A twentieth-century spelling pronunciation of Old English wiċċa, from Proto-Germanic *wikkô (“sorceror”). The modern use of the term was introduced first as Wica, mentioned briefly in chapter 10 of Gerald Gardner's book Witchcraft Today (1954), as a collective noun ("the Wica"), allegedly used as a self-designation by practitioners of witchcraft. The spelling Wicca, again as a collective noun, was introduced and popularized by Gerald Gardner's later book, The Meaning of Witchcraft (1959).
- A neopagan religion that was first popularized by books written in 1949, 1954, and 1959 by Englishman Gerald Gardner, involving the worship of a horned male god and a moon goddess, the observance of eight Sabbats, and the performance of various rituals.
- Gardnerian Wicca, Alexandrian Wicca, Celtic Wicca, Dianic Wicca, Eclectic Wicca, Faery Wicca, Odyssean Wicca, Reclaiming Wicca, Trojan Wicca
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