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The Witch and The Would-Be King

This is the stuff of legends…

 

The King Stone at Rollright Stones in Warwickshire, England (Poliphilo/Wikimedia Commons)

The King Stone at Rollright Stones in Warwickshire, England (Poliphilo/Wikimedia Commons)

 

Skeleton of a High Status Spiritual Woman Unearthed Near Rollright Stones in England

(Mark Miller, Ancient Origins)

 

“Legend has it that centuries ago a witch turned a would-be king of England and his men and knights to stone, which still stand and are among the Rollright Stones circle at Warwickshire. Now a new legend has cropped up: A 7th century AD skeleton recently unearthed at the site is being called the witch who turned the ambitious men to stone.

 

The woman stood between 4 feet 11 inches and 5 feet tall (about 152 cm) and was buried with a Roman patera or bronze vessel possibly used to cook offerings to the gods, a large amber bead and an amethyst set in silver. The patera is only the fifth found in England. She also had with her a large spindle whorl, which, with the patera, ITV.com says, indicates that “Rita,” the Saxon pagan Rollright Witch, as she is being called, was a spiritual woman of high status…”

 

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Croatoan: New Evidence for Roanoke

It’s a question that has sparked our imagination for ages: What happened to these people? The mystery continues to unfold…

 

We Finally Have Clues to How America’s Lost Colony Vanished
Artifacts suggest some members of ill-fated English settlement survived and assimilated with Native Americans.

 

By Andrew Lawler, National Geographic

 

“The search began when an anxious Englishman named John White waded ashore on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island 425 years ago this month. Appointed governor of the fledgling Roanoke colony by Sir Walter Raleigh, White was returning from England with desperately needed supplies.

 

But when he stepped ashore on August 18, 1590, he found the settlement looted and abandoned. The vanished colonists had left behind only two clues to their whereabouts: the word “Croatoan” carved on a prominent post and “Cro” etched into a tree.

 

Ever since, explorers, historians, archaeologists, and enthusiasts have sought to discover the fate of the 115 men, women, and children who were part of England’s first attempt to settle the New World. Efforts to solve America’s longest running historical mystery, dubbed the Lost Colony, produced dozens of theories but no clear answers.

 

Now two independent teams say they have archaeological remains that suggest at least some of the abandoned colonists may have survived, possibly splitting into two camps that made their homes with Native Americans…”

 

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The Modern Witches of Poland

Enchanting indeed!

 

“Majak’s portraits capture the contemporary faces of the occult, be they whisperers, healers, enchantresses, artists, feminists or simply women devoted to personal and spiritual growth. Pretty magical, don’t you think?…”

 

Enchanting Photos Capture The Modern-Day Witches And Healers Of Poland
The Huffington Post | By Priscilla Frank

 

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Click here for the full gallery from HuffPost.

 

 

 

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