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Pagan & Shinto News: Sámi People Ask Danish Queen To Return Sacred Witchcraft Trial Drum

Pagan & Shinto News: Sámi People Ask Danish Queen To Return Sacred Witchcraft Trial Drum October 18, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • Norway: Sámi people ask Danish queen to return sacred witchcraft trial drum
  • UK: Oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault
  • Japan: Kishida sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine as Suga visits

Read more below…

 Sami ritual drum, Paul Hudson from United Kingdom, CC BY 2.0

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Pagan News

Inside America’s last whites-only ‘church’
The Guardian
In rural Minnesota, a fringe Heathen group known as the Asatru Folk Assembly has purchased a local church – and membership is strictly whites-only…

Shinto News

Kishida sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine as Suga visits
The Japan Times*
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni, a Shinto shrine in Tokyo viewed as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism by its Asian neighbors…

Other News

UK: Oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault
The Guardian
A 3,500-year-old image tablet of a ‘miserable male ghost’ gives up its secret…

Nebra Sky Disc: British Museum to display world’s ‘oldest map of stars’
BBC
An ancient object thought to be the world’s oldest map of the stars is to go on display at the British Museum…

UK: Man arrested on suspicion of damaging Stonehenge
BBC
The 30-year-old was arrested in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on suspicion of four offences, including illegally using a metal detector on the protected site and possessing explosives without a permit…

Netflix and Unesco search for African film-makers to ‘reimagine’ folktales
The Guardian
Passed down through the generations, whispered at bedtimes and raucously retold by elders, folktales have long been a mainstay of African cultural heritage…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

Norway: Sámi people ask Danish queen to return sacred witchcraft trial drum

The Guardian
Norway’s Sámi people are asking for a sacred drum confiscated by Denmark after a witchcraft trial in 1691 to be returned to them permanently, and they have asked the Danish queen for help…

Witches of Scotland
The Times*
If you know where to look on the bay at Torryburn in Fife, you’ll see a quarter-tonne slab of sandstone used to secure the box containing the body of Lilias Adie, a woman accused of being a witch in 1704…

 


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