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Pagan is the name of: Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning a country dweller or civilian) is a blanket term which has come to connote a broad set of spiritual or religious beliefs and practices of natural or polytheistic religions, as opposed to the Abrahamic monotheistic religions. ... Neopaganism or Neo-Paganism [1] is any of a heterogeneous group of new religious movements, particularly those influenced by ancient, primarily pre-Christian and sometimes pre-Judaic religions. ... Temples in Pagan. ... Pagan was originally released in 2004 by Celtic metal band Cruachan. ... Pagan Island is an island of the Northern Mariana Islands chain, located at 18. ... Pagan Lorn was a well-known metal band in Luxembourg from 1994 - 1998. ... Pagans Mind is a power metal/progressive metal band from Norway. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Ultima VIII: Pagan (1994) is the eighth part of the computer role-playing game series Ultima. ...

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Meanings of the terms Pagan and Paganism (2746 words)
Paganism is occasionally used to refer to animistic, spirits-and-essences filled belief systems.
A rare use of "Pagan" is to describe a person who does not follow an main Abrahamic religion.
One condemned Christmas' practices as "merely variations of the ceremonies invented by the corrupt pagans of yesterday." It refers to the Christian concept of the Trinity as deriving from "Pagan Babylon." "The religion of pagan Babylon did not disappear...it was passed on down, to 'Mystery Babylon,'...[the] mother of abominations of the earth.
Paganism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2007 words)
Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning "a country dweller" or "civilian") is a blanket term which has come to connote a broad set of spiritual or religious beliefs and practices of natural or polytheistic religions, as opposed to the Abrahamic monotheistic religions.
The term pagan is from Latin paganus, an adjective originally meaning "rural", "rustic" or "of the country." As a noun, paganus was used to mean "country dweller, villager." In colloquial use, it would mean much the same as calling someone a 'bumkin' or a 'hillbilly'.
Both "pagan" and "heathen" have historically been used as a pejorative by adherents of monotheistic religions (such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam) to indicate a disbeliever in their religion.
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