"Some historians have estimated that the total number of people tortured + killed was upwards of half a million." 500,000--the majority of whom were female children, widows, and seniors. Killed for no other reason than "she's a witch!!" After reading this, I'm going to get the phrase tattooed on me: "We are the daughters of the witches you couldn't burn"
Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins :: Representing the North Star (historically used by sailors for navigation) a nautical star was believed to keep a sailor on course. As such, they were also considered to help guide a sailor home.