What are the real names of the wicked witches from the west and east of Oz. Some people are not quite sure which to call them. Knowing that everyone has seen the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, the musical “Wicked” and Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful”? Thinking on when the first Oz movie came out and when the Musical and when the 2013 movie “Oz the Great and Powerful” you would think that the name’s would stay the same somehow for at least two of these.
The Wizard of Oz
In the wizard of Oz, the witch of the west (or Miss Almira Gulch, when Doherty was in Kansas) appears to be in her mid-40’s, arriving at Doherty’s farm house and says that Doherty’s dog ToTo had bit her. When Doherty arrives in Oz for the first time and after meeting the people of Munchkinland and Glinda The good witch of the North, the wicked witch of the west flies into the town, finds her sister under the house and tries to take it out on Doherty because of the farm house falling out of the sky and landing on the witch of the west’s sister, the wicked witch of the east and tries to take the ruby slippers from Doherty. But not once does anything say the true names of the wicked witches of the west and east... No, not even once are they said.
Wicked- Musical and Book
For the book and musical of Wicked, the name of the wicked witch of the west was found out to be Elpaba, who was born with green skin thanks to an elixir that her mother was given to drink by an unknown man who was later found in the book and musical to be none other than the wizard of Oz. As for Elpaba’s sister, for those who only seen the wizard of Oz and Oz the great and powerful, would think the name of this sister is Eboniora or just the wicked witch of the east, in the book and musical it was found out to be Nessarose, who is unable to walk until Elpaba uses some of her magic to give her sister some ruby slippers to help her walk. But this moment does not last all to long when a strange object in the form of a farm house lands on Elpaba’s sister Nessarose.
Oz the Great and Powerful
And finally on our list of magical wickedness, we have Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful. Upon meeting the sisters of the east and west in the beautiful Land of Oz, Oscar Diggs learns the names of these two witches Theodora and Eboniora. But when you see Theodora for the first time, you wonder about why her skin isn’t green and why her name has yet again changed for this movie. And it is somewhat the same for Eboniora between the 2013 Disney movie and the musical. But there is a slight difference we do know about Theodora and Elpaba and that is that Theodora wasn’t born with green skin and only became green skinned was when her sister Eboniora gave her a green apple, which upon taking a bite Theodora’s heart snivelled up and became green skinned.