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Necromancy

Quick Definition

This is a form of magic commonly seen in fantasy settings. It's usually grouped together with dark or evil magic, but it can be considered ethically neutral, depending on how it works and how it's used.

Necromancy specifically refers to branches of magic that involve controlling or contacting the dead. For example, this is the type of magic that creates zombies or allows mediums to talk with the deceased.

Because this is a very broad category of magic, forms of necromancy do exist in real life. All of them are strongly (and often explicitly) condemned in the Bible. Whether or not you're comfortable with using them in a fantasy game is entirely up to you.