You have no power here. Begone before someone drops a house on you too!
~ Glinda the Good Witch, to the Wicked Witch of the West.
Are you a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?
~ Glinda the Good Witch, to Dorothy Gale.

Glinda the Good Witch of the North (simply known as Glinda or just as the Good Witch of the North) is a supporting character in The Wizard of Oz who helps and guides Dorothy Gale on her quest to Emerald City to see the great and powerful wizard to send her back to Kansas.

She was portrayed by the late Billie Burke. In fact, Glinda is the only Ozian character to be credited at the end because Burke didn't portray any people in Kansas (although in the RSC version her Kansas counterpart is Aunt Em).


Glinda first appears in Munchkinland where she asks Dorothy if she is a good witch or a bad witch. Dorothy replies with no, because she says witches are old and ugly. Glinda replies with saying that only bad witches are ugly. When the Wicked Witch of the West appears to claim her late sister's Ruby Slippers, Glinda gives them to Dorothy, infuriating the witch. After the Wicked Witch disappears, Glinda tells Dorothy that she has made a very bad enemy of the Wicked Witch and suggests that she goes to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz for help getting back to Kansas.

Glinda aids Dorothy and her friends when they are caught in the Wicked Witch's poppy trap by making it snow. At the end of the movie, Glinda reappears and tells Dorothy that she always had the power to go back to Kansas. She tells Dorothy to close her eyes, tap her heels three times and think to herself "There's No Place Like Home", over and over.

Upon Dorothy's return to Oz since Oz was attempting to be taken over by the Jester, Glinda was kidnapped by the flying monkeys and was taken to the Jester's castle before turning her into a puppet. But in the end, Dorothy defeated the Jester, and restored her and all the other inhabitants of Oz. After thanking her for what Dorothy has done, she cast a spell to send Dorothy back to Kansas.




  • In the book Glinda is the Witch of the South and the Witch of the North is a completely different character.


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Main Characters
Dorothy Gale | Toto | Scarecrow | Tin Woodman | Cowardly Lion | Wizard of Oz | Glinda the Good Witch of the North | The Munchkins | Aunt Em

Return to Oz
Tik-Tok | Billina | Jack Pumpkinhead | The Gump

Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns
Wiser | Marshal Mallow | China Princess | Tugg

Book characters
Hungry Tiger | Patchwork Girl | Princess Ozma | China Girl | Queen of the Field Mice

Oz Kids
Dot Hugson | Andrea


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