Tuesday 17 July 2012

News: Witches and Pagans in the News

Talk on Historic Witch Trials
A talk on some of the lesser known allegations of witchcraft in Lancashire during the 17th century is to take place at Chorley Library, in Lancashire, on Tuesday, 24 July from 2pm - 3pm. Admission is free. For the location, see the map above. You can read the full story on the Lancashire Telegraph website: http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/chorley/9810790.Talk_in_Chorley_to_shed_light_on_witch_trials/

South African Mob Strangle 'Witch's' Dog
A dog was nearly killed by a crowd in Randburg, South Africa, because it was thought to belong to a “witch”. The dog was rescued and has since recovered. Its injuries suggested that it had been choked. You can read the full story on The Citizen website: http://www.citizen.co.za/citizen/content/en/citizen/local-news?oid=293103&sn=Detail&pid=146826&%E2%80%98Witch%E2%80%99s%E2%80%99-dog-recovering--after---cruel-abuse-

South African Pagans Want Witchcraft Laws Abolished
The South African Pagan Rights Alliance has called for witchcraft suppression legislation in South Africa to be scrapped because it criminalises witches and prevents religious freedom. You can read the full story on The Citizen website: http://www.citizen.co.za/citizen/content/en/citizen/local-news?oid=293409&sn=Detail&pid=146826&Rights-of-witches-%E2%80%98violated%E2%80%99

Archaeologists Discover Temple to Demeter in Sicily
Archaeologists in Italy have discovered what may be among the oldest remains at Selinunte, an ancient Greek archaeological site on the south coast of Sicily, southern Italy. A bone flute and vase fragments dating to 570 BC may indicate that a temple to the Goddess Demeter was originally at the site. You can read the full story on the ENPI website here:http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/italy/2012/07/11/Archaeologists-unearth-temple-Demeter-Sicily_7174433.html

1 comment:

Neopagan Priestess said...

I love the evidence of Demeter's temple - beautiful to imagine. )))oOo(((