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Church of the Guanche People

Church of the Guanche People
The church's official symbol is a stylised version of the Tanit glyph
Formation 2001
Headquarters San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain).
Website Church of the Guanche People

The Church of the Guanche People (in pagan religion of the Guanche people. In 2008 the Church had approximately 300 members.[1]

It was founded by a group of Canarian devotees of the goddess Chaxiraxi. The Church of the Guanche People performed baptisms and weddings according to what they know of Guanche custom. On 2002, a wedding held in accordance with purported Guanche rites took place on the island of Tenerife — a practice not observed for several centuries since the Spanish domination of the archipelago.

The Church of the Guanche People is similar to other neo-pagan movements such as Kemetism, Hellenism and Germanic Heathenism.

References

  1. ^ Martin, Veronica (2008). 5% of Canarians profess a minority religion (Un 5% de canarios profesa una religión minoritaria), La Opinión de Tenerife newspaper, 3 October.

External links

  • Church of the Guanche People. Official Website.
  • Iglesia del Pueblo Guanche.
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