Wiccan Terminology

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FAMILIAR
Usually a pet animal which accompanies a Witch or Coven. These pets are kept for the psychic support and early warning of negative energies. Though cats are favorites, dogs, owls or any other animal you can "connect" with may become a familiar. Elementals can even become familiars. Not every witch or coven has a familiar, and this does not lessen them to any degree. The decision to take on a familiar is a serious one and to be carefully considered. You may live with a cat or dog for years before taking them as a familiar.

FESTIVAL
One of the eight seasonal Sabbats.

FETCH
See: Summoner

FETISH
A symbolic material object believed to possess the power to protect or ward off evil.

FIRE
One of the four elements. Corresponds to the South Watchtower.

FIRE SIGNS
In astrology, the three signs of the zodiac attributed to Fire - Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

FITH-FATH
See: Poppet

FIVEFOLD KISS
Also known as the five fold salute or Witches salute. It comprises of kisses on various parts of the body in the following order: A kiss on each foot, a kiss on each knee, a kiss on the lower belly, a kiss on each breast and a kiss on the lips. These five positions make up the five fold kiss even though there are actually eight kisses in total. The five fold kiss is only used within the circle.

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