Do Not Cite the Deep Magic to Me Witch

Meaning

What does Do Not Cite the Deep Magic to Me Witch mean?

Do not cite the deep magic to me witch is a popular quote from the 1950 fantasy novel of C. S. Lewis and the 2005 motion picture with the same title; “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.

Online, the quote is spread in a two-panel screenshot from the movie, depicting Aslan (the lion) in an image macro.

The image macro is captioned with the quote; “Do not cite the deep magic to me witch. I was there when it was written”.

Origin

What's the origin of Do Not Cite the Deep Magic to Me Witch?

The movie adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ book was premiered on December 7th, 2005 at the Royal Film Performance.

One of the scenes depict Aslan discoursing with the White Witch, who is uttering the ancient words of the deep magic, to which Aslan disrupts her with the iconic quote “do not cite the deep magic to me witch”.

Spread & Usage

How did Do Not Cite the Deep Magic to Me Witch spread?

The first emergence of the image macro occurred on December 1st, 2016, when Instagram user narnia.folk posted it on his profile.

Within months, comic captions, paired with the macro would show up at sites like Twitter as well as various Reddit threads.

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