"If you're interested, we're having a Wicca gathering for the spring equinox."
—Tanjella inviting Prue and Phoebe.[src]

Tanjella was a witch who owned an occult bookstore in San Francisco. On Friday the 13th, 1999, she was one of the witches targeted by Barbas.



Tanjella's book store.

The night before Friday the 13th, Prue and Phoebe were shopping at Tanjella's store, Coven of Books. As it was nearly midnight, Tanjella was in a hurry to close because of the superstition surrounding that day. She explained that on this Friday the 13th, a universal convergence of negative energy would occur that happens once every thirteen hundred years.


Tanjella's fear coming true.

After Prue bought Phoebe a lucky charm for her job interview, the sisters left and Tanjella closed her store. Barbas then appeared and confronted her. Tanjella grabbed an amulet, though Barbas informed her that amulets wouldn't work on him. He read her fear of being buried alive in an earthquake. The entire store began shaking and Tanjella was literally scared to death, causing her hair to turn white. Barbas then used her mail listing to find other witches to target.

As credit card records revealed that Prue was the last customer, Andy questioned her about what happened to Tanjella. He informed her she was one of three suspicious deaths since midnight, as while she died of a heart attack, she was buried in debris. Prue later checked the Book of Shadows and found the entry on Barbas.

Powers and Abilities[]

Basic Powers
  • Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and performs rituals.
  • Potion Brewing: The ability to brew potions.
  • Scrying: The ability to locate a person or object with the use of a scrying crystal and a map.
  • Mediumship: The ability to see and commune with spirits of the dead.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • The Charmed Ones likely visited Tanjella's store before, as they knew her closing hours and Tanjella asked if their things needed to be placed on Piper's order. She also seemed to recognize them as witches, as she invited them to her Wicca gathering.
  • It is deduced that she possessed some type of extrasensory perception, she had knowledge that Prue and Phoebe are witches.
  • Tanjella is the first person in the series to be killed by Barbas.


Tanjella appeared in a total of 1 episode throughout the course of the series.