Wicca, like any other religion, has myth and folklore galore. For centuries, the gods and goddesses of witchcraft have had their tales spread far and wide by their worshipers. Some of these deities are benevolent—others, not so much.
# Top 10 Witch Gods And Goddesses From Around The World :
10. Abonde - Germanic/Central European :
Abonde (also known as Perchta) is not just a Wiccan goddess—she’s one of the main archetypes for many of our favorite fairy tales. She inspired fairy godmothers, wicked stepmothers, Snow White, and even Tinkerbell.
9. Aradia - Italian :
According to tradition, Aradia is either an Italian witch or a goddess come down to Earth. She was “born” in 1313 in Volterra, a town in northern Italy. There, she lived and taught throughout the latter half of the 14th century, speaking of an “Age of Reason” that would soon replace the “Age of the Son.”
8. Nicneven - Scottish :
Nicneven was a Scottish goddess who led the Wild Hunt mounted on an eldritch steed while wielding a wand of power.
7. Leonard - Germanic :
Despite his plain-sounding name and lack of divinity, Leonard is the demon inspector-general of sorcery, black magic, and witchcraft. Sometimes called “le Grand Negre” (the Black Man) due to his face being black as night, Leonard’s duties make him the grand master of the witches’ Sabbaths.
6. Cernunnos - Celtic British :
Cernunnos (which is Celtic for “Horned One”) is the male aspect of nature. He is known as the “lord of wild things“—associated with animals, good fortune, abundance, material wealth (as symbolized by a coin purse that he carries), and virility.
5. Oya - African :
One of the most powerful Orisha was Oya—the goddess of storms, winds, rainbows, and thunder, as well as a water goddess of the Niger River. She is a fierce warrior who protects women and is associated with change.
4. Cerridwen - Welsh :
In early Welsh tradition, Cerridwen was the goddess of inspiration and the “mistress of the cauldron”—a dark prophetess associated with inspiration and poetry. She was considered both a mother and crone figure.
3. Circe - Greek :
Circe was the Greek goddess of metamorphosis and illusion. She was also a goddess of necromancy, skilled in the use of potions and drugs in her many spells. It is this connection to magic that keeps her relevant among today’s witches.
2. Diana - Roman :
Diana is the Roman goddess of woodlands, wild animals, and hunting. She was often depicted as a virgin, carrying a bow and quiver and accompanied by either a deer or hunting dogs.
1. Hekate - Greek :
Hekate, above perhaps all others, is the original and official goddess of witchcraft. The “goddess of the crossroads” is also the goddess of night, magic, necromancy, the Moon, and ghosts.
Source Staff : listverse