athame


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athame

(ˈɑːθæmeɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) (in Wicca) a witch's ceremonial knife, usually with a black handle, used in rituals rather than for cutting or carving

athame

A black-handled knife used by witches in magic ceremonies.
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In the subsequent battle, Quin is wounded and uses the Athame to escape with Shinobu, fleeing the burning estate and the nightmare that is the life of a Seeker through a portal to Hong Kong.
O ato mais sagrado na Wicca e o ato sexual entre o Deus e a Deusa, chamado de casamento sagrado, ou hierogamos; simbolizado nos rituais pela insercao de um punhal, chamado athame, em uma taca.
Honors: Daniella Aboagye, Maria Aguila, Aurora Athame, Peter Barry, John Blair, Benjamin Bushe, Mykenzie Carlsen, Jordan Carnes, Victoria Cestodio, Annika Condit, Benjamin Crapo, Owen Deignan, Nicole Escobar, Dylan Fenuccio, Peter Fitzgerald, Michael Fitzgibbons, Raymond Furgal, Deirdre Gallo, Kayla Genese, Rebecca Gilchrist, Tyler Kontulis, Shelbea Makela, Gianna Mastromatteo, Danielle Menla, Matthew Michalik, Jordan Modig, Meghan Moran, Zachary Natale, Shawna O'Neill, Min Jun Park, Joseph Powers, Autumn Privitera, Joseph Ranalli, Kaibiao Ruan, Cara San Fratello, Ellaina Sivo, Emily Soltys, Sarah St.
To dispatch these ghosts Cas uses a ceremonial dagger called an athame, left to him after his father was murdered by a ghost and partially eaten.
They are advised to avoid touching a witch's Book of Shadows, or spellbook, and handling the ceremonial dagger known as an athame.