No Livro I Samuel (XXVIII, 3-25) conta-se que Samuel faleceu e foi sepultado em Ramá, sua cidade natal. Saul depois de expulsar «necromantes, feiticeiros e adivinhos» resolveu consultar a bruxa de Endor para contactar a alma de Samuel.
In the first Book of Samuel (XXVIII, 3-25) it is said that Samuel died and was buried in Ramah, his hometown. After expelling “necromancers, sorcerers and soothsayers”, Saul decided to consult the witch of Endor to contact Samuel’s soul.
Jacob Corneliszoon van Oostsanen (ca 1470-1523)-'Saul and the witch of Endor'-oil on panel-1526 Amsterdam-Rijjsmuseum
Salvator Rosa (1615-1673)-'the spirit of Samuel appearing to Saul at the house of the witch o Endor'-oil on canvas-1668 Paris-Musée du Louvre
Johan Heinrich Füssli or John Henri Fuseli (1741-1825)-'Samuel appearing to Saul in the presence of the witch of Endor'-pen and wash on paper Zürich-Kunsthouse
William Blake (1757-1827)-'the witch of Endor raising the spirit of Samuel'-pen and watercolour on paper New York-Public Library
Benjamin West (1778-1820)-'Saul and the witch of Endor'-1777