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Term: Axe

A symbol of power and light. In ancient Greece it was the symbol of thunder and Fire due to its tendency to produce sparks as it crashed loudly against armor in battleā€¦[I]t became a symbol of blood sacrifice and later a symbol of royal blood. A double-headed axe was originally a symbol of matriarchal power, and of duality. In ancient Minoan Crete the double-bladed axe was a lunar symbol representing the waning and waxing crescent. In ancient times the double-headed axe was called a labrys.
SOURCE:  Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft, by Raven Grimassi