Wiccan Terminology

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LABRYS
A double-headed axe which symbolized the Goddess in ancient Crete, still used by some Wiccans for this same purpose. The labrys may be placed on the left side of the altar.

LADY
A term of respect for a Priestess or the Goddess.

LAMMAS
One of the eight Sabbats which is usually celebrated on or around 1 August. Lammas celebrates the first fruits of a harvest and the transition of the Threefold Goddess from Mother to Crone. This festival is also known as Lughnasadh (LOOna-sa), which is the Celtic naming for "Festival of Lugh" ad honors the Celtic God of Light (Lugh = light).

LEFT-BRAIN FUNCTION
Anything related to logical, mathematical and analytical functions. The left hemisphere of the brain controls the right side of the body. Compare to: Right-Brain Function

LEFT-HAND PATH
Used for any witch who uses their craft for own gain and/or willfully hurting others.

LEO
The 5th sign of the zodiac. Symbolized by the lion, is a Fire sign, and is ruled by the Sun.

LIBATION
Water or wine that is poured on an alter, the ground or on a sacred fire as an offering to the Goddess, Horned God or other Deity.

LIBRA
The 7th sign in the zodiac. Symbolized by the Scales, is an Air sign, and is ruled by Venus.

LIGHT POWER
Generally positive energies drawn from the Light Aspects of the Goddess and the God.

LITHA
It is one of the eights Sabbats and is usually celebrated on or around 21 June. It is a festival which celebrates the Summer Solstice. It is also known a Midsummer.

LUGH
An early Celtic sun God. Lughnasadh was originated by the druids to give homage to this God.

LUGHNASADH
See: Lammas

LUNAR ECLIPSE
Emblem of the Goddess in her dark aspect as Crone, Tomb/Womb, and Transformer

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