21 July 2011

Prompt: Witches and Warlocks

This week's prompt comes from some recent suggestions....

"Some men who are wiccans are reclaiming the name "warlock" in the tradition of women reclaiming the name "witch". Warlock is commonly said to mean oath breaker. What do you think? Can it/should it be reclaimed?"

I'd like to add:
Wouldn't it make more sense to have all Witches be called Witch, no matter their gender? Why do we need the distinction between males and females that practice magic?


  1. Posted over here:


  2. I had some thoughts on a couple of the prompts (this one was one of them), so I did a post with all three in it. The post can be found at http://ziglernews.blogspot.com/2011/07/pagan-blog-prompts-witches-and-warlocks.html if anyone is interested in reading it.

  3. http://marsupialmamita.blogspot.com/2011/07/witches-and-warlocks-pagan-blog-prompt.html
    My post contains the etymology of both words and an explanation of why I use them only sparingly.

  4. I will probably post on this in a few days, but I'm certainly going to check out what everybody else has written.

  5. I've always used witch regardless of a person's gender, and I will continue to do so.


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