According to Maddalena, by way of Leland, this tradition honors Diana, the moon goddess
To some degree, this teaching is focused on enlightening peasants as to how to overthrow their tyrannical masters and find freedom in escaping from societal and economic constraints.
typically personified as the moon goddess and the horned god.
"A lot of what's traditionally sold as Stregheria by Neopagan authors is an offshoot of Wicca with Italian names and customs mixed in. Although there are some similarities, it's very different from traditional Italian folk magic. It's like the difference between eating real Italian food in a village in Tuscany, and going to your local Olive Garden restaurant for dinner. There's nothing wrong with either, they're just very different."
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