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Pagan Musings
We're of the old religion, sired of Time, and born of our beloved Earth Mother. For too long the people have trodden a stony path that goes only onward beneath a sky that goes only upwards. The Horned God plays in a lonely glade for the people are scattered...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
King Pentheus and his fateful encounter with the god Dionysus
The story of king Pentheus and his fateful encounter with the god Dionysus is both horrifying and carries a certain warning. There arrived one day in Thebes a dancing god of great beauty and magnetism. So strong was his pull that all the women in that town...
Deities & Heros >> Greek
Astrology >> Pisces
Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: Middle Kingdom
First Intermediate - Middle Kingdom (ca 2181 -1786 bc.) The powers that built the solar temples of the 5th dynasty and the pyramids of the 6th dynasty weakened towards the end of the Old Kingdom, perhaps as a result of eroding economics, leaving the King less...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
Mid Summer Sabbat Ritual
This Sabbat celebrates the Goddess. She is now with child, as is nature with the bounty of the coming harvest. This is a time when energies abound, & is a good time for magick/purification rites. The altar can be decorated with summer herbs, greenery, &...
Holidays >> Mid Summer

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Hard time for family performing funeral rites
But they had to wait outside the hall with the body for more than an hour before the person in charge turned up to unlock it.
Quebec seeks to protect 'dignity' in age of unconventional funeral rites and
A bill before the National Assembly is seeking to modernize rules around funeral operations, adapting from an age of church services and cemetery burials to one of unconventional rites and scattered ashes. But debate over the proposed legislation has ...
Turtles May Have Been Feasted On as Part of Funeral Rites at Ancient Turkey Site
During excavations at Kavuşan Höyük, six miles (9.7km) from the modern town of Bismil in Turkey, archaeologists discovered a mysterious burial. Apart from human remains, the grave includes several previously slaughtered and butchered turtles.
Catholics could be denied last rites, funerals if they undergo doctor-assisted
Catholics who consider undergoing doctor-assisted suicide must realize the act is a “morally great evil” and could mean they will be denied last rites, says a leading Canadian bishop.
At Scalia's Funeral Mass, Son Leads The Ceremony
Sounds from the funeral rites for Justice Antonin Scalia today. The mass for Antonin Scalia continues at this hour at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

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