Wicca

Wicca is the name of one of the major streams of contemporary American Paganism. The term "wicca" comes from the Old English term "wicce," pronounced "witche." It referred to the "Old Religion," called Witchcraft or simply the Craft. Many Wiccans in America today deliberately choose to call themselves "Witches," claiming the very name for which women and men of centuries past were persecuted.