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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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Ran

Ran

ægir's wife is Rán the sea goddess. She is the mother of nine billow maidens: Bára (or Dröfn, wave), Blóðughadda (the one with blood-red hair – the color of the waves after a naval battle), Bylgja (to billow, or big wave), Dúfa (the pitching wave), Hefring (the surging wave), Himinglæva (the wave that reflects the light of the sky), Hrönn (the grasping wave), Kólga (the chilling wave), Unnr (or Uðr, wave).

Added: 08/04/2012 11:58:00

Receptive Hand

Receptive Hand

The hand through which energy is received into the body. The left hand in right-handed persons, the reverse for left-handed persons.

Added: 02/12/2001

Rede

Rede

The Basic tenet of witchcraft. "An it harm none, do what thou will.

Added: 02/12/2001

Reincarnation

Reincarnation

The process of repeated incarnations in human form to allow evolution of the sexless, ageless soul.

Added: 02/12/2001

Rhea

Rhea

In Greek mythology Rhea was the daughter of Uranus and Gaia. Often depicted on a throne flanked by lions or chariot drawn by two lions.  Rhea
Earth Goddess

Cretan Universal Mother or Great Goddess. Supreme Queen of Heaven, Goddess of plant life and fertility; inventor of the arts and magick. Wife, and sister, of Cronus, mother of Zeus. She can assist in ease of childbirth, and soothe the pain and difficulties of menstruation. The Romans identified Rhea with the Goddess Ops.

Added: 08/04/2012 11:52:00

Ritual Ceremony

Ritual Ceremony

A specific form of movement, a manipulation of objects or inner processes designed to produce desired effects. In religion ritual is geared toward union with the Divine. In magickal works it produces a specific state of consciousness that allows the magician to move energy toward needed goals.

Added: 02/12/2001

Ritual Consciousness

Ritual Consciousness

A specific, alternate state of awareness necessary to the successful practice of magick. This state is achieved through the use of visualization and ritual. The conscious mind becomes attuned with the psychic mind, a state in which the magician senses energies, gives them purpose, and releases them toward a specific goal. It is a heightening of senses, an expanded awareness of the nonphysical world, a linking with nature and with Deity.

Added: 02/12/2001

Ritual Tools

Ritual Tools

General name for magickal tools used by a witch or magician. They vary by tradition and usually represent one of the elements.

Added: 02/12/2001

Robigalia

Robigalia

Robigalia, in honour of Robigus, with foot races

In ancient Roman religion, the Robigalia was a festival held April 25. Its main ritual was a dog sacrifice to protect grain fields from disease. Games (ludi) in the form of "major and minor" races were held.

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

Rod of Asclepius

Rod of Asclepius

The Rod of Asclepius is an ancient symbol associated with astrology, the Greek god Asclepius, and with medicine and healing. It consists of a serpent entwined around a staff.

Added: 08/04/2012 11:38:00

Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus are the traditional founders of Rome, appearing in Roman mythology as the twin sons of the priestess Rhea Silvia, fathered by the god of war, Mars. According to the tradition recorded as history by Plutarch and Livy, Romulus served as the first King of Rome.

Added: 04/09/2008 22:59:00

Runes

Runes

A set of symbols used both in divination and magickal work. There are several types will different origins- Scandinavian, Norse, Germanic.

Added: 02/12/2001

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