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Sorginak Basque witches

Postby AmnesiaReminisced » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:30 am

I recently acquired a vessel related to them, and for the past two nights, with my physical eyes I can see little green "lights" or orbs in corners and around doors in the dark. And I (think I) know it's them.

So I am doing research and hoping some of the more seasoned members here can contribute to it with their own knowledge that cannot be found in open source materials. :thumbup:

Here is a page of information on the Sorginak and their origins in original language:
http://www.salvatierra-agurain.es/bruja ... k_iv_.html
Here is it translated. Ugh, I hate these automatic translators, but you can still get the gist of it:
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... k_iv_.html

They gave praise to the Basque goddess Mari : http://www.creepyhollows.com/faq/index. ... light=mari

:mermaid: from http://bertan.gipuzkoakultura.net/es/5/ing/5.php:
"THE BELIEFS
The world of Basque seaman is not as rich in myths and beliefs as it is inland. Traditional Basque seafaring mythology has almost always been similar to that of other seafaring areas, and Basque corsairs have always believed in the same as the other people of the sea along our coasts. Throughout the Basque Country, there has always been a strong tradition of witches, the ingenious world of sorcery which has little in common with satanism. These beliefs were deeply rooted, not only in the rural and interior Basque Country, but also on the coast.
Zarauz and Getaria...are towns with a deep tradition of "sorginak" (witches), whose traditions, legends and histories were intimately related to everyday life and to the very core of seafaring society. It was often a world half-hidden by fear and the error that these "sorginak", "laminak" or "gaizkinak" (other kinds of witches) inspired. "Direnik, ez da sinistu bear; ez direla ez da esan bear" (Don’t believe in them, but don’t say they don’t exist). The coastal fishermen never mentioned witches, and if women spoke about them while they were fishing, they never caught anything. According to this tradition, witches appeared chasing fishermen and sailors, in the form of waves. In Donibane Lohitzun (Saint Jean de Luz), the "wiches boasted of having flown (from their own village) to Newfoundland; they would climb to the top of the ship’s mast and put a curse on sailers and fishermen by sprinkling their bedeviled powder on them". They would also stir up stormy weather, proof of which was the sinking of the "Marticot" from Ciboure. This is what they declared to the French judge Pierre de Lancre in the process which he opened against them."
Information gleaned from wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorginak
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anboto

the Sorginak info is the same as above but there is other information on lamia and the legends of the land, immortals, and landscape here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/19235950/Basque-Mythology

Basque country beautiful landscape: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12090378@N05/2989679336

famous for their abilities to shape-shift, here is a different take on them viewed as shaman versus witches from a sales ad i found online today indicating their healing energies:
http://www.cosmicgoddessempowerments.co ... ow/3024591

i have always felt connected to the clouds and to wind, and love the energy of storms right before they arrive...it's funny that mari and the sorginak are connected to hail and storms. also this week down here we just got some crazy hail-filled storms. although none of the hail hit our neighborhood.

Mari, goddess of thunder and wind: http://mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?2 ... f-the-Week :immortal:

the akelarre, (word meaning, land, and goat), meeting place for the Sorginak and their ritual on fridays: http://www.ask.com/wiki/Akelarre_%28witchcraft%29
it is said those present would conjure storms and chant, Ez geala, ba geala. Hama lau mila lemen geala, meaning, we aren't, we are indeed, fourteen thousand here we are. they worshipped Mari and Sugaar, who would manifest to them as red shooting flames and a huge dragon. while chanting they would lose their human form and change into various types of animals.

a summary and timeline of their persecution: http://www.witchcraftandwitches.com/trials_basque.html
http://courses.washington.edu/hsteu205/ ... trials.htm :crying:

fascinating, the Basque pantheon is not one i really looked at until now.

Cheerz and happy reading, :)


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Re: Sorginak Basque witches

Postby AmnesiaReminisced » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:25 am

B-U-M-P :)


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