Summoner (Wicca)

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The Summoner, sometimes called a Fetch[1] is a position in many traditional Wiccan covens. The primary, or at least most evident, function of the Summoner is to call other coven members to a meeting or ritual. The summoner is also responsible for all inter-coven communication and traditionally is the only member of a coven who will know where other covens reside. (This tradition is generally not followed today and there is argument about to what extent it was ever followed.) In many covens the Summoner is always male and is considered the masculine equivalent of the maiden.

Historically it was the person who would let members know about covens and find new members in the community.[2][3]


  1. ^ Erik Ravenswood (2 April 2013). The Dictionary of Wicca, Witchcraft and Magick. Booktango. pp. 28–. ISBN 978-1-4689-2732-0.
  2. ^ Raven Grimassi (2000). Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft. Llewellyn Worldwide. pp. 400–. ISBN 978-1-56718-257-6.
  3. ^ Nevill Drury The Watkins Dictionary of Magic 1780283628 2011 Fetch In Wicca, a witch – usually male – sent on a confidential mission by the high priestess of a coven.The fetch is also known as a summoner or officer.