Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Words are

Ancestors

and

Ancestor Veneration

From moonlitpriestess.com

Spirits of deceased humans with whom you have strong bonds such as family members, friends, etc. Some traditions recognize only blood-relative ancestors, particularly on the subject of ancestral curses. Others recognize various other ancestors including the Mighty Dead.

AND

Also called “veneration of the dead,” refers to honoring and respecting the deceased. Specific methods of doing so and why differs between cultures, religions, families, etc. (see also Ancestors)