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How to Learn the Wiccan Alphabet

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Learning the Wiccan alphabet may seem a little more complex than learning the alphabet from our own language. First of all, the Wiccan (Theban)alphabet is used to protect spells from peeking eyes hoping to catch glimpse. With the unique symbolism of the Wiccan letters, it creates a special look to messages they sent and protects the Wiccan spells from being used by someone untrained.

You must have an open mind and be prepared to study hard to learn the alphabet of the Wiccans but on a teaching site http://www.angelfire.com/realm2/amethystbt/paganalphabet.html they offer us a little jingle to help remember the letters of the wiccan ABC's.

A is for athame, the knife that we use
B is for Beltane, when partners we choose
C is for circle where we are all one
D is for deosil, the path of the sun
E is for Esbat, when we gather around
F is for fire and its crackling sound
G is the goddess of beauty and love
H is the horned one, our father above
I is Imbolc, candles light the way
J is for June, when its midsummer's night
K is for Karma, the things we do
L is for Lamma's, harvest's almost through
M is for Moon riding up so high
N is for Nightime, which darkens the sky
O is for Ostara, when we hunt for eggs
P is for Pan, with hairy goat legs
Q is the quarters and there are just four
R for the rites when we open the door
S is for Samhain, end of the year
T is Tarot cards, futures to hear
U is Undines from the watery west
V is Vervain, for protection and rest
W is Widdershins, the path of the moon
X is the sign thats the sign of the God
Y is for Yule and the sun's return
Z is zodiac and the 12 signs to learn

Now, Wiccan letters are assumed to carry great powers and magic when used correctly. You may find them inscribed on many different objects such as bone, wood and even gravestones. They were thought to ward off grave robbers. Often the letters were inscribed at night, never during the daylight hours to obtain whatever it was the magician was trying to portray. Sometimes, the letters were inscribed onto pieces of paper and given to the victim of the spell.

Modern day witches use these letters for things mainly like Tarot cards, crosses or wheels and sometimes they use the language to inscribe their magic tools and jewelery. You can purchase items from many specialty shops with the Wiccan symbols upon them now. It's almost as if they have become somewhat of a novelty item for consumers.

Learning the Wiccan alphabet is possible, it familiarizes with the Greek letters but is very different at the same time. As if you were beginning to learn anything study and stay focused and it will soon come to you.

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