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3-30-2009 @ 5:16PM
I'm glad someone called that out..."Warlock is a gender specific title, indicative of masculinity. The feminine alternative is witch. So is Blizzard just made of fail or are all female members of the class actually men in disguise?"The term warlock came from the Middle Ages and is masculine in historic Christian traditions. However, in modern times, it continues to be used erroneously as either male or female can be considered a warlock.To add to that, to call a male witch these days is considered offensive and should be avoided.
3-31-2009 @ 8:36AM
Uh...not so much, negativegirl.Warlock is either old English for "oathbreaker" or Old Norse for "dealer in spirits". The historians can't quite figure out which since both cultures did so much mingling in the early Middle Ages. Nowadays -- with the exception of some tv shows, movies, and a few crunchy little groups of neopagans who read things like the Twilight series -- "warlock" tends to be used in negative ways. Some Wiccan covens use it when they refer to a member who's been cast out, but it's never supposed to define a male witch. Male witches are just that: witches.
3-31-2009 @ 12:24PM
more or less what i said...
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