What is the difference between wicca and witchcraft?
As nouns the difference between wicca and witchcraft
is that wicca
is wicca (neo-pagan religion
) while witchcraft
is the practice of witches; magic, sorcery or the use supernatural powers to influence or predict events.
(en proper noun
A neopagan religion first popularised in 1954 by British civil servant , involving the worship of God and Goddess and the observance of eight Sabbats.
* Eclectic Wicca, Alexandrian Wicca, Gardnerian Wicca, Odyssean Wicca, Dianic Wicca, Celtic Wicca, Faery Wicca
* Wiccan, Wiccanism, Wiccanist
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 ,
- 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 .