Tag: witches

Zodiac

The Zodiac (“circle of animals”) is the circular orbit of the sun, moon, and planets through a set of constellations. The zodiac is divided into twelve signs, each one based […]

Posted September 30, 2011

Yule

Pagan winter festival linked to the Wild Hunt. Usually celebrated between December and January before the Julian calendar’s introduction, it coincided with the Norse Juletid (a literal tide in Scandinavian […]

Posted September 30, 2011

Xango

Xango (Shango, Xango-Bade) is the god of thunder and lightning, as well as of justice and fair play. He is an earth god, which means he was born on earth […]

Posted September 28, 2011

Undead: Necromancy

Power to resurrect the dead, or power over those creatures who are undead is often linked to witchcraft, usually through the practice of necromancy. The Undead take many forms which […]

Posted September 24, 2011

Toad

Toads, like frogs, have often been associated with witches. This association took one of two forms: Familiar Ingredient in a spell/potion/brew FamiliarWhen threatened, a toad’s skin will secrete a thick […]

Posted September 23, 2011

Samhain

Samhain I look to the North, place of silent caverns. Spirits of Earth, you nourish me in life and wrap your welcoming body around me in death. Gather here in […]

Posted September 22, 2011

Queen of Voodoo: Marie Leve..

Marie Laveau, the famous Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voudou, was born free in the French Quarter of New Orleans around 1794. Her father was a wealthy French planter named Charles […]

Posted September 20, 2011

Pentacle/Pentagram

The pentacle is a five pointed star drawn with one continuous line (one point facing straight up and two points pointing down). It is placed within a circle, or on […]

Posted September 20, 2011

Ostara

Lord of the Spring and budding new life, I welcome the growth and beauty that you bestow upon the greening land. Thank you for your presence this day. Stay if […]

Posted September 17, 2011

Nightmare

A nightmare is a type of demon that causes bad or erotic dreams (or a combination of both). The term “nightmare” is also used to refer to the bad/erotic dream […]

Posted September 16, 2011