Church of the Guanche People

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Church of the Guanche People
Tanit-Symbol.svg
The church's official symbol is a stylised version of the Tanit glyph
Formation 2001
Headquarters San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain).
Website Church of the Guanche People

The Church of the Guanche People (in Spanish "Iglesia del Pueblo Guanche") is a modern pagan religion representing Canarian Neopaganism, founded in 2001 in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain). According to its followers, the mission of this organization is to rescue and spread the pagan religion of the Guanche people. In 2008 the Church had approximately 300 members.[1]

It was founded by a group of Canarian devotees of the goddess Chaxiraxi. The Church of the Guanche People performed baptisms and weddings according to what they know of Guanche custom. On 2002, a wedding held in accordance with purported Guanche rites took place on the island of Tenerife — a practice not observed for several centuries since the Spanish domination of the archipelago.

The Church of the Guanche People is similar to other neo-pagan movements such as Kemetism, Hellenism and Germanic Heathenism.

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  1. ^ Martin, Veronica (2008). 5% of Canarians profess a minority religion (Un 5% de canarios profesa una religión minoritaria), La Opinión de Tenerife newspaper, 3 October.

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