Depicting a crescent moon turned on its back to cradle a pentagram, this Athame uses this time honored symbol of Hecate as a powerful source of magic. Hecate's athame has thin blade with a matt finish cross guard and pommel and has a carved herringbone pattern black handle. This athame can be used by many traditions for many purposes. Has black sheath: 9 1/2" - with 5" blade.
The athame represents the magical element of fire, associated with the Sun and the Horned God. The athame in magickal practice is used like a wand to focus and project the energies of the witch. When the athame is combined with the chalice they represent the union of God and Goddess, male and female, sun and moon, fire and water.
Hecate is the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, the moon, ghosts and necromancy. She is a Greek Goddess.
The Luna, half moon, or sickle of the moon, waning and waxing moon, is a sign of fertility and to the cycles of life and death. It represents the changing of the seasons and the ebb & flow of the tide.
The pentacle is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols that Wiccans and Pagans use. The base symbol is the five-pointed star, which can be drawn non-stop without lifting pen from paper. Enclosing the pentacle is often a circle. For many Wiccans and Pagans the pentacle is a symbol that represents magic and magical workings as a whole. For others it’s used as a talisman, a connection to the divine, to open and close circles and a myriad of other ritual uses.
*Does not include wooden tray or large amethyst crystal in pictures