Pagan & Shinto News: Minnesota Town’s Residents Uniting Against Asatru Folk Assembly’s Racist Beliefs

Pagan & Shinto News: Minnesota Town’s Residents Uniting Against Asatru Folk Assembly’s Racist Beliefs December 13, 2020

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week:

  • US: Town approves permit for whites-only Asatru group to use former church
  • UK: Young Pagan woman murdered by fiancé in Wales
  • Turkey: Statue of Goddess Kybele returns to homeland

Read more below…

Left: Logo of Asatru Folk Assembly. Right: Statue of the Goddess Cybele, Getty Villa, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Pagan News

US: Minnesota town’s residents uniting against Asatru Folk Assembly’s racist beliefs
Duluth News Tribune
There’s tension in Murdock following the City Council decision to award a conditional use permit to the Asatru Folk Assembly for the use of a former Lutheran church as its gathering hall…

UK: Young Pagan woman murdered by fiancé
Wales Online
21-year old Lauren Griffiths was killed by Madog Rowlands in 2019. Both were practising Pagans…

UK: 5,000 year old site in England defaced
The Wild Hunt
Stony Littleton Long Barrow has been subjected to vandalism, allegedly by Pagans…

Iceland: Father and daughter’s Icelandic tarot deck wins ‘Oscar for witches’

Reykjavik Grapevine
Haukur Halldórsson and Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir been presented two CARTA awards by the International Tarot Foundation: Best Artistic Achievement and Judge’s Choice for Oracle Deck…

Why do Pagans celebrate the shortest day of the year?
The Telegraph
In the Pagan and Druid communities, they celebrate the first sunrise after the astronomical event – and English Heritage time their official event in line with this…

Saint Lucia: Lilith in Disguise
Patheos Pagan: Mat Auryn
The name Lucia / Lucy shares the Latin root Lux, meaning light, with Lucifer the morning-star and fallen star…

20 Black-owned occult brands every witch should know
These Black-owned botanica and metaphysical shops are so magical they’d make Tituba proud…

Other News

Turkey: Statue of Goddess Kybele returns to homeland

Hurriyet Daily News
The statue of “mother goddess” Kybele, which was believed to be the symbol and protector of abundance and fertility in prehistoric times, is set to return to the land where she was born…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

India: Jharkhand government to launch scheme to help women accused of ‘witchcraft’
The New Indian Express
Under the scheme all those women who faced torture in the name of ‘witchcraft’ will be identified and provided with help to make them financially independent…

India: Couple hacked to death on suspicion of ‘witchcraft’ in Jharkhand
Telugu Stop
A couple was hacked to death in a village in Jharkhand’s Lohardagga district on suspicion of practicing ‘witchcraft’, police said on Friday…

India: Woman beaten to death on suspicion of ‘witchcraft’, 7 arrested

Deccan Herald
A 60-year-old woman was beaten to death with sticks and rods in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on the suspicion that she practiced witchcraft, police said on Thursday…

Zimbabwe: Man fatally assaults ex-wife’s grandmother over ‘witchcraft’ allegations
A 40-year old Mvurwi man fatally assaulted his ex-wife’s grandmother with a log accusing her of ‘bewitching’ his 8-year-old son and then proceeded to commit suicide…

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