A Candomble priest martyred for Jesus

So i have heard from one of my Brazilian colleagues that a Candomble priest, who refused to desecrate his shrines has been murdered by Christians. Álisson (pictured below) stood fast in devotion to the Orixa and was butchered in the name of Jesus. We should remember his example when we face our own challenges in life, and to living as devout polytheists. This man was willing to die for devotion to his Powers. We should approach our own spiritual obstacles with that kind of courage and fortitude rather than fence-sitting with respect to our Gods. We should also remember this glimpse of the true face of monotheism. 

Alisson candomble martyr

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Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on September 19, 2017, in African Traditional Religions, community, Community Notes, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. And in such times as these we may be confronted with very difficult choices.

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  2. May the priest Alisson be welcomed by the Orixa and his Ancestors. May Alisson be well, happy, and at peace. And may we never forget him and his courage and sacrifice.

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  3. Reverend Donna M. Swindells

    What an example of strength & courage! May we stand fast for our Deities & beliefs also.

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  4. May his brethren be inspired by his courage.

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  5. May he be at rest and may others be inspired by his courage indeed. Events like this is why I encourage polytheists and pagans (I don’t know of anyone who practices Candomble locally) to learn how to defend themselves and with something that is actually bloody minded enough to stop attackers. I expect more and more minority religions will see things like this occurring in the near future.

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  6. I’m inspired. I’ll burn a black candle in his honor.

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