Quiz: Which Discworld Witch Are You?

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Margaret Kingsbury

Contributing Editor

Margaret Kingsbury grew up in a house so crammed with books she couldn’t open a closet door without a book stack tumbling, and she’s brought that same decorative energy to her adult life. Margaret has an MA in English with a concentration in writing and has worked as a bookseller and adjunct English professor. She’s currently a freelance writer and editor, and in addition to Book Riot, her pieces have appeared in School Library Journal, BuzzFeed News, The Lily, Parents, StarTrek.com, and more. She particularly loves children’s books, fantasy, science fiction, horror, graphic novels, and any books with disabled characters. You can read more about her bookish and parenting shenanigans in Book Riot’s twice-weekly The Kids Are All Right newsletter. You can also follow her kidlit bookstagram account @BabyLibrarians, or on Twitter @AReaderlyMom.

The other week a rioter came across a tweet (the user has deleted their account) demanding less Harry Potter quizzes and more Discworld quizzes—namely, a which Discworld witch are you quiz. As a lifelong fan of Discworld, I jumped on the idea.

The witches were my entry point into Discworld, and while there are no wrong places to start in the Discworld universe, the witches are still my go-to recommendation for newbs. I’ve been reading Discworld since I was a teenager, thanks to my Uncle Jim, and there’s just no other fantasy series like it. Terry Pratchett was an amazing writer. The Discworld novels are profound, hilarious, approachable, witty. And the witches encapsulate all those things. They’re perfect. I want to believe these witches exist in the world. And I guess they do. I have them on my bookshelf, after all.

This is the best possible quiz because THERE ARE NO WRONG ANSWERS! Get Granny Weatherwax? Hell yes! Nanny Ogg? Absolutely! Magrat? My name’s already almost there! Agnes/Perdita? Fun! Tiffany Aching? My favorite young witch!

Enjoy, and let me know which Discworld witch you are! And maybe your favorite scene with that witch! (I got Magrat, and my favorite scene is when she slays as a warrior queen in Lords and Ladies.)