#Omens&Symbols . . . Hedge witches

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“The word hedge witch is a direct translation from the Saxon word ‘haegtessa’ which means hedge-rider. Now many people seem to think that the ‘hedge’ in hedge witch means a ‘fence’ of plants and forests. This is not what is meant. In those days wise women or healers lived inside a forest or just before a forest. Forests were considered the ‘unknown’ because they contained all the spirits and creatures in them. Thus it was meant that the witch or hedge witch is on the border of both worlds (Physical realm and the realm of the Fae, the mythical creatures, etc.). Hedge witches were said to be able to communicate and interact with both worlds.”

~ LadyFury ( http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html… )

Photo credit: Lina Zelonka
Text & image source: Between The Realms https://www.facebook.com/BetweenTheRealms/ 

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By GrannyMoon Posted in Pagan

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