Do you interchange the words “Wicca” and “Witch”?

Question by Axe: Do you interchange the words “Wicca” and “Witch”?
Did you know that not all Wiccans are Witches and not all Witches are Wiccan, And one is a religion and the other is not?

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Answer by Morg
Nope I do not

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9 thoughts on “Do you interchange the words “Wicca” and “Witch”?

  1. No. I do not. I’m a Wiccan.

    In the 1970s and 1980s a particularly nasty stripe of Wiccans dictated that “real Witches” were called Witches, and the words Wicca and Wiccan (which they claimed were “properly pronounced as Weesha and Weeshan”) were the terms used by poseurs and wannabes and “real Witches” used the term witch.

    All I knew was I did not wannabe like those nasty people, and I’ve been a Wiccan, not a Witch, ever since.

    The funny thing is now these “real witches” like to say they are the “real Wiccans” and everyone else is Neo-Wiccan.

  2. No I don’t… but then I studied the difference a long time ago and knew better. There’s a big article on it in Pan Gaia too… about using the word “witch”… interesting.


  3. Neither one is “Christian” so it really does not matter to me.

    But you are free to worship as you wish.

    Good Luck


  4. No because they aren’t interchangable. They mean different things.

    Not all Wiccans are Witches. Not all Witches are Wiccan… I’m a Witch and proud of it. 😉

    I do think that most have no clue. They just repeat what they’ve heard cause they don’t know.

  5. Nope, I’ve known some Wiccans who wish to be called Witches and some Witches who are not Wiccan. I let them tell me what they want to be called.

  6. I don’t interchange them. There is some overlap, but I know Wiccans who do not claim to be Witches, and certainly are not in the traditional/ethnographic sense, and I know Witches who have little or nothing in common with Wiccans in either religion or ethical basis.

    It’s a common misconception; I simply hope that those who don’t know better, when corrected, will learn the difference.

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