Create Your Own Familiar

We've been traveling around the country visiting schools and at each one the students have created their own Familiar Story.

Monday, March 15, 2010


In the spirit of March Madness, here on the blog this month we will be holding the first official Familiar Madness Tournament. 16 of the all-time great familiars from literature, film, and television will face off in a single elimination tourney to decide who is the greatest of them all.

12. Salem - the familiar cat of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

"Despite Salem's megalomaniacal desires for world domination, he is generally portrayed as having a good heart and being a loyal friend to Sabrina. He generally served two roles: one as a mentor for Sabrina, as she found it easier to go to him with her messier problems, or the trouble-maker, such as convincing Sabrina to use magic to solve her problems, which generally ended up putting Sabrina in even more trouble than before." (Wiki)

Although he was motivated by his greed, ambition, and most of all, hunger, Salem cared deeply for Sabrina, as any worthy familiar would. Granted, being the loyal animal companion of a suburban witch doesn't quite compare to venturing through Camelot or Middle-earth, but some might say assisting a 16 year old girl is even more terrifying.

Crookshanks, Pyewacket, and now Salem. Which cat would you want as your familiar?

Tomorrow: To be a familiar, or not to be a familiar. That is the question.


  1. Oh, I'm so glad Salem was included in this! Loved the show when it was on (yes, guilty of watching) and Salem was one of those characters that you couldn't wait to see...even if just for a moment. Of the three cat choices at this point, I'm thinking Salem would be my pick. =0)

  2. Loved Salem!!!!!!! Thanks for including him and thanks for a great idea for a post. Very entertaining.

  3. Salem is unusual, too. He was once a warlock who was sentenced to 100 years as a cat by the Witch's Council because he tried to take over the world.