Category Archives: Information

This category houses most of the posts on Pagan Roots; basic information for those new to Wicca; herbal and gemstone encyclopedias with detailed entries for many plants and crystals; a collection of data on gods and goddesses from various pantheons; pages on different forms of divination such as Tarot cards and rune stones; and a lot more.

If you are looking for specific information you may want to use the drop down menu at the top of the page, or the list in the right hand column, to narrow down the category of posts.


Imbolc

Date: February 2 Other Names: Candlemas, Oimelc, Brigid’s Day Goddesses: Arachne, Arianrhod, Athena, Attar, Brigid, Februa, Gaia, Selene, Vesta Gods: Braggi, Cupid, Diancecht, Dainichi, Essus, Februus, Pax

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Yule

Date: December 21 Other Names: Winter Solstice Goddesses: Brigid, Isis, Demeter, Gaia, Diana Gods: Apollo, Ra, Odin, Lugh, The Oak King, The Green Man

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Samhain

Date: October 31 Other Names: Halloween, New Years, Feast of the Dead, Shadowfest, Martinmas Goddesses: Hecate, Alcyone, Ereshkigal, Hel, Nepthys, White Lady Gods: Carneios, Cel, Dagda, Hades, Odin, Osiris, Tuoni

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Esbats

The Esbats are the celebrations of the thirteen full moons in a year, traditionally a time for Wiccans to gather and work magic – compared to the Sabbats which are usually more celebration than magical working. While the Sabbats are … Continue reading

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Storing Herbs

Why dry and store herbs? You may have collected more herbs than you’ve been able to use, or you might have plants in your own garden which you wish to harvest before Autumn. Whatever your reason, it is better to … Continue reading

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