Witches and Wiccans
In the Sookie Stackhouse Universe, a witch practices magic rituals, drawing from a power that most people never tap into. A Wiccan, on the other hand, follows a religion, a pagan religion that follows the ways of the Mother. Practitioners can be both wiccan and a witch, or more one or the other. Witches and Wiccans first appear in the fourth book, Dead to the World. Sookie’s colleague and fellow barmaid of Merlotte’s, Holly, is a Wiccan practitioner, but not a witch. In later books, Sookie learns more about witchcraft and befriends Amelia Broadway, a true witch in New Orleans.