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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witte_Wieven

 

Whilst looking a voudoun lwa I came across this the witte wieven or white wives (wieven is a dielect for wijven- wives a sort of slang but nice term for 'women') a especially caught my eye ( i lived in the Netherlands for many years )

for some reason the link for the actual white women page wont work when i post it here but there is a link on the witte wieven page

 

and here is a very good piece gives a whole new meaning to white witch http://www.geocities.com/reginheim/wittewieven.html

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I just absolutely LOVE the links you guys post in here, most of this stuff is stuff I wouldn't have thought to look up in a million years or even know where to look. Very interesting read.

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Thats strange , there's a lot of dorset/somerset ghost stories about women in white /white women . I wonder if there's any link because they often seem to be around roads/hills.

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Thats strange , there's a lot of dorset/somerset ghost stories about women in white /white women . I wonder if there's any link because they often seem to be around roads/hills.

 

Are you anywhere near Dorset? I have a relative who lives there... ???

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Isn't it ridiculous how legends can be bastardized and turned around to suit peoples' purposes? No, wait, isn't that done every day?

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hehehe Michele , were you having a :confused: moment . Yep , I'm in Dorset though bear in mind it's a biggish place. It would take you a good two hours to drive across it if you didn't have traffic..

:lolol: I know thats probably titchy to you guys.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witte_Wieven

 

Whilst looking a voudoun lwa I came across this the witte wieven or white wives (wieven is a dielect for wijven- wives a sort of slang but nice term for 'women') a especially caught my eye ( i lived in the Netherlands for many years )

for some reason the link for the actual white women page wont work when i post it here but there is a link on the witte wieven page

 

and here is a very good piece gives a whole new meaning to white witch http://www.geocities.com/reginheim/wittewieven.html

 

This is a great link!!!!!

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Guest Rebie

Wow, that was a great link. thank you. I found it very interesting.

Rebie

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Which parts, jan? You mean the "mean ol Christians" bit?

 

 

Hey, I found more on this, just googling on Witte Wieven

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witte_Wieven

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Witte-wieven

http://www.powerset.com/explore/go/Witte-Wieven

 

Well, basically, Yea. Don't be mistaken, I have known a few Christians that were Non-evangelistic and basically followed a kind and loving path. Those are the ones I admired. But, basically, I have problems with the ones who did and do the kinds of things mentioned in these links.

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hi,

i am from germany- my grandmother tell me strories about the white women,

when i was a child.

we lived near the woods, it was misty over the woods and the madows in the mornings and on some evenings (and after rain).

my grandmother told me, that the mist are the white women, who dance over the woods and the madows.

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hi,

i am from germany- my grandmother tell me strories about the white women,

when i was a child.

we lived near the woods, it was misty over the woods and the madows in the mornings and on some evenings (and after rain).

my grandmother told me, that the mist are the white women, who dance over the woods and the madows.

 

Did the stories make you scared when you were a child?

Rebie

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Excellent Link!!!

 

What I find truly amazing when I read things like this is the fact that most Christian people will NEVER read these things and have absolutely NO idea regarding how their religion came to be, the cultures it's destroyed, all in the name of ruling the world. :cuckoo:

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Did the stories make you scared when you were a child?

Rebie

 

no, i was very attracted to these white women, and i dreamed often as child about them, in my dreams i was dancing with them threw the forests and over lakes and rivers.

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That wittewievenkuil (wise women's pit) in Barchem mentioned in the wikipedia article is an awesome place, It's in the east of my country, there's a picture of it on this website: http://barchem.straatinfo.nl/fotos/witte-wieven-kuil_763659/

 

Me and the heathen group I participate in use the wittewievenkuil as the site for one of our midwinter rituals, we raise a horn of mead and drink to the witte wieven, the ancestors, the spirits of the place, etc. and we toast and make wishes. We do offerings which we bury in a hole we dig in the soil of the pit. It's awesome to get there because first we have to climb the hill, and then we have to descend into the pit to reach the location.

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So last night I took my tea, made an offering to Njorun and was hoping to get some other information but white women was all I dreamed about all night. The topic has come up in the Urglaawe facebook group with Holda being thought to be one. They tend to look at them like a whole group of goddess who work at helping the regions they are in. Nerthus and Holda were specifically mentioned in my dreams last night. So I search here come up with the topic. Just looking for fresh input. My mask for Holda is white with light blue accents and I have white and grey horse hair on it. I have to retool it so I think it's time I just get it done. 

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