One of the most obvious characteristics of a witch is their ability to cast spells; a "spell" being the word used to signify the means employed to carry out a magical action. A spell could consist of a ritual action, a set of words, a verse, or any combination of these. While the majority of spells can be performed in the native language of the witch, it is possible that some spells might require the use of other languages in order to produce better results. Sarah Bailey and the other members of the coven perform several spells in The Craft.