The Goddess And The Horned God

PaganGreen Paganism and Witchcraft

Neither evocation nor invocation is part of modern witchcraft, however, and white witches do not
recognise any demonic figures in their religion. When we refer to the Goddess and her son-consort,
the Horned God of Wicca, we are referring to the archetype or source energies of the feminine and
masculine aspects of ultimate power. They are the creative female and male principles, acting not in
opposition to each other but as complementary and necessary parts of a whole. All the named
goddesses and gods in witchcraft represent the different qualities of these supreme forms, for example
the goddesses of the hunt, or specific forms in different cultures.
There are, of course, variations within Wicca; some traditions emphasise the importance of the
Goddess, while others regard the Horned God as her equal, with each assuming different aspects
according to the season and ritual. For example, the Goddess may appear as the Earth or Moon deity,
and her male counterpart as the Corn God or the Sun.