A heavily charged place of magic. The Greek goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, was also goddess of the crossroads, and animals were sacrificed to her at such locations. It was believed that Hecate appeared at crossroads on clear nights, accompanied by spirits and howling dogs. Offerings were placed there to propitiate[…]

Crossroads

Charge of the Goddess In Wicca, a poetic and inspiring address given by the Goddess to her worshipers through her intermediary, the coven high priestess. The Charge of the Goddess is used primarily in the Gardnerian and Alexandrian traditions, but is not limited to them. It was authored and popularized[…]

Charge of the Goddess

Cerridwen (also Keridwen) Celtic goddess of wisdom, intelligence, magic, divination and enchantment. She possesses the gifts of prophecy and shape-shifting (see metamorphosis) and presides over the mysteries of the Druidic bards. She is associated with water and the Moon, which represent the emotions, the unconscious and intuition. Her primary symbol[…]

Cerridwen

Athena Greek Goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill, and an important deity in Wicca and Paganism. Athena’s mother was Metis, the goddess of wisdom, and her father was Zeus. When Metis was pregnant, Zeus was afraid that she would bear a son who would be greater[…]

Athena

Astarte (also Ashtart, Ashtoreth) In ancient Phoenicia, the great Goddess of fertility, motherhood and war. She is the counterpart to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar and is one of the oldest Middle Eastern aspects of the Goddess, dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Tammuz is identified as her son/consort, as[…]

Astarte

Arianrod Welsh goddess of the dawn, famed for her beauty, whose name means “silver wheel” or “silver circle.” Arianrod is a significant figure in Wicca and Paganism. She was worshiped as a virgin/fertility goddess and as a lunar goddess. She was the mistress of Gwydion the Wizard and bore twin[…]

Arianrod Welsh Goddess

Aradia The Tuscan legend of Aradia, daughter of the moon goddess Diana who was dispatched to earth to establish witchcraft and teach it to witches, was published by the American folklorist, Charles Godfrey Leland, in 1889. Leland said the legend had been passed on to him by a hereditary Etruscan[…]

Aradia

Selene was the Greek goddess of the moon—she was sometimes considered to be the moon itself. Her name means “she who gleams.” Selene and her sister Eos (the dawn) and their brother Helios (the sun) were the children of the Titans Theia and Hyperion. In some myths Selene was the[…]

Goddess Selene

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