze time, and the youngest can see into the past, present, and future. The magical bond between these sisters is known as The Power of Three, and is said to be the strongest form of magic in the world. It is represented by the ancient symbol called the Triquetra. Although the prophecy speaks only of three sisters, there is a fourth Halliwell sister. 

The Charmed Ones
After the death of Prue (portrayed by Shannen Doherty) on May 17th, 2001, the Halliwells' long lost half-sister, Paige (portrayed by Rose McGowan), was revealed. She received her powers and joined Piper (portrayed by Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (portrayed by Alyssa Milano), taking Prue's place in the Power of Three and reconstituting the Charmed Ones. 

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