Chalices are a symbol of abundance, health, joy and celebration. On the Wiccan altar they represent the Goddess. Traditionally, wine, mead or fruit juice is served in the chalice. The chalice is the consort to the athame on the altar, the athame representing the male aspect, or God. Many people of many faiths have a chalice on their altar, it is not solely a Wiccan practice. They can also hold sacred gems and things such as prayer beads when not in use for a drinking vessel. Chalices really add a regal look and feel to a sacred space.