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What Is Wicca?

Updated on September 15, 2017

Wicca - The dictionary definition

Wicca - a form of modern paganism, especially a tradition founded in England in the mid 20th century and claiming its origins in pre-Christian religions.

This explains Wicca without any flaws, but let's get deeper into the meaning.

More in depth

This is a Wiccan pentacle. A pentacle represents the sacred elements of earth, air, fire, water, and spirit.
This is a Wiccan pentacle. A pentacle represents the sacred elements of earth, air, fire, water, and spirit.

What it means to me

Wicca is my personal religion. To me it is just like any other religion. We worship God and Goddess, we have religious rules, and we strive for peace and love. There is magick involved, but every religion has their own type of magic. We pray. We have holidays called sabbats. We should be respected just as any other religious person. The most important of all is that we revere nature, honor Her, and worship Her. She is our Mother, creator, and She gives us nourishment.

Facts about Wicca

  • Wicca has only been a religion for about 50 years or so.
  • Wicca is connected to the first religion, Paganism.
  • The founder of Wicca is an Englishman named Gerald Gardner.
  • Wiccans worship a God and a Goddess.
  • Wiccans revere nature.
  • Wiccans sometimes do magick, such as spells, rituals, and praying.
  • Wiccans can be atheist, this is a controversial idea, but I believe they can be. If they revere nature, acknowledge some type of energy, and/or do magick, they should be considered Wiccans.
  • Wiccans can believe in the Christian God, Mary, and Jesus. Wiccans can also worship them. They can believe in the bible.
  • There are infinite Gods to worship in Wicca.
  • Wicca has a religious rule, called the Wiccan Rede. We also have religious texts, such as The Charge of the Goddess, and The Charge of the God.
  • There are many different traditions in Wicca, or you can create your own.
  • In some traditions in Wicca, you have to be initiated into a coven and go through three different degrees. In others, you can be solitary.
  • Not all Wiccans will have the same ideas, opinions, or beliefs as other Wiccans.

The Wiccan Rede

"An it harm none, do what ye will." This means if you hurt ANYONE, including yourself, you are breaking this rule. This includes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This is actually not easy to do, because sometimes we hurt people without realizing it.

Books to start off with

  • Living Wicca by Scott Cunningham
  • Wicca for beginners by Thea Sabin
  • Complete book of witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
  • The spiral dance by Starhawk
  • Sons of the Goddess by Christopher Penczak

Popular Goddesses of Wicca

Goddess Name
Her "specialty"
Nyx(my Goddess)
Greek (Nox in Roman)
Fire and light
Love and fertility
There are many Goddesses in all different pantheons. In Wicca, you can worship anyone. (Preferably not Satan, that'd just make you a Satanist.)

Wiccans and Pagans

All Wiccans are Pagans, but not all Pagans are Wiccans. Paganism is an umbrella term. It's just like how all Baptists are Christian but not all Christians are Baptist.


Wiccans don't acknowledge, believe in, or worship an entity known as Satan, Lucifer, Morningstar, etc.

Some great sites to get started on wicca



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