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Margot Adler

Margot Adler (born April 16, 1946) is an American author, journalist, lecturer, Wiccanpriestess[1] and radio journalist and correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR).[2]

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Gwydion

Gwydion fab Dôn is a magician, hero and trickster of Welsh mythology, appearing most prominently in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, which focuses largely on his relationship with his young nephew, Lleu Llaw Gyffes. He also appears prominently in the Welsh Triads, the Book of Taliesin and the Stanzas of the Graves.

The name Gwydion (which should more properly be spelled Gwyddien in Modern Welsh, as can be adduced from its Old Welsh form Guidgen; cognate with Old IrishFidgen) may be interpreted as “Born of Trees”.[1]

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Hecate

Hecate or Hekate is an ancient goddess, sometimes depicted in triple form, variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, fire, light, the Moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy and sorcery. She has rulership over earth, sea and sky, as well as a more universal role as Saviour (Soteira), Mother of Angels and the Cosmic World Soul.

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Ceridwen

In Welsh medieval legendCeridwen, also spelled Cerridwen, was an enchantress, mother of Morfran and a beautiful daughter Creirwy. Her husband wasTegid Foel, and they lived near Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) in north Wales. Medieval Welsh poetry refers to her as possessing the cauldron of Poetic Inspiration (Awen) and the Tale of Taliesin recounts her swallowing her servant Gwion Bach who is then reborn through her as the poetTaliesin. Ceridwen is regarded by modern Wiccans as the Celtic goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration.

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Circe

In Greek mythology, Circe is a minor goddess of magic (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress), described in Homer’sOdyssey as “The loveliest of all immortals”, living on the island of Aeaea, famous for her part in the adventures of Odysseus.

By most accounts, Circe was the daughter of Helios, the god of the sun, and Perse, anOceanid and the sister of Aeetes, the keeper of the Golden Fleece, Perses and Pasiphaë, the wife of King Minos and mother of the Minotaur.[1] Other accounts make her the daughter of Hecate.[2]

Circe transformed her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals through the use of magical potions. She was known for her vast knowledge of drugs and herbs.

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breaking-back-together: Any tips for a starting witch? I love your blog!

Hello friend!

Kit here. I do incorporate many aspects of Witchcraft into my beliefs, but I’m a little uneasy about calling myself a witch. I’m not sure why - probably because I am still on my spiritual journey and I haven’t yet decided whether or not I want to commit myself to it. I almost feel like I do not deserve the title because I rarely cast spells, and if I do work with magic, it is mostly in the form of healing/crystals. I know that is silly of me because many witches also work with these mediums, but for some strange reason I cannot call myself a witch. However, I have studied Witchcraft for a few years so hopefully I can help you. :)

I think the most important thing for working with magic is to not doubt yourself. I’ve read many accounts where not believing a certain spell will work has actually caused the spell to lose power or not work as effectively. I think belief in ones self is a very powerful thing - a healthy dose of confidence and belief is key.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to message me on my personal spiritual blog (the—summerlands.tumblr.com)

Many Blessings!

The Vintage Witch

Anonymous: What font did you use for your title? It's great!

Hello there!

I don’t remember the exact name of the font, but it was under the ‘Halloween’ font category on Picnik. Picnik was recently bought by Google and added to Google+, so I believe you can still find the font there. Hope that helped! :)

Many Blessings,

The Vintage Witch