Typically wear talismans
Gypsies are a race of people. Though common to the world, some of them are magical and related to witches. Their magic is considered a sister tradition to witchcraft. Gypsies are separated in tribes. Similar to wiccan covens, these tribes also have symbolic signs and talismans that represent their family. The Nicolae tribe possesses the Waffediyok.
Some Gypsies are born as a Shuvani, which is similar to a wiccan High Priestess. Shuvani are more powerful than other Gypsies. They are seen as holy women and ensure traditions are passed on through the generations. The Nicolae tribe had many Shuvanis, who were targeted by Gypsy Hunters, Orin and Cree.
The Eyes Have ItEdit
Phoebe visited a Gypsy fortuneteller called Teresa when her powers were not working properly. Through Phoebe's power of premonition, Teresa foresaw the Gypsy Hunters targeting Shuvanis and tried to flee. After Teresa was killed by Cree, the Charmed Ones sought out the rest of the tribe and prevented Cree from killing Lydia Nicolae. They then worked with Lydia to protect her niece Ava, though Cree succeeded in killing Lydia before he was vanquished with a potion.
Cree's father, Orin, then stole Lydia's eyes from the morgue to restore his sight and gain the power of the Waffediyok. He confronted Ava and the sisters, though Ava was able to vanquish him by calling forth the power of her ancestors.
Baby's First DemonEdit
Eve, an ally of the Nicolae tribe, helped Phoebe and Paige preparing to be midwives for Piper when she would give birth. Piper warned her sisters about using magic in front of her, as knowing about magic and seeing it where two different things.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Basic Powers
- Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
- Potion Making: The ability to brew potions.
- Mediumship: The ability to see and commune with spirits of the dead. Gypsies refer to these apparitions as a "Mulo", which is viewed as an omen or warning.
- Divination: The ability to predict the future. Gypsies have a very strong relation to fortune telling through various means.
- (Marina Nicolae's Book:)
The Six KeysEdit
- Blood of Pelican
- Vinegar, most sharp
- Head of a Raven
- Head of a Black Dragon
- Lynx Eyes
- 1. The First Key is that which
- opens the dark prisons in
- which the Sulphur is shut
- up: this is it which knows how
- to extract the seed out of
- (The text continues but is not seen on screen. It can be found here: The Six Keys)
List of GypsiesEdit
Notes and TriviaEdit
- The gypsies in the Charmed universe can be seen as equivalent to the real Romani people.
- Gypsy blood is a potion ingredient.
- Unlike witches, they do not seem to be protected by Whitelighters.
Gypsies have appeared in a total of 3 episodes throughout the course of the series
- Season 7
- Show Ghouls