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Germanic paganism

Germanic paganism
Germanic paganism refers to the theology and religious practices of the Germanic peoples from the Iron Age until their Christianization during the Medieval period. It has been described as being "a system of interlocking and closely interrelated religious worldviews and practices rather than as one indivisible religion" and as such consisted of "individual worshippers, family traditions and regional cults within a broadly consistent framework".[1] Germanic paganism took various forms in different areas of the Germanic world. The best documented version was that of 10th and 11th century Norse religion, although other information can be found from Anglo-Saxon and Continental Germanic sources. Germanic paganism was polytheistic, with similarities to other Indo-European religions. History[edit] Pre-Migration Period[edit] Caesar[edit] The earliest forms of the Germanic religion can only be speculated on based on archaeological evidence and comparative religion. Tacitus[edit] Viking age[edit]

Is the doctrine of the Trinity pagan? Zeus, Hera and Athena This is another commonly cited 'pagan trinity.' As with most, it's a random assemblage of three gods. This is a 'blended' family; Zeus and Hera are husband and wife, but Athena is not Hera's daughter. The history of this family is dysfunctional in the extreme, featuring cannibalism and incest: "Later, Kronos forced himself upon Rheia, And she gave birth to a splendid brood: Hestia and Demeter and gold-sandalled Hera, Strong, pitiless Hades, the underworld lord, The booming Earth-shaker, Poseidon, and finally Zeus, a wise god, our Father in heaven Under whose thunder the wide world trembles." Rheia craftily substituted a stone for infant Zeus, a substitution which Kronos failed to notice: "She came first to Lykos, travelling quickly by night, And took the baby in her hands and hid him in a cave, An eerie hollow in the woods of dark Mount Aigaion. Athena continues the family tradition of abnormal births, springing fully formed from Zeus' forehead, clad in battle armor:

Ancient paganism and the dangers of compromise Search and find articles and topics quickly and accurately! See different advanced ways to search for articles on this site. The following article was sent to me by my two dear friends Rami Abdallah and Qais Ali; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with them. This article originally come from Brother Al-Kadhi's work; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him. Ancient paganism and the dangers of compromise: This section will discuss the Dangers of Compromise. In this section, we shall demonstrate that most of the practices of today's "Christianity" as well as most of its beliefs were only introduced into the religion as a regrettable outcome of an excessive undue willingness to compromise with the surrounding pagans in order to attain their support and conversion. The expanse of land between the river Nile and the river Euphrates was home to the Jews for centuries before the coming of Jesus . Let us start with the very symbol of Christianity itself, the "cross." The Cross: Christmas:

Witches fear being driven out of town following 'hostility from Christians' By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 10:51 GMT, 3 July 2011 It sounds like a horror story straight from medieval times. Two witches descend on an ancient market town - only to be targeted by terrified Christians calling for them to be burned at the stake. But for father-of-one Albion and his partner Raven, 39, this is no historical event - it is a modern nightmare. Hostility: Witches Albion and Raven claim to have been subject to a hate campaign The Pagan couple opened their shop The Whispering Witch in the quaint town of Alcester, Warwickshire, around 15 months ago and claim to have been subjected to a hate campaign ever since. 'People shout 'burn the witches' as they go past and we've had others urinating up the window,' said Albion, 51. 'I found a pile of wood stacked in front of the door one morning. 'We've also had letters quoting extracts from the Bible telling us not to 'promote the work of darkness' in 'their town'. 'I can only assume this is the work of Christians.

Guido von List Austrian writer Born to a wealthy middle-class family in Vienna, List claimed that he abandoned his family's Roman Catholic faith in childhood, instead devoting himself to the pre-Christian god Wotan. Spending much time in the Austrian countryside, he engaged in rowing, hiking, and sketching the landscape. During an 11-month period of blindness in 1902, List became increasingly interested in occultism, in particular coming under the influence of the Theosophical Society, resulting in an expansion of his Wotanic beliefs to incorporate Runology and the Armanen Futharkh. Biography[edit] Early life: 1848–77[edit] Guido Karl Anton List was born on 5 October 1848 in Vienna, then part of the Austrian Empire. Heidentor, the Pagan Gate at Carnuntum where List buried wine bottles in 1875 Accounts suggest that List had a happy childhood. Although List wanted to become an artist and scholar, he reluctantly agreed to his father's insistence that he enter the family's leather goods business. [edit]