Gerald Gardner: Book of Shadows

(ca. 1953)

Glossary

  • Amalthean Horn Prayer: an adaption of a poem published by Aleister Crowley in 1907; in classical mythology, Amalthea, a foster mother of the Greek god Zeus, was depicted with a “horn,” that is, a cornucopia overflowing with grains and fruits.
  • amulet: a piece of jewelry thought to provide magical protection against evil or disease
  • Aphrodite: the Greek goddess of love and sexuality
  • Aradia: the daughter of Lucifer and the goddess Diana, sent to earth to teach oppressed Italian peasants how to use witchcraft against the upper classes
  • Arianrhod: a Celtic goddess famed for her...
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The goddess Diana (Yale University Art Gallery)

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