Origins of wizards however begin even earlier and some believe have roots in the ancient Druids. Due to the nature of secrecy of this elite society in ancient times, stories have arisen. The concept of a heavily educated and practiced magic user remains a common theme for those deemed as wizards.
Besides wizards of the west, with European origins, there have been origins of magic wielding men and women across other continents.
Shamans, also known as "witch doctors", have similar characteristics as western wizards, and roots across the world. Stories of Shamans include their ability for healing in their tribes, as well as spellcasting and physcial transformation.
In India, the origins of Fakirs lies. Stories of these wise men focus on the power of meditation as the path to attaining magical wisdom.
Arabian Sages and Eastern Masters have their roots in the other societies across the world, proving no ground remains where stories of magical powers in men was not explored.