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Gerald Gardner

Gerald GardnerAKA Gerald Brosseau Gardner

Born: 13-Jun-1884
Birthplace: Blundellands, England
Died: 12-Feb-1964
Location of death: Mediterranean Sea (aboard ship)
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Additon Cemetery, Leeds, ME

Gender: Male
Religion: Pagan
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Founder of Modern Wicca

The founder of modern Wicca and allegedly himself the descendent of at least one hereditary witch, Gerald Gardner claimed to have learned The Craft from a hereditary witch by the name of Dorothy Clutterbuck. Although it is commonly believed that Gardener did indeed associate with practicing witches, it is also acknowledged that his ritual and other material was cobbled together from various occult sources including Freemasonry and the work of Aleister Crowley. Gardner also relied heavily on Sir James Frazer's descriptions of pagan rituals in The Golden Bough.

Father: William Robert Gardner
Mother: Louise Barguelew Ennis
Brother: (3 brothers)
Wife: Dorothea Frances Rosedale ("Donna", m. 16-Aug-1927, d. 1960)

    Founded Religion
    Co-Masons
    Druid Order
    Folklore Society
    Fellowship of Crotona
    The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
    Ordo Templi Orientis (1947)
    Risk Factors: Asthma, Nudism


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