Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Coven - A group of thirteen or fewer Witches that
work together in an organized fashion for positive magickal
endeavors or to perform religious ceremonies. The coven stead
is the meeting place of the Witches, and is often a fixed
building or place where the Witch can feel safe and at home.
An organized group of Witches, led by a High priestess and/or
a High Priest who meet regularly for worship and fellowship.
The traditional membership is 13, but in fact most covens
number considerably less. 3 is the minimum in the Georgian
Tradition. In Middle English, "Covin" a group of confederates;
In Old French "Covine" a band or group with a single purpose.
A local group of Wiccans or other Neo-pagans. During the
"burning times" when Christian groups were tracking down and
exterminating Witches, it was believed that each coven held
13 members. This was and is not true; covens can be of any
size, but are most often perhaps about a half-dozen. (Religious
A coven is a congregation of witches who gather regularly
to celebrate their faith and to work together to perform magic
rituals. The size of each coven varies, and one must be an