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July 26, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto: – Pagan Tama writer quoted in story on Shinto and Paganism in Japan – UK: Stonehenge could lose world heritage status – Ancient Picts knew of Greek gods, new findings suggest And more… Read more

July 18, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto: – Up to 200,000 self-declared witches in France, says ethnologist – Shinto shrine set up in retired railcar in Ibaraki – UK: Rare carving of nude horseman found at Roman fort may depict Mercury or Mars And more… Read more

July 13, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto: Paganism “most LGBTQ-affirming faith in the US” Australian newspaper refuses to run Tarot reading service ad Paganism continues to be largest non-Christian religion in Iceland Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News Paganism, gods and goddesses aside, is the most LGBTQ-affirming faith in the US The Washington Post* In a recent political profile study, Kathleen Marchetti, an associate professor of political science at Dickinson College, reported that likely 93%… Read more

July 5, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto: UK: Metal detectorist unearths ‘witch bottle’ containing hair, urine and human tooth Japan: Mount Fuji opens to climbers for summer after closure amid virus Finland: Ancient shaman snake staff dug up after 4,400 years Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News UK: Metal detectorist unearths ‘witch bottle’ containing hair, urine and human tooth Daily Star A 19th-century “witch bottle” containing hair, urine and a human tooth has been unearthed by a… Read more

June 28, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto: Norse God Loki wrapped up in trademark battles UK: Hundreds attend Stonehenge at Summer Solstice despite advice UK: Stonehenge road tunnel go-ahead unlawful, high court told Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News Pagan god (and Disney star) Loki wrapped up in trademark battles The Washington Post* Rebecca Tarn, also known as TikTok user @LessonsfromLoki, launched a Change.org petition titled “Stop Disney Trademarking The Names of Norse Gods.”… UK: Hundreds attend Stonehenge at… Read more

June 20, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto: UK: Senior druid criticises decision to call off Stonehenge Summer Solstice Archaeologists discover ancient Bronze Age homes at Germany’s ‘Stonehenge’ US: Witches fight media bias Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News UK: Druid Arthur Pendragon criticises decision to call off Stonehenge Summer Solstice This Is Wiltshire A senior druid has spoken out against the latest lockdown news that in-person Summer Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge have been called off… Five solstice sites that aren’t… Read more

June 14, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto: European Court rules Lithuania breaching human rights by not recognising Romuva religion New museum in western Turkey to welcome back stolen goddess Cybele West Japan Iwami Kagura sacred dances livestreamed to keep tradition alive Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News   European Court sides with Romuva religion The Wild Hunt The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Lithuania has violated the human rights of Romuva by not recognizing… Read more

June 6, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto: Excavations reveal ancient Greek pot with ‘curse’ to kill 55 people Turkey: Ancient Greek altar found at archaeological site near Antalya UK: Extremely rare prehistoric animal carvings found for first time in Scotland Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News US: Texas Viking Festival will turn Central Texas ranch into a Norse village for summer solstice San Antonio Current The third Texas Viking Festival will take place the weekends of June 12-13 and… Read more

May 31, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto: Torlonia Marbles: One of the world’s largest displays of Greek-Roman statues opens Stonehenge: Summer Solstice 2021 to go ahead as normal Egyptian archaeologists accidentally discover 250 ancient, rock-cut tombs Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News UK: Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2021 to go ahead as normal Gazette & Herald The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20 into the morning of June 21 – the same date… Read more

May 17, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto: UK: Cerne Giant dates from Anglo-Saxon times, analysis suggests UK: New museum to honour Scots convicted of witchcraft British Museum returns looted ancient Persephone statue to Libya Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News UK: Pagans across Kent call for handfastings to become legally recognised Kent Online A number of pagan groups have shared a parliament petition calling for handfastings alone to be legally recognised marriages, but with work by the Pagan Federation already… Read more




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