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6 min.
Mar 9 2021
Pagan Studies – New Discipline

For some time now, a debate has been rolling about the status of “pagan studies” as a field of academic research. It’s not that there’s been any doubt about the importance of studying contemporary paganisms; on the contrary, academic as well as mainstream…

Demi Powell
4 min.
Jan 15 2021
Mythology and sex cults

The temple at Hatra in Iraq, destroyed last year, featured a carved figure with an acanthus-leaf beard, a possible prototype of the Green Man. On corbels and ceiling bosses and misericords closer to home, the Green Man appears as either a human tormented …

Demi Powell
4 min.
Nov 3 2017
10 Slavic Spirits And Monsters You've Probably Never Heard Of

Existing alongside Egyptian and Greek paganism, pre-Christian Slavic deities remain among the most mysterious ancient beliefs in history. Passed down for generations before the first written documentation, these creatures of folklore evolved completely ap…

Alonzo Abbott
7 min.
May 3 2018
A look at Paganism in South Africa

Encompassing over 470,000 square miles and boasting close to 1,750 miles of coastline on two oceans, South Africa is the 25th largest nation by area, also 24th largest by population. The expression “Pagan” was unknown there before 1994, at which time the …

Toby Elliott
5 min.
May 5 2018
Druids: the surprisingly modern origins of myths

The new TV series Britannia, that has won plaudits as heralding a new generation of British folk-horror, is obviously not meant to be strictly historic. Instead director Jez Butterworth provides us a graphic re-imagining of Britain on the eve of the Roman…

Annette James
1 min.
Jan 22 2018
Valheim Hof in Denmark, Dedicated to Odin and the Gods

A new temple dedicated to the Norse god Odin and other gods has opened in Denmark.

Is it the first Odin’s temple since the Christianization of Scandinavia, which took place between the 8th and the 12th centuries. The year 1188 AD marks the triumph of Chr…

Jana Crawford
1 min.
Jun 8 2018
How Did Vikings Worship Their Gods?

The Pagan Vikings had a number of gods and goddesses they worshipped. However, unlike other ancient civilizations the Vikings had neither an organized priesthood nor hierarchy of religious leaders. Temples or other religious buildings were also never used…

Elisa Webb
3 min.
Mar 29 2018
Nature Mystics: The Literary Gateway to Modern Paganism

Highly recommended. Nature Mystics: the Literary Gateway to Modern Paganism is a new and refreshing departure in Moon Books’ Pagan Portals series. It introduces readers to some of the literature that many modern Pagans perceive to have influenced the cult…

Bernice Williams
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