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Deities and Witches

Deities and Witches

Deities and witches: what do they have in common?

 

 

It is firmly held that a core education in Wicca can be highly beneficial for anyone learning witchcraft or another occult tradition. One can comprehend the roots and power of the world's oldest religion by studying Wiccan witchcraft. In order to be a part of the Wiccan or Neo-pagan community, you will also learn how to partake in Wicca festivals and rituals (and not feel left out).

 

Wiccan views toward deity

Many Witches believe that the true nature of deity is unknowable, transcends all names and forms, and may even be beyond the grasp of mortals. It is transcending in this way. Witches generally hold that goddesses and gods are symbols for many types of energy found in existence. The perception of the energies as real comes from the energies themselves. They are made understandable to the human mind by taking the appearance of a goddess or god.

 

Cernunnos

Cernunnos is possibly the most prominent male divinity invoked by Witches, but he is also one of the most ambiguous and challenging to define. He belonged to the Celtic pantheon and probably served to symbolize the spirit of horned animals, as suggested by the snake-like monster with ram's horns that is frequently discovered by his side. He was probably connected to the stag in particular. Cernunnos might have also been thought of as a god of fertility and as belonging to an aristocratic class.

 

He is almost typically depicted as an elderly man with a beard, and as he wears a torc, the observer is given the idea that he is highly regarded among the deities. He gives the impression of being a person of tremendous riches when paired with a coin-filled purse that is frequently on or around his person.

 

He is frequently viewed by Witches as a representation of the Horned God and a symbol of maleness.

 

She is frequently identified with the Canaanite fertility goddess Astarte or the Welsh goddess of reincarnation, Arianrhod, in Wicca. Sometimes she is worshipped as the formidable Roman goddess Juno, other times as the huntress Diana, but most often, she is portrayed as the goddess Isis.

 

Who is the goddess of witches?

The goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, the moon, ghosts, and necromancy was known as HEKATE (Hecate). She inherited her control over heaven, earth, and the sea from her parents, the Titanes Perses and Asteria, who were her sole parents.

 

Hekate helped Demeter find Persephone by leading her through the night with flaming torches. Following the mother-daughter reunion, she joined Haides as Persephone's minister and traveling companion.