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History of Witchcraft & Wicca
Beginning with the pre-eminent goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, we explore the character of ancient witchcraft through the mythological figures of Circe and Medea. How did Hecate become Goddess of the Underworld? Who are Circe and Medea? Why are such cruel and fantastic women associated with witchcraft?
Witchcraft in Ancient Greece
Extract from Leo Ruickbie's Witchcraft Out of the Shadows
1. The Birthplace of All Sorceries: Witchcraft, Witches and Goddesses in Ancient Greece
Witchcraft has no origin, it has always been with us. Yet like the roots of our very civilisation itself we can trace where it has come from and how it has developed over the millennia. And as with our civilisation, so too do many of our ideas about witchcraft find their most identifiable beginnings in Ancient Greece.
The birthplace of all sorceries and enchantments, that was what the writer Apuleius called the province of Thessaly in Greece. Thessaly was a rural district much noted for its peculiarities, including Mount Olympus, the home of the gods, but sorcery and enchantment were not confined there. Everywhere in the Ancient Greek world there was magic and everywhere there was magic there were those who worked it. Lying where it does, jutting out into the Mediterranean, Greece was a launch-pad for trading across the known world and an antenna for all its faiths and philosophies. The wandering heroes of Greece came into contact with the Magi (magoi) of Persia, the Priests of Egypt and stranger peoples at the edges of the world, and learned their forbidden arts and came to worship their strangest gods.
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