Athame

AthameIn 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, a tool  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 variety shapes, colors, and decoration. More about the Tools of Magick


Athame
Athame from Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584

Pronunciation: ah-thah-may • (noun)

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Luna June 4, 2012 at 5:31 am

An Athame can be a wand or other magical thing that derects your energy.

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