Basic Wiccan Altar

Here is a very basic Wiccan altar with an explanation of the objects:

1. God Candle – A candle lit to honor the God of your choice. The God Candle should be white, and the opposite color of the Goddess candle.

2. God Statue or Picture – A statue or picture of the God you relate to most, such as Odin or Cernunnos.

3. Cakes – A traditional food used during rituals.

4. Chalice or Goblet – A cup filled with wine or juice.

5. Goddess Statue or Picture – A statue or picture of the Goddess, such as Freya or Cerridwen.

6. Goddess Candle – A candle lit to honor the Goddess of your choice. The Goddess candle should be black, the opposite color of the God candle.

7. Incense – To create ambience.

8. Athame – The Sacred knife, used to direct energy in creating or erecting the circle or temple

9. Wand – Also used to direct energies.

10. Pentacle – Usually ceramic, the Pentacle is used for grounding the energies.

11. Water Bowl – The water is used for cleansing.

12. Salt Bowl – Used with water for cleansing.

13. Bell – Used to provide ambience or to mark rituals or chants.

I do know that this is a very basic setup and that there are other ways to set an altar. Mine does not follow diagram all of the way. For those new to the craft or setting an altar, this may be helpful as you choose what you need for your craft.