Mother Redcap A name applied to English ale-wives, wise women and witches. It was also given to familiar animals. One Mother Redcap was an elderly woman who lived in a village about 14 miles from Cambridge, England, who was known as a witch. She said she was endowed with her[…]

Mother Redcap

Morgan le Fay A sorceress or fairy who possessed the art of magic herbal healing and who was either the sister or half-sister of the legendary King Arthur. According to some legends, Morgan le Fay (“Morgan the Fairy”) was the mistress of Merlin, who taught her magic. Malory said she[…]

Morgan le Fay

Leek, Sybil  (1923–1983) English witch and astrologer who moved to America in the 1960s and gained fame by publicizing the renaissance of witchcraft in the Western world. Her trademarks were a cape, loose gowns and a jackdaw named Mr. Hotfoot Jackson who perched on her shoulder. She always wore a[…]

Leek, Sybil  (1923–1983)

Grimassi, Raven (1951– ) American witch with a heritage and expertise in Italian Witchcraft. Raven Grimassi is the author of several books on the Craft, including the Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft. Grimassi’s mother came to the United States in 1946. Grimassi says one of his ancestors is a Neapolitan[…]

Grimassi, Raven (1951– )

Gardner, Gerald B(rousseau) (1884–1964) English Witch and founder of contemporary Witchcraft as a religion. As much myth as truth surrounds Gerald B. Gardner. Some of the truth about his motivations and actions may never be known. The posthumous assessment of him is that he was a con man and an[…]

Gardner, Gerald B(rousseau) (1884–1964)

Witches, authors and founders of the Church and School of Wicca, located in Hinton, West Virginia. The Frosts have steadfastly followed their own path in the Craft, and whenever that took them out of mainstream views, they have weathered much criticism from others in the Wiccan/Pagan communities. Though the Frosts[…]

Frost, Gavin (1930– ) and Yvonne (1931– )

Foxwood, Orion Wiccan, author and cunning man in the Faery Faith. Orion Foxwood is founder of the Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion, a legal church in Maryland dedicated to the Elder Gods. He is well known for his teachings in Wicca, ritual, practical magic and psychic development and the[…]

Foxwood, Orion

Fox, Selena (1949– ) American Wiccan high priestess, Pagan scholar, ecospiritual minister and ritual artist. Selena Fox is renowned for her leadership role in the international Wiccan-Pagan community and for founding Circle Sanctuary, a legally recognized Wiccan church with a worldwide Pagan ministry. Born October 20, 1949, in Arlington, Virginia,[…]

Selena Fox

The magical name of Violet Mary Firth, British occultist and author whose books continue to have an impact on modern witchcraft and Paganism. Considered one of the leading occultists of her time, Dion Fortune was an adept in ceremonial magic and was perhaps one of the first occult writers to[…]

Fortune, Dion (1891–1946)

Farrar, Janet (1950– ) and Stewart (1916–2000) En­glish witches whose “progressive witchcraft” work has had a major influence on the Craft. Janet and Stewart Farrar were initiated by the flamboyant Alex Sanders but were able to transcend the showmanship that surrounded Sanders and his coven, and went on to form[…]

Farrar, Janet (1950– ) and Stewart (1916–2000)

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