Before I begin the list of those who were killed last month let me explain that I always print the high - profile cases because they had the biggest emotional impact and represent the horror of these deplorable acts best in my opinion. My ritual, however, is for ALL those innocent victims who die in senseless acts of violence. No victim is honored more than another, but are treated equally for their misfortune. May the Gods and Goddesses watch over them all for eternity, and may they find in the next life what was taken from them in this one !
Sarai Sierra : A 33 year old New York City woman who was visiting Istanbul, Turkey as part of a photographic vacation. She was reported missing when she did not board her flight home. After an extensive search her body was found behind the remnants of a wall that made up the ancient part of the city. It was determined that she was killed by a blow to the head. She leaves behind a husband and two young children. May Frigga watch over the children during their period of grief.
Genelle Renee Conway Allen : A 13 year old little girl whose dead body was found naked in Allan Witt Park in Northern California. She was last seen alive while waiting for her school bus. So sad. SO SAD !
Kepari Leniata : A 20 year old woman killed in Papua New Guinea for being a witch and using sorcery. May the Gods watch over our Pagan sister, and see her safely into the next life. No one should have to die because of their beliefs !
Another month, another list of victims ! I do want to point out something that should be obvious, but is sometimes dehumanized in print. These are / were real people ! With real lives ! They had wives, children, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. They had friends and acquaintances. They knew joy, and hope. And it was all taken from them for NO GOOD REASON ! That is why they call it senseless acts of violence my friends. Let us mourn these unfortunate individuals, and remember that we must do all we can to protect those who cannot protect themselves. It is their right, and our duty !
Go with Odin' s wisdom, Freyja' s love, and Thor' s protection !