The Federation of Damanhur is a spiritual community/commune located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 50 km (30 miles) north of the city of Turin. It was founded in 1975 by Oberto Airaudi, who took the name for his community from an ancient Egyptian city and site of a temple to the god Horus.
The group follows a mix of New Age and neopagan beliefs. In 1978, they began excavating an extensive underground temple complex, the Temples of Humankind. The temple was started in secret, and when its existence was announced in 1992, the Italian government ordered it destroyed. That order, however, was later rescinded.
Game and Story Use
- Adventure Seed: Lost Hippies of the Catacombs
- Harmless flakes or sinister cult? You be the judge.
- Harmless? They've built their own dungeon complex! Who knows how many Beholders they might have down there!