Have any of you given your Athame a name or asked it if it’s name?
I have not named mine. And honestly had never thought to ask it if it has a name. Interesting idea… I may just have to try and see what happens.
I don’t have an Athame yet. But I did collect a hunting knife (I don’t hunt, but I have it for use here in Alaska). It took me more than a year to name it. A word for it was there but it didn’t stick initially so I didn’t name it right away. It felt like it wasn’t quite right. I kept my mind open and went with the flow, letting it pick it’s own name, in a way. Kind of like trying to remember something and letting it rest in your mind until it pops up later. I followed the thoughts until something stuck and felt right.
Anyway, I hope this helps!
Edit: I guess I got to know it first, carried it around with me for quite a while. You might use your Athame or have it in a place that feels right to you, set it out by a lit candle and meditate, etc and see if something pops into your mind. I wouldn’t rush it though, you’ll know if / when it’s right!
Huh. I have not but most blades do have a name. I’ll have to think about it. I use my wand more than my athame. Hmm.
I love your suggestion and I think I’ll let things just flow and see if a name comes to mind before just coming up with one and then not really feeling that particular name.
I don’t personally have an athame. I’ve never thought about naming one though but as Amethyst said, a lot of important blades throughout history have names so I don’t see why your athame couldn’t also have one!
Oh never thought of this. But my tarot decks have names, make sense to find out the name of my athame.
I just got a new athame today and I’m so excited to add it to my altar. A name hasn’t come to me yet, though.
I’m sure one will come to you if it has a name I’m excited for you!
It actually did and surprisingly pretty quickly!
Amaya which means night rain
That’s a beautiful name! I love it
Thank you! I’m so excited to begin using it. ☽☾:crystal_ball:
I love this, this is how I’ve found many names, including my own
I was thinking of my athame, and listening for a name, and the name “Gladwyn” came into my mind. I looked it up, and it means sword grass, little sword or sword lily. It feels right
That is absolutely beautiful!!
Thank you, so is yours!
Just sat and thought about the name for mine.
‘Thora’ feminine of Thunder, old Norse for Thor.
Wow, I love that so many names are coming to mind! I have thought of having an Athame for symbolic purposes, but I’d probably only use a wand. I’ll probably name my wand though, when I find the right one! Right now I use visualization for my circle.
@Lady_Nimue_Selene that is so cool that you name your tarot decks! I had never thought of doing that!!
What a fantastic idea, I love this! I carry my athame and my boline most of the time as I have a portable alter of sorts that lives in a colorfully woven zippered pouch in my carry-all. I will have to try to focus on one or the other and try this idea and see what happens!
I love how my post sparked some discussions and new ideas for others.
Okay this is cool, @Artemisia I need to do something like this! I hope you enjoy the process of finding a name
I agree! I’m loving how this is sparking so much inspiration for everyone. Thank you for opening up the discussion!