A chalice is a goblet or cup intended to hold drink. it is specifically a cup intended for use during a ceremony or ritual. Pagans and Witches often make use of chalices in their rituals, and a chalice (containing wine, whiskey, water or other liquids) may be placed on an altar or on the ground. It is a symbol of containment and represents the womb of the Goddess. The base is symbolic of the material world, the stem symbolises the connection between man and spirit, and the rim or opening symbolically receives spiritual energy.