Malleus Maleficarum, for those who don't know is Latin for "The Hammer of Witches". The Malleus Maleficarum was a book written during the 1400's by two inquisitors of the catholic church in Germany. The book was created to prove that witches existed and was basically considered as a manual for witches and what to look out for. This book was directly responsible for the thousands of witch burnings that took place during the 15th century to the 17th century.