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Pagan & Shinto News: One Of The World’s Largest Displays Of Greek-Roman Statues Opens

Pagan & Shinto News: One Of The World’s Largest Displays Of Greek-Roman Statues Opens 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

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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 all legal restrictions are due to be lifted in England…

UK: Summer solstice visitors told to stay away from Avebury
Gazette & Herald
Revellers have been urged to stay away from Avebury during the summer solstice this year…

Summer solstice 2021: everything you need to know about the longest day of the year
The Telegraph*
The astronomical summer season begins on June 21, the same day that coronavirus restrictions could finally be eased in England…

Pagan politics are not as uniform (or liberal) as you think

The Washington Post*
In one of the few profiles of this understudied religious population, Kathleen Marchetti, an associate professor of political science at Dickinson College, discovered that pagans’ politics are not as predictable as all that…

UK: Emmerdale actress Samantha Giles uses witchcraft to dispel ‘evil’ poltergeist from co-star’s home
LeedsLive
The Emmerdale actress, who is soon set to make a comeback, practices witchcraft in her own time and was called to rid the spirit from Nicola Wheeler’s property…

Shinto News

The myths and mystique of Japan’s national parks
National Geographic
Folktales and deities abound on the peaks and in the forests and marshes of Kirishima-Kinkowan and Nikko…

Thatch: humble yet elegant roofing material in search of a new lease of life

Japan Today
The most important Shinto shrine in Japan, the Grand Shrine of Ise 伊勢神宮 in Mie prefecture, has a thatched roof…

Other News

Torlonia Marbles: One of the world’s largest displays of Greek-Roman statues opens
Greek Reporter
One of the world’s largest collections of Greek and Roman statues, the Torlonia marbles is now open in Rome, Italy for the public to see…

Egyptian archaeologists accidentally discover 250 ancient, rock-cut tombs
Smithsonian Magazine
Some of the burials found at the Al-Hamidiyah necropolis date back 4,200 years…

Indonesia: Climate change destroying world’s oldest animal painting
BBC
Indonesian rock art is decaying at an alarming rate due to the effects of climate change, researchers said. This includes a picture of a wild pig drawn 45,500 years ago on the island of Sulawesi – said to be the world’s oldest animal cave painting…

UK: Raven chick at Tower of London named after Celtic goddess after public poll
iNews
The young bird will now be known as Branwen after the public were asked to chose from five names including Florence and Brontë…

US: In Joliet, an Aztec goddess watches over new mural at Spanish Community Center
Chicago Sun Times
Standing about 30 feet high, a female figure holding bushels of multicolored corn and a headdress of sun rays now watches over Joliet’s Spanish Community Center, 309 N. Eastern Ave…

UK: Orkney is a prehistoric phenomenon, where Neolithic remains continue to surface
iNews
With more Neolithic remains revealed earlier this year, as well as Viking graffiti and a stone circle older than Stonehenge, the Orkney islands are a prehistoric wonder…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

Zimbabwe: Man axes parents over ‘witchcraft’
Bulawayo 24
A man from Filabusi in Matabeleland South province ran amok and axed his parents after accusing them of ‘witchcraft’…

India: Villagers in Assam beat man to death on suspicion of ‘witchcraft’
The Sentinel
A 50-year-old man named Biren Boro was brutally killed on suspicion of being a witch on Monday in Kumarikata Angarakata Bwiriguri village…

Kenya: Agony of Kilifi elders murdered for ‘witchcraft’ in land grab
The Star
Rescue centre opened to save elders at risk of being murdered by relatives, on allegations of ‘witchcraft’, to grab their land…

Nigerian community banishes man for 20 years over alleged ‘witchcraft’
Sahara Reporters
A community in Obohia Amuda Isuochi in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State has banished a man identified as Obioma Ubani for 20 years…

A memorial for Scotland’s witch trials
Bella Caledonia
The witch has become a paradoxical symbol of female power, and of female oppression…

 


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