WWLA Glossary

Beltane. Sacred celebration of life and light. Huge festivities with picnics and courting rituals. May 1st.

Coven. Small, organized group of witches and warlocks who practice magick, or reality shifting, together.

The Detectors. Rare humans who are able to sense reality shifts. Witches and warlocks believe these individuals might have Wihaxan blood in their ancestry, just not enough to have any power to see or shift alternate reality themselves. These individuals often feel a sense of déjà vu when they are, in fact, recognizing that reality has been shifted by one of the pure Wihaxans.

Full Moon. Time of Crisis/Climax/Action, confrontation. When all plans come to fruition.

The Gloaming. Twilight or dusk. Time between the light and the dark. Most dangerous and unstable time of the day to reality shift.

Hunter. Male or female descendant of the original witch hunters. Member of the Hammer Institute. Adherent to the beliefs set forth in their sacred text Malleus Maleficarum. Devoted to destroying all followers of the original Earth Goddess.

Imbol. Time of purification and initiation. Young witches and warlocks who are ready to participate in the other rituals are initiated and recognized, generally at or after age eighteen.

Lammas. First of the three harvest festivals. Celebration of summer’s bounty. August 1st.

Mabon. Fall Equinox. Second of the harvest festivals. Ceremony to mourn the near-death of the Consort at the hands of the Unforgiving God, and the power of the Goddess who saves the Consort. Rituals usually include sacrifice. Generally around Sept. 21st.

The Mastare. The Masters or Champions. Bowie and Adara Marston’s children, all conceived in pairs during sacred rituals, and who have been blessed by the Goddess with extraordinary powers. Tasked with bringing down the Hammer Institute and saving all witches and warlocks, and ultimately the Earth itself.

Midsommara. Summer Solstice. Longest day of the year. Longevity and health are celebrated in a ritual dedicated to the Goddess and her Consort. June 21st. A huge bonfire is set and burned throughout the night.

New Moon. Best time for beginnings, planning.

Ostara. Spring Equinox. Sacred celebration of fertility. Coven-based orgies often occur on this holiday. Generally around March 21st.

Reality Shift. Also called Magick. The exchange of one timeline trajectory for another with a different set of outcomes or future. Witches and warlocks can reality shift.

Samhain. Recognition of the power of the dark and of death. Sacred ritual of the Goddess designed to reconnect the Earth’s witches and warlocks with the divine power of the Goddess and her Consort. Humans call this holiday Halloween. October 31st. All of the Mastare twins are conceived during this public ritual.

The Unborn. Half demon-blooded humans and half witch/warlock, these superior warriors are created by the Hammer Institute to destroy all surviving witches and warlocks. Their name derives from the fact that they are test tube babies who are carried in a human woman’s womb, but must be delivered by cesarean section during the 8th month due to a blood incompatibility. Witch and Warlock babies can only be carried safely to term by a witch.

Warlock. Male descendant of the Wihaxan tribe, endowed with the ability to see alternate realities and to shift from one reality to another. This act of shifting reality is also known as magick. Tasked by the Goddess to protect Earth.

Waning Moon. Time of recovery, regrouping, reflection.

Waxing Moon. Time of putting plans into place. Gathering power, drawing allies.

Witch. Female descendant of the Wihaxan tribe, endowed with the ability to see alternate realities and to shift from one reality to another. This act of shifting reality is also known as magick. Tasked by the Goddess to protect Earth.

Yule. Sacred celebration of Midwinter. Longest night of the year. Also called Winter Solstice. Symbolizes the rebirth of the Consort after his near death during the final battle he and the Goddess fought against the Unforgiving God. December 25th. Decorating of the tree (representing male fertility) and the tradition of gift-giving.

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