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Fast Facts on Wicca

Wiccan statistics, history, beliefs and practices at a glance.

Names

Wicca

Adherents

1-3 million

History

Based on ancient pagan beliefs, but modern form founded early 1900s. Founder generally said to be Gerald Gardner.

Beliefs

Polytheism, centered on the Goddess and God, each in various forms; also a belief in a Supreme Being over all

Practices

Prayer, casting a circle, Drawing Down the Moon, reciting spells, dancing, singing, sharing cakes and wine or beer

Texts

No sacred text; foundational texts include The Witch Cult in Western Europe and The God of the Witches

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Title Fast Facts on Wicca
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Published
UpdatedNovember 20, 2016
MLA Citation“Fast Facts on Wicca.” ReligionFacts.com. 20 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 5 Dec. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/wicca/facts>

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