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Pagan Glossary

Pagan Glossary

Pagan Glossary

Introduces words and concepts that are a central part of most Pagans. This Pagan Glossary is designed to be a useful resource on common - and not so commonly used words, people and objects.

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Labrys

Labrys

A double-headed ax which symbolizes the Goddess in Her Lunar aspect. Has roots in ancient Crete.

Added: 02/12/2001

Labrys

Labrys

Labrys is the term for a symmetrical doubleheaded axe originally from Crete in Greece, one of the oldest symbols of Greek civilization; to the Romans, it was known as a bipennis.  It also symbolizes the Goddess in Her Lunar aspect.

Added: 28/01/2012 18:02:00

Lachesis

Lachesis

One of the Three Fates, she was the one who spun the life's thread and determined its length.

Added: 28/01/2012 17:57:00

Left-Hand Path

Left-Hand Path

Refers to the practice of using magick to control others, to change the will of others, for personal gain. Generally frowned upon by true Wiccans and Witch's. Dark Magick.

Added: 02/12/2001

Lemuralia

Lemuralia

The Lemuralia or Lemuria was a feast in the religion of ancient Rome during which the Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes. The unwholesome spectres of the restless dead, the lemures or larvae were propitiated with offerings of beans. On those days, the Vestals would prepare sacred mola salsa, a salted flour cake, from the first ears of wheat of the season.

Added: 30/04/2012 13:23:00

Lesser Key of Solomon

Lesser Key of Solomon

The Lesser Key of Solomon or Clavicula Salomonis (the Clavis Salomonis, or Key of Solomon is an earlier book on the subject), is an anonymous 17th-century grimoire, and one of the most popular books of demonology. It has also long been widely known as the Lemegeton.

Added: 08/04/2012 11:49:00

Libation

Libation

Ritually given portion of food or drink to a deity, nature spirit, or ghost.

Added: 02/12/2001

Lituus

Lituus

The lituus was a crooked wand (similar in shape to the top part of a crosier) used as a cult instrument in ancient Roman religion by augurs to mark out a ritual space in the sky (a templum). The passage of birds through this templum indicated divine favor or disfavor for a given undertaking.

Added: 30/04/2012 13:19:00

Ludi Cereales

Ludi Cereales

Ludi Cereales, games in honour of Cerealia

April 12th to 19th

In ancient Roman religion, the Cerealia was the major festival celebrated for the grain goddess Ceres. It was held for seven days from mid- to late April.

Added: 30/04/2012 13:15:00

Ludi Florales

Ludi Florales

Ludi Florales (Floralia), games in honour of Flora

April 2th to May 1st

The Floralia, also known as the "Florifertum," was an ancient Roman festival dedicated to Flora, the goddess of flowers and vegetation. It symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life, marked with dancing, drinking, and flowers. Offerings were made of milk and honey to Flora.

Added: 30/04/2012 13:12:00

Ludi Megalenses

Ludi Megalenses

Ludi Megalenses/Megalesia, in honor of Cybele

April 4th to 10th

The Megalesia, Megalensia, or Megalenses Ludi, was a festival (with games, ludi) celebrated in Ancient Rome in the month of April in honor of the great mother of the gods, Cybele.

Added: 30/04/2012 13:15:00

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