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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Kodia?

Kodia is the Egyptian term for the female zar ceremonial leader. 

  • The job is often handed down from mother to daughter. 



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Paganism & Wicca - What Is Kimbanda And Quimbanda?

Kimbanda and Quimbanda are Afro-Brazilian magical and spiritual traditions descended from Congolese origins comparable to Palo.


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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Kaula?

A traditional Hawaiian diviner, prophet, or seer is known as a kaula. 

  • The kaula wahine is the feminine variant.


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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Kahuna?

In Hawaiian, a Kahuna is an expert or master in a certain skill. 


  • Kahunas come in a variety of shapes and sizes; 
  • Some are experts of healing or other magical skills.


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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Juju Man or Juju Woman?

A practitioner of magic and/or pre-Christian mysticism is referred to as a Juju Man or Juju Woman. 

  • It originally referred to someone who was well-versed in African mysticism and magical practices (Juju). 
  • In certain areas, though, it has grown to be associated with any strong practitioner of Earth, practical, or folk magic.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Does Juju Mean?

Juju is an African term, which may have originated in Hausa, originally referred to a priest-king. 


  • It also alludes to the ancestral spirits of previous priest-kings, as well as the power encapsulated in amulets, fetishes, and other sacred artifacts. 
  • So, theoretically, juju related to particular human people, both alive and deceased, and their residual power that might be focused in an item via ceremony. 
  • The depth and intricacy of this word were misinterpreted by Europeans, who attributed it to the amulets and artifacts themselves. 


In other words, juju is the force that is focused, preserved, and nurtured inside holy things, not the things themselves.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Does Jinx Mean?

It's still common in the West to hear People beg, "Don't jinx me!" 


Although the idea of a jinx impeding success persists, the term has gained widespread acceptance, and few people associate it with occultism. 


The word "jinx" comes from the Greek word "iynx," which refers to a bird connected with spellcraft. (Iynx the animal.) 


Jinx has become synonymous with "hex" in the southern United States. 


Jinx is always negative, unlike most other kinds of magic. A good jinx, or even a neutral jinx, does not exist. 

• Jinx is a word that refers to a malevolent spell that has a binding effect and prevents success, triumph, or achievement: “She cast a jinx on me.” 

• Jinx may also be used as a verb to describe the act of casting a jinx: “I'll jinx you!” 

• Jinx may also be used as an adjective to describe a team that never wins or a project that never gets finished. 


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is Jedza?

Jedza is a Polish term linked to the basic verb "to become furious" and may signify "witch," "evil lady," or "fury."


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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Jĕzĕe?

 

Jĕzĕe is an old Czech word that means "witch." 


DIVINE WITCH: Jezibaba 


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is Istinzal?

Istinzal is a Moroccan divination ceremony in which a healer uses a kid as a medium. 


  • The kid is put near a light source. 
  • A tiny amount of ink or oil is placed into the palm of the child's hand. 
  • To entice the spirits closer, incense is burnt. 
  • As the healer sings incantations and begs the spirits, the kid stares into the liquid. 
  • The kid is the one who sees and describes the spirits, despite the fact that the adult healer monitors and leads the ceremony. 


Istinzal is one of a number of comparable traditions that may be traced back to Babylonia in the second or third millennia BCE.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is An Incantation?

Incantations are Sung, spoken, or chanted spells or verbal charms.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is A Huna?

Huna is literally a "secret," and the occult equivalent of one. 

  • It alludes to Hawaii's esoteric magical, healing, and spiritual traditions. 


Related to - Kahuna.


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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Hover?

A Hebrew euphemism for "witch" that literally means "binder". 


  • It comes from root words that mean "knot, untie, connect." 
  • A practitioner of knot magic is indicated by a hover.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is Hoodoo?

Hoodoo, Hoodoo Doctor, Hoodoo Man, and Hoodoo Woman are all terms used to describe the practice of hoodoo


  • Hoodoo was formed when enslaved African magical practitioners were forced to invent a totally new botanical repertory to power their emergency magic due to a lack of customary materials. 
  • These occultists illustrate the ideal of the searching, inquisitive occultist: 
    • They gathered knowledge from all accessible sources, combined it with a West and Central African framework, and developed a strong new system of practical magic. 
  • Hoodoo contains Native American, European, and Romany traditions, as well as Freemasonry, Kabalah, and Pow-Wow, in addition to African customs. 
  • Hoodoo is a noun that may also be used as a verb: 
    • • Hoodoo is the term given to a magical tradition. 
    • • Hoodoo refers to the act of casting a spell: "I shall hoodoo you." 
    • • Hoodoo is a term for a state of enchantment: "I've been hoodooed." 
  • Hoodoo, unlike hex or jinx, is a neutral term: one may be Hoodooed with both love and curses. 
  • Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by Catherine Yronwode is recommended reading (Lucky Mojo, 2002).


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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Hexenmeister? What is Hexerei?

Hexenmeister translates to "Master of Witches." 


  • In the Pow-Wow tradition, the hexenmeister is a magical practitioner. 
  • He has the ability to perform spells, but maybe more crucially, he can reverse other people's spells, remove the Evil Eye, and destroy hexes, curses, and jinxes. 
  • The hexenmeister might be a pious, orthodox Christian who despises being labeled a sorcerer. 
  • Others use the title as a self-description to suggest that they are magicians: it may alternatively be translated as "Master of Spells."

Hexerei is a German word that means "witchcraft" or "sorcery." The hexe's method of working.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is A Hex?

 

The term "hex" comes from the German hexe and is one of those beautiful words that may be used as nouns, verbs, or adjectives. 


• A spell-caster and/or her spell are indicated by the letter hex. 

  • Despite the fact that every spell may be deemed a hex, it has come to denote a nasty spell or a curse: "The hex cast a hex." 

• Hex also refers to the process of casting a spell, thus one might threaten, "I'll hex you!" 

• To be hexed is to be mesmerized, cursed, or bewitched, and to be actually under the hex's power, as in "The home was hexed."

 

In German, a hex is a witch or a sorceress. (Hexen plural.)


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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Herbaria?

 

“Little herbal mother,” says Herbaria. 

The ecclesiastical term for "witch" in the Middle Ages.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is Heka?

 

Heka is also a slang term for "witchcraft." 

  • It is personified in the god of the same name.

Heka is a name used in ancient Egypt to describe holy nature magical energy and power.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is Heid?

 

The term heid means "gleaming" in the Norse sagas, but it was also a frequent name or epithet for witches and prophetesses. 


DIVINE WITCH: Angerboda. 




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Paganism & Wicca - What Is A Hedge And A Hedge-rider?

When people remove a forest for settlement, the hedge acts as a barrier between untamed nature and “civilization.” 


  • Depending on your point of view, the hedge is either a holy space brimming with liminal power or a dangerous zone where dangerous things lurk. 
  • Witches were said to live (or at least spend a lot of time) in the hedge in either scenario. 
  • A Hedge-rider is a Northern European equivalent of witch, meaning "woman who rides the hedge." 


Related to - Hag.




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