Sidonia von Borcke (1548–1620) was a Pomeranian noble woman tried and executed for witchcraft. In posthumous legends, she was depicted as femme fatale and entered English literature as Sidonia the Sorceress.
In July 1619, Sidonia von Borcke were arrested and accused of witchcraft. On 18 November 1619, Sidonia von Borcke was transferred to a prison in Stettin. In December, 72 charges were formulated. Some of the most important ones were «knowledge of future and distant events», «sexual contacts with the devil, who allegedly materialized in pets such as von Borcke’s cat Chim», «magical practices like praying the “Judas psalm” and crossing brooms under the kitchen’s table.»