Witchcraft vs Satanism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between witchcraft and satanism

is that witchcraft is the practice of witches; magic, sorcery or the use supernatural powers to influence or predict events while satanism is (satanism).

witchcraft

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The practice of witches; magic, sorcery or the use supernatural powers to influence or predict events.
  • * 1387 , John Trevisa (transl.), Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden Monachi Cestrensis , chapter XLIV:
  • And in þat ilond is sortilege and wicchecraft i-vsed. For wommen þere selliþ schipmen wynde, as it were i-closed vnder þre knottes of þrede, so þat þe more wynd he wol haue, he wil vnknette þe mo knottes.
    Wiccans believe in a modernised form of witchcraft .

    See also

    * spellcraft * gypsycraft English words suffixed with -craft

    satanism

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia) (Wikipedia) (LaVeyan Satanism)
  • Worship of Satan (usually synonymous with "the Devil").
  • Religious groups that follow Satanism include Luciferians and Laveyans .
  • A profession, philosophy, or ideological construct featuring a positive, admirable, or useful association to the figure, character or entity known as 'Satan'.
  • LaVeyan Satanism.
  • Hyponyms

    * LaVeyan Satanism, Luciferian, LaVeyanism

    Usage notes

    * Satanism is not always capitalized in all senses. * Self-identified Satanists typically use the term Satanism'' in senses 3 and 4, and use the terms ''Satanic'' and ''Satanist analogously.

    See also

    * satanic, Satanic * satanist, Satanist