Pagan & Shinto News: Hundreds Of Offerings To Egyptian Goddess Found In 3500-year-old Trash Pile

Pagan & Shinto News: Hundreds Of Offerings To Egyptian Goddess Found In 3500-year-old Trash Pile November 29, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • Hundreds of offerings to ancient Egyptian goddess are found in 3500-year-old trash pile
  • Japan’s first-ever Tarot Card Museum opens in Tokyo
  • UK: Met Police to get training in spotting child abuse linked to ‘witchcraft’ beliefs

Read more below…

Goddess Hathor. State Museum of Egyptian Art, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Pagan News

Japan’s first-ever Tarot Card Museum opens in Tokyo
Japan Today
Run by Nichiyu, the first Japanese company to sell tarot cards in Japan, it’s the first-ever tarot museum in Japan…

Space Pagans and smartphone witches: Where tech meets mysticism
The New York Times
In our always-online lives, the supernatural is having a high-tech moment…

This is why identifying as a ‘witch’ is empowering
The Independent*
Witches fight the patriarchy, capitalism and the destruction of nature, it’s no wonder were seeing more of them in popular culture, writes Diego Rinallo…

UK: Meet the Lincolnshire witch hoping to hold a huge show next year

Lincolnshire Live
A woman who has lived in Lincolnshire all her life and practices witchcraft is hoping to start her own business as a traditional healer…

UK: Modern day burial chamber to host Winter Solstice events
Shropshire Star
An incredible underground chamber will be the setting for an atmospheric winter solstice concert…

Shinto News

What temples and shrines mean to an outsider
The Japan Times
Sacred spots provide spiritual solace whether you follow a faith or not…

Nagoya’s Atsuta Jingu shrine puts its monster-size swords on show
The Asahi Shimbun
Two “magara-tachi” swords famed for their oversized blades are on show: a “taro-tachi” with a 2.22-meter blade, and its sister sword, “jiro-tachi,” which boasts a 1.67-meter blade…

England rugby coach Eddie Jones will stick with ancient Japanese ritual of misogi to boost his side’s Grand Slam bid

Mail Online
England’s triumphant autumn campaign was inspired by an unlikely source — an ancient Japanese ritual…

Explaining Okami’s Shinto roots
Game Rant
Okami was inspired by Japan’s religion of Shintoism, which is a polytheistic religion deeply tied to the nation’s culture, history, and folklore…

Other News

Hundreds of offerings to ancient Egyptian goddess are found in 3500-year-old trash pile
Mail Online
Hundreds of artifacts once used as offerings to the ancient Egyptian goddess of love and fertility have been uncovered in a 3,500-year-old garbage dump in Luxor…

Rare mosaic depicting Homer’s Iliad discovered in UK
Heritage Daily
Archaeologists excavating an elaborate Roman villa complex have uncovered a rare mosaic depicting scenes from Homer’s Iliad…

UK: Ancient Roman statue of Aphrodite heads to auction after 70 years unseen by the public
Greek City Times
An ancient Roman marble statue dubbed the Hamilton Aphrodite will come to auction next month…

Egypt celebrates reopening 3,400-year-old Avenue of the Sphinxes
CNN
Egypt celebrated the reopening of the ancient Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor on Thursday night, a 2.7-kilometer (1.7-mile) road that connects two temple complexes in the area, the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak…

UK: New tests show neolithic pits near Stonehenge were human-made
The Guardian
Ring of hollows has been called the largest prehistoric structure found in Britain, but some were sceptical…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

UK: Met Police to get training in spotting child abuse linked to ‘witchcraft’

BBC
The Met Police will get new training in spotting the signs of child abuse linked to a belief in ‘witchcraft’. The Met highlighted how witchcraft in this context does not refer to the Wicca movement, a pagan religion where people see witchcraft as a force for good…

South Africa: 16-year-old girl accused of ‘witchcraft’ commits suicide
Niyitabiti
16-year-old South African school pupil, Lathitha Nako has committed suicide after being subjected to bullying by classmates calling her a ‘witch’…

UK: New mural remembers East Lothian woman accused of ‘witchcraft’
East Lothian Courier
‘Witch 1 Were You?’ was designed and painted by historian, artist and writer Charles Fletcher…

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