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Athame: Quiz


Question 1: The Malay kris is a ritual knife regarded as having magical powers, and ________ was a recognised authority on these knives prior to his involvement in Wicca.
Bricket Wood covenCecil WilliamsonGardnerian WiccaGerald Gardner

Question 2: A black-handled knife called an arthame appears in certain versions of the Key of Solomon, a ________ originating in the Middle Ages.
GrimoireMagic (paranormal)WitchcraftGnosticism

Question 3: The athame is mentioned in the writings of ________ in the 1950s, who claimed to have been initiated into a surviving tradition of Witchcraft, the New Forest Coven.
Gerald GardnerBricket Wood covenWiccaCecil Williamson

Question 4: In eclectic forms of Witchcraft the handle decorations range from ________ glyphs to runes, the symbols being chosen by the owner.

Question 5: Janet and ________ suggested this difference is due to the Golden Dawn releasing false information in the hopes of preventing its rituals being used in the correct way.
Alex Sanders (Wiccan)WiccaStewart FarrarGardnerian Wicca

Question 6: There has been speculation[3] that Gardner's interest and expertise in antique swords and knives, and in particular the magical kris knives of Malaysia and Indonesia, may have contributed to the tool's central importance in modern ________.
WiccaningWitch-cult hypothesisWiccaTriple Goddess (Neopaganism)

Question 7: An athame or athamé is a ceremonial double-edged dagger, one of several magical tools used in neopagan religions and various ________ traditions.
StregheriaContemporary witchcraftWitch-cult hypothesisWitchcraft

Question 8: ________ (an acquaintance of Shah) suggests an Arabic derivation from al thame (or adh-dhame), which he translates as "the arrow".
Wilfred OwenRobert GravesSiegfried SassoonLaura Riding

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