Athame (Arthame)

In a Ritual magick and Wiccan traditions, an athame is a consecrated ceremonial knife symbolizing the element of air or fire, depending on the symbolism of the tradition. The athame itself is a very old idea, the tool is represented in many old magical grimoires and witch-hunter’s manuals. The ‘traditional’ Wiccan athame is a double bladed knife with a black handle, although modern Wiccan athames display a wide range of shapes, colors, and decoration. More about the Tools of Magick
Athame from Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584
Related Symbols:
Star of BabalonMonad

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