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Athame - Chalice

In Wicca and witchcraft, Athame is a black ceremonial knife which is associated with the male principle and opposed to the chalice as a symbol of the female principle. It has been compared with the kris, a magical knfe in Malaysia and a ritual knife in the Key of Solomon (artave, artavus, arthana, artanus, arthany or arthame). Robert Graves suggested thame (or adh-dhame), which he translates as the arrow. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athame
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