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ChristopherBlackwell Post number 25645 Posted: 21st May 2019     Subject: Columns excavated at Pagan center Lagina in western Turkey
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Columns excavated at Pagan center Lagina in western Turkey

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Excavations resume in Lagina, center of Paganism

Excavations are continuing to restore more than 20 ancient columns at the 3,000-year-old Lagina Sanctuary, dubbed as the center of Paganism, located in western Muğla province's Yatağan district.

The sanctuary holds worldwide significance for being home to the largest temple built in honor of Hecate, the Greek goddess of witchcraft, magic and ghosts.
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He noted that the temple at Lagina is the only one to be depicted peacefully by the Amazon warriors, the mythical warrior women who were the archenemies of the ancient Greeks.

The Lagina Sanctuary is frequented by many local and foreign tourists along with 100,000 Pagans every year, and officials hope these numbers will increase after excavation works are completed.

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Morgana Post number 25649 Posted: 21st May 2019     Subject:
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Hi Christopher,

Yes I know Lagina quite well.

In 2005 PFI Turkey celebrated the Hekatesia in cooperation with the archaelogists there.
At the full moon on September 17 - I think - we performed a ritual for Hekate.
We were told that this was the first time a ritual had been held in the sanctuary for 1700 years,

I have been back a couple of times

Here is an account, 'Tales from Anatolia- Hekatesia 2005' : https://wiccanrede.org/ ... atesia-2005/


(Morgana at Lagina in June 2012)
ChristopherBlackwell Post number 25671 Posted: 31st May 2019     Subject: Thank you fo the extra information
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Morgana,

Thank you for the additional information. Sounds like a fascinating place in so many ways.

Christopher

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