Pagan & Shinto News: Woman’s Death From May Day Festival Horse Costume In Cornwall Prompts Call For Tighter Rules

Pagan & Shinto News: Woman’s Death From May Day Festival Horse Costume In Cornwall Prompts Call For Tighter Rules April 10, 2022

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • UK: Woman’s death from May Day horse costume in Cornwall prompts call for tighter rules
  • Italy: Venice exhibition explores Surrealism’s interest in the occult
  • Ireland’s last witch trial brought to life in graphic novel

Read more below…

The Obby Oss May Day Festival at Padstowe, Cornwall. Bryan Ledgard, CC BY 2.0

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UK: Woman’s death from May Day horse costume in Cornwall prompts call for tighter rules

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Coroner says May Day event should be better managed after Laura Smallwood, 34, died in accident involving ‘obby oss’…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

Ireland’s last witch trial brought to life in graphic novel
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