Where is Gerald Gardner buried? Gardner died of a heart attack in 1964 on board a merchant ship – The Scottish Prince – on his way home from Lebanon. He was buried in Tunis, the ship’s next port of call, and the only attendee at his funeral was the ship’s captain. His legacy is a worldwide following of Gardnerian Wicca.
Who is the leader of Wiccan?
When was Wicca invented? Wicca originated in the early twentieth century, when it developed amongst secretive covens in England who were basing their religious beliefs and practices upon what they read of the historical Witch-Cult in the works of such writers as Margaret Murray.
Where did the word Wicca originate? Wicca was first given a name in Gerald Gardner’s 1954 book Witchcraft Today, in which he announced it as “wica,” the extra “c” being added in the 1960s. According to Gardner, the word was derived from Scots-English and meant “wise people.”