In the post credit scene in the final episode of WandaVision Season 1, Wanda (Scarlet Witch) is seen reading a book. What's the origin behind the book & what's it called?

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The book is the "Darkhold," or "the book of the damned," as mentioned earlier by Agatha when she is reading from it.

Agatha: Wanda, you've never been up against another witch before. Did you know there's an entire chapter devoted to you in the Darkhold? That's the book of the damned. "The Scarlet Witch is not born, she is forged. "She has no coven, no need for incantation."

WandaVision, Series 1 Episode 9, “The Series Finale”

Apart from that, per the MCU we don’t really know much about it; it doesn’t show up in Doctor Strange if I remember correctly. It seemed Agatha was able to conjure it up though, so presumably Wanda got the book in the same way.

The book does show up in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Runaways, but as the canonicity of those shows to the MCU is a little debatable at this point, and I haven’t watched them, I’m not going to look into it here.

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    Arguably, the book does show up in a negative way in the Doctor Strange movie. When he visits the library of chained-up books in Kamar-Taj, there’s a blank space where one book is missing, which may well be the Darkhold. See here: thedirect.com/article/….
    – Mike Scott
    Mar 7 at 10:19
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    @MikeScott we have no confirmation that, that was the Darkhold missing though so I’ve chosen to exclude that for now.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Mar 7 at 10:32
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    “I haven’t watched them” — you’ve got Disney Plus and a worldwide pandemic, get on it bro. Mar 7 at 14:27
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    Some of the AoS aren't bad. I liked the Ghost Rider, even though it was Robbie Reyas rather than Johnny Blaze.
    – NomadMaker
    Mar 7 at 17:23
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    "canonicity of those shows to the MCU is a little debatable" Really? The Agents of SHIELD lead character/actor is from Avengers. Plus Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Lady Sif. Somebody is going to a lot of trouble to orchestrate that. Mar 7 at 19:54

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