Salem had captured and imprisoned the red-hooded girl. He couldn't hide his shock at the unexpected strength of her magic. With that kind of power at his command, he could easily go from governing a town to seizing a kingdom. He began trembling, intoxicated by the thought of the unlimited power the girl had at her disposal. Grinning greedily, the mayor completely abandoned his duty of keeping order in the town.
Salem is a masculine name of Hebrew origin, and the meaning is "peaceful". Related to Shalom and Solomon as they derived from the same root shalom meaning "peace".
Also Salem is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States, there were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, most of them women.