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Gaea/Gaia: Originally a Greek Goddess, now meaning Earth Mother or Mother Earth. Environmental action groups use this term almost as much as Witches.

Galdra: Saxon word for magic, used in Seax Wicca.

Gardnerian Tradition: Tradition of witchcraft based on the teachings of Gerald Gardner, who was essentially the founder of modern Wicca, though many covens calling themselves Gardnerian today have expanded and modified these.

Gem therapy: The wearing of precious and semiprecious stones for healing, for example, bloodstones for hemorrhages and rubies for chills.

Geomancy: Divination by the earth. A widespread system of divination either by means of designs drawn randomly on the ground with sand, pollen, or other similar powders or by detecting, through calculations and signs, the hidden forces present in the landscape. See also Feng Shui

Glamour: A form of magic which involves changing people's immediate perception of you. It generally is simply altering your physical appearance (eye color, hair length, height, etc.) temporarily. However, it can also include changing people's emotional reaction to you. A glamour last only as long as the magician feeds energy into it.

Glyph: A sigil imbued with magic.

Gnome: The traditional term for an Earth Elemental.

God: Know as the loving father to all and the perfect compliment to the Goddess. He is viewed as co-creator of the universe. Often Identified with the sun, sky deserts, forests, agriculture, and wild animals. not to be confused with the monotheistic Christian concept of 'God' he is part of a pair.

Goddess: Definitions differ but Generally the universal mother of all who created the universe with the god. Often associated with the Moon, ocean, earth, fertility, birth and death.

Godhi: a master vitki (rune mage), well versed in Norse lore; a vitki elder; a priest Old Norse, pronounced "go-thee" with a hard "th".


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Gods: Immortal beings, also called deities, worshipped by their followers and invoked for magic. A "god" is generally male, whereas the female version is "goddess".

Grammary: Written magic, including symbols, signs, Ogham, and sigils.

Grain Dolly: Figure usually woven at Imbolc from dried sheaves of grain collected at the previous harvest. The dolly is traditionally burned at Yule and a new one made the following Imbolc.

Granny woman: A female shaman, usually of the Appalachian Mountain region of the U.S.

Great Rite: Symbolic sexual union (also sacred marriage) of the Goddess and God that is enacted at Beltane in many traditions, and other Sabbats in other traditions. It symbolizes the primal act of creation from which all life comes. In Wicca, the major ritual of polarity between a man an and a woman. In most traditions, the actual Great Rite is performed by the couple in private, and only between a married pair of established lovers.

Green Man: Another name for the God; referring to his aspect of Lord of the Woodlands.

Grimoire: A magical workbook which contains various information on rituals, formulae, correspondences, and preparation of ritual tools and space. Similar to a Book of Shadows.

Gris-Gris: In African religious systems, a charm, fetish, or amulet.

Grounding: Dispersing excess energy generated during any magical rite or working by sending it into the earth. It also means the process of centering oneself in the physical world both before and after any ritual or astral experience.

Grove: Synonymous with coven.

Guardians: Ceremonial magicians use the guardians of the watchtowers or guardians of the four quarters. Some witches use them as well. There are those that see these guardians as ugly little biddies, such as lizards, dragons, etc.

Gydhia: Feminine form of godhi; pronounced "gih-thee-ah"


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