Doreen Valiente, 1962
Doreen Edith Dominy Valiente (4 January, 1922, Mitcham, South London, England – 1 September 1999, Brighton, England), who used the craft name Ameth, was a highly influential figure in the neopagan religion of Wicca, being a High Priestess ofGardnerian Wicca and an initiate of both Cochrane’s Craft and the Coven of Atho. She was initiated into the craft by Gerald Gardner, and was his High Priestess in the early Bricket Wood coven.
Valiente produced many important scriptural texts for Wicca, such as The Witches Rune and the Charge of the Goddess, which were incorporated into the early Gardnerian Book of Shadows. Valiente also published five books about Wicca in her lifetime. She has been referred to as “the mother of modern Witchcraft”.
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