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Sacred Pear Trees and Pagan Rites

When the call of the wild must be answered

Photo by Sonny Mauricio on Unsplash

To the North of the Silk Road, between the Black Sea on the west and the Caspian Sea on the east, lies a barbaric and mountainous land held by pagans called the Vainakh. Merchants who travelled nearby told stories of the strange rituals of these lands: ancestor worship and tree veneration, among other foul heathen practices.

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Danielle Loewen

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