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  • noun A ceremonial double-edged dagger, used in Wicca and related neopagan religions.

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  • Your athame is your own - you may let other people touch your tarot cards and drink from your ritual chalice, but your athame should only be touched by * you*.

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  • Others say that the wand should represent South, the element of Fire, because wands are traditionally made of wood and wood burns - so therefore the athame should be the East/Air tool.

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  • The athame is a double-edged knife - double-edged like a dagger, rather than single-edged like your favorite kitchen paring knife.

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  • Your athame is your own - you may let other people touch your tarot cards and drink from your ritual chalice, but your athame should only be touched by * you*.

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  • The athame is a double-edged knife - double-edged like a dagger, rather than single-edged like your favorite kitchen paring knife.

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  • Others say that the wand should represent South, the element of Fire, because wands are traditionally made of wood and wood burns - so therefore the athame should be the East/Air tool.

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  • I go with the wand is East and athame is South camp, not because of the wooden wand, but because to me, my athame is a symbol of my Will, and Will is part of the South/Fire correspondences.

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  • I go with the wand is East and athame is South camp, not because of the wooden wand, but because to me, my athame is a symbol of my Will, and Will is part of the South/Fire correspondences.

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  • The illegible page in the front of Derithon’s book of spells had once held his notes on the making of an athame; they were rendered illegible when his master found them and impressed on his apprentice with a willow switch that the athame was a secret.

    With a Single Spell

  • With her left hand and a scream of blinding pain, Eris snatched up the athame that had been discarded on the floor.

    Arcane Circle

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  • An athame is a knife or dagger, generally double egded and with a black handle, used in Pagan and Wiccan ceremonies and rituals. It should be noted that they are not used to draw blood, but to cut herbs, among other things.

    June 14, 2009

  • A black-handled knife called an athame appears in certain versions of the Key of Solomon, a grimoire originating in the Middle Ages

    January 13, 2018