Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg are seen as polar opposites. Granny Weatherwax is a strict and confident witch, whereas Nanny Ogg is more lenient and motherly. They are different in more ways than just personality. They also differ when it comes to authority and how they gain their respect among others.
Granny Weatherwax is known for her strict personality and her extreme confidence in her own abilities. She’s most certainly not the nicest witch of the Discworld series and doesn’t give people what they desire, but she does shine when it comes to giving people what they need. Even though it may seem that she was envisioned by nature to be a typical wicked witch, she has a reputation for never wanting to intentionally harm people. The way she acts is due to the fact that she wants respect and does not care how she obtains it, even if that means she must strike fear into others.
Unlike Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg does not need the use of fear to earn respect from others. She is also more passive when it comes to proving her abilities are the best as opposed to Granny Weatherwax, who goes out of her way to prove she is the best and has the utmost confidence in her own abilities. Nanny Ogg sees nothing wrong with being a good runner-up and would rather receive the sympathy for coming second than to go out of her way to win. People have no problem approaching Nanny Ogg when they are in need of assistance because not only does she have the people’s respect, she is favored over Granny Weatherwax because of her extreme likability.