|1st appearance:||Dark Shadows: 449|
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Bathia Mapes is a fictional witch and a minor character featured on the original daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, which aired on ABC. Played by actress Anita Sharp-Bolster, she was introduced in episode 459 in 1968 in the "1795 Flashback" storyline. She made three appearances in the series in total.
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Bathia Mapes was an elderly witch who operated out of Collinsport, Maine in the latter half of the 18th century. In 1796, Joshua Collins had called upon her services in the hopes of curing his son, Barnabas Collins, who had been turned into a vampire by another witch named Angelique. 
Bathia Mapes conducted a ritual and tried her best to cure Barnabas, but Angelique countered Bathia's efforts from afar. Ultimately, Angelique's magic was stronger than Bathia's and the old woman was consumed in Angelique's witch's fire. 
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- Actress Anita Sharp-Bolster was credited as Anita Bolster in all of her appearances on Dark Shadows.
- Anita Bolster is also known for playing a housekeeper in the "Mr. Utterson's Encounter" episode of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde TV series in 1956.
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