Warlocks – generally rare speech in the name of the people practice magic. In the Surgut region believed that the warlock can be identified by appearance – “a wizard did not strezhet nails, hair not combed, not to pray to God.” Conspiracies are warlocks year, their “duff” in Christ’s matins (need silence, not looking back, read all the conspiracies), but if at this time to touch the warlock and say “Christ is Risen!” – Then he falls dead.
In European folklore same – Warlocks called simply “erudition” sorcerers. As a rule they were large library of books on magic. Warlocks were mostly evil and bring people from harm caused by devils or demons. There are rarely concluded a contract with the devil.