Pagan & Shinto News: Secret Tunnel In Turkey Reveals Procession Of Ancient Gods

Pagan & Shinto News: Secret Tunnel In Turkey Reveals Procession Of Ancient Gods May 15, 2022

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • Turkey: Secret tunnel reveals procession of ancient gods
  • Ancient cemetery for infants discovered on Greek island
  • Turkey: Temple of Zeus Lepsynos regains former glory with splendid columns

Read more below…

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Commemorative basalt stela depicts the Assyrian king Esarhaddon worshiping gods and symbols of gods. Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg), CC BY-SA 4.0

Pagan News

In the shadow of a Cornish castle, a vegetarian feast for Beltane
The New York Times
The couple behind the British interiors brand House of Hackney had a group of similarly sustainably-minded friends over to mark the ancient Celtic festival…

Summer solstice 2022: When is it, what are the traditions and is midsummer the same?
The Telegraph*
The event marks the longest day of the year and the beginning of the astronomical summer…

Shinto News

New priests 2022
Mimusubi
This year, 72 new priests graduated from Kōgakkan University (in Isë), ten fewer than last year, and 149 graduated from Kokugakuin University (in Tokyo), nine fewer than last year…

This Tokyo Shinto shrine has good luck charms to help you win idol tickets

SoraNews24
The historical reason this shrine in the heart of the city is becoming a must-visit for idol fans…

US: Heart Mountain to hold its first Children’s Day Festival
Wyoming Public Media
The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is hosting its first Children’s Day Festival on Saturday, May 14…

Other News

Turkey: Secret tunnel reveals procession of ancient gods
National Geographic
Archaeologists have discovered rare ancient carvings of Assyrian gods in an underground complex in southeastern Turkey—an unprecedented find that may point to the use of “soft politics” in a frontier region of the world’s most powerful empire almost 3,000 years ago…

Ancient cemetery for infants discovered on Greek island
Greek Reporter
The study of the largest ancient cemetery for infants found on Astypalea island in Greece continues, shedding light on the worship of the goddess of childbirth and the Earth mother…

Turkey: Temple of Zeus Lepsynos regains former glory with splendid columns
Daily Sabah
The temple dedicated to the Greek god Zeus in southwestern Turkey’s ancient city of Euromos has been recovering its authentic splendor with the resurrection of its columns with original materials and architectural methods…

UK: Experts uncover series of Stonehenge mystery monuments that could reveal secrets of the past
The Independent*
Archaeologists investigating Stonehenge’s ancient prehistoric landscape have discovered a series of previously unknown mystery monuments…

UK: Graffiti carved on ancient Machrie Moor standing stones
BBC
Graffiti carved on ancient standing stones on the island of Arran is a heritage crime, Historic Environment Scotland has said…

Young director made guardian of Italy’s temples of Paestum

The Guardian
The Greek archaeological sites in Campania are now overseen by Tiziana D’Angelo, 38, one of the few women in such a senior role…

‘Moon Knight’: Every Egyptian god mentioned and their place in mythology
Collider
This handy guide will help you navigate the mythology of Ancient Egypt…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

India: Assam woman killed, hanged from tree over ‘witchcraft’ fears
NDTV
A 45-year-old Adivasi woman was killed by a mob who suspected her of ‘practicing witchcraft’ in Assam…

Nigeria: Man kills girl in Kwara over ‘witchcraft’ allegation
Daily Trust
A man, Umoru Jidah, has been arraigned for killing a girl, Khadijat Issa, over suspicion of her ‘possessing witchcraft’ at Gwanara area of Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State…

Namibia: Fear of ‘witches’ is tearing communities apart

Informante
Independent churches are mushrooming and the number of traditional healers is increasing in the northern regions, and so is the  fear of ‘witchcraft’ becoming more prevalent…

Belgium: Ghent wants to rehabilitate women who were executed as witches
The Mayor
The City of Ghent, in Belgium, is looking into ways authorities can rehabilitate women that were accused of being witches in the 16th and 17th centuries…


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