Bright Blessings fellow Witches! Today we present to you another installment in our Answer a Witchcraft Question from Google Series. This post’s question is:
“What country is the word ‘magic’ from?”
IS THE WORD ‘MAGIC’ FROM GREECE?
The word ‘magic’ holds root in Greek; however, this does not mean it comes from Greece. The Greek term magoi or maglike comes from the ancient Persian magush or magus. This means “to have power” or “to be able”. This power or this ability refers to members of a Median tribe and their religion Zoroastrianism.
ANCIENT PERSIA AND ZOROASTRIANISM
Zoroastrianism is one of the first monotheistic religion (followers believe there is only one God) in ancient Persia. Priests were believed to really be magicians who held secret esoteric knowledge and carried it out in their practices and activities. In the Greco-Roman tradition, this belief led to the word ‘magic’ becoming what it means today.
Ultimately, the word ‘magic’ comes from ancient Persia, now modern-day Iran.
Another day, another Google witchcraft question answered. What are your thoughts on this? Did you know which country the word ‘magic’ came from? Let me know in the comments! And as always, Bright Blessings and Happy Crafting!