heritage witchcraft

“The town of Vardø, known as ‘the witch capital of Norway,’ has built a monument dedicated to the memory of the men and women who were burnt or tortured to death, accused of sorcery.

Four hundred years ago, Vardø embarked on a crusade to rid itself of witchcraft. For more than a century—between 1593 and 1692—there were more than 140 witch trials in the small village. At least 91 people, both men and women, were found guilty of sorcery and burned at the stake or tortured to death.The number may not be as large as elsewhere in Europe, but in northern Norway’s sparsely populated landscape it touched a disproportionately large chunk of the population.

In 2011, these victims were granted official recognition. The Steilneset Memorial was unveiled by Norway’s queen on the same spot thought to be the execution site of the 91 so-called witches.”

See also : the Steilneset Memorial by Peter Zumthor & Louise Bourgeois : http://architectureau.com/articles/witchcraft-memorial-vardo-norway/ 

Thank You

I never knew Tumblr had such a large community of witches, particularly those that do not identify as Pagan or Wiccan. I have found so many interesting bloggers simply because I decided to post another part of my life, and rather large part at that, on a whim. Thank you to everyone who liked or reblogged one of my witchcraft related posts. I will thoroughly enjoy reading and scrolling through your blogs.