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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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The Witch of Wookey Hole

The Witch of Wookey Hole

The Witch of Wookey Hole is a human shaped stalagmite in the Wookey Hole Caves, said to have been turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury.

Added: 12/02/2012 13:19:00

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) is a traditional spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in large parts of Central and Northern Europe. It is often celebrated with dancing and bonfires.

Added: 08/04/2012 11:34:00

Wand

Wand

Ritual tool brought to the craft from ritual magick.

Added: 02/12/2001

Warlock

Warlock

Antiquated term misused in reference to a male Witch. It means oath-breaker or Liar. Most Pagans, Witch's find the term offensive.

Added: 02/12/2001

Water

Water

Water, one of the Five Elements of Magic. Water is a feminine element, it also the element of emotion and subconscious, of purification, intuition, mysteries of the self, compassion and family.

Added: 22/08/2008 01:32:00

Wayland the Smith

Wayland the Smith

In Germanic and Norse mythology, Wayland the Smith is a legendary master blacksmith.

Added: 08/04/2012 11:46:00

Web Weaving

Web Weaving

Networking with other magickal people via conversation, writing, e-mail, to gather information which will mutually assist each party.

Added: 02/12/2001

Wheel of the Year

Wheel of the Year

One full cycle of the seasonal year.

Added: 02/12/2001

White Buffalo Woman

White Buffalo Woman

White Buffalo Calf Woman (Lakota: Pte San Win), a sacred woman of supernatural origin is treated as a prophet or a messiah and is central to the Lakota religion. Oral traditions relate that she brought the extended Lakota nation of the Teton Sioux their "Seven Sacred Rituals".

Added: 04/09/2008 23:02:00

Wicca

Wicca

A modern Pagan religion with spiritual roots in the earliest expressions of reverence for nature. Some major identifying motifs are; reverence for both the Goddess and God; acceptance of reincarnation and magick; ritual observance of astronomical and agricultural phenomena; and the use of magickal circles for ritual purposes. [read more »]

Added: 02/12/2001

Wicce

Wicce

Synonymous with Wicca. In some circles, Wicce is used for women and Wicca is used for men.

Added: 02/12/2001

Widdershins

Widdershins

Counter-clockwise motion, usually used for negative magickal purposes, or for dispersing negative energies or conditions such as disease.

Added: 02/12/2001

Wild Hunt

Wild Hunt

The Wild Hunt is an ancient folk myth found across Europe, of a group of spectral huntsmen in pursuit across the sky.  The Norse Odin acquired the aspect of the Wild Huntsman, along with Frigg. The passage of this hunt was also referred to as Odin's Hunt.

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

Wishthounds

Wishthounds

In Devon, Wishthounds are a related traditional folklore phenomenon similar to the Germanic dogs of the Wild Hunt.

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

Witch

Witch

A practitioner of folk magick, particularly that kind relating to herbs, stones, colors, wells, rivers, etc. It is used by some Wiccans to describe themselves. This term has nothing to do with Satanism.

Added: 02/12/2001

Witchcraft

Witchcraft

The craft of the witch- magick, especially magick utilizing personal power in conjunction with the energies within stones, herbs, colors, and other natural objects. This belief system also has nothing to do with Satanism.

Added: 02/12/2001

Woodwose Wildman of the Woods

Woodwose Wildman of the Woods

Are mythical figures in art and literature of medieval Europe said to represent the Horned God.

Added: 28/01/2012 18:15:00

Wyrd

Wyrd

In Anglo-Saxon culture, Wyrd is a concept of fate or personal destiny.  It is the origin of the modern English weird.

Added: 12/02/2012 13:08:00

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