Pagan Pride

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  1. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Hence Pagan Pride - reclaiming the name Pagan.

    I sacrifice a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew to honour Loki every 1st of April.
     
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    eburacum Papo-furado

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    There is some debate about the origin of the term 'pagan'. According to Ronald Hutton in his recent book Pagan Britain, Christian writers started using the term in about the 4th century when Rome adopted Christianity. The word seems to be related to the term 'pagus', which means countryside, village, or locality; the idea a few years ago was that the term referred to local faiths held by simple countryfolk.

    But by the 4th century it appears that the use of 'pagus' had changed; it seems to have been used by the army of that time to refer to 'civilians' in general, so 'pagan' might mean civilian, that is to say 'not in the army of Christ'.

    Recently opinion has changed again, and now it seems 'pagan' was a term for 'provincial' by the time this usage emerged, so it probably means 'provincial faiths'; nothing really to be ashamed of.
     
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  3. hunck

    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    One of the oldest pagan festivals in Europe

    Masks & costumes aplenty.

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    FrKadash Justified & Ancient

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    Imbolc, Feb 2 (1972) by Ithell Colquhoun, from Grimoire of the Entangled Thicket - ''Part of a series of 22 poems - the thirteen months and the nine yearly festivals; in some the Tree Month speaks as an oracle, in others it is invoked. Also contains some artwork based on décalcomania, evoking the spirit of various trees.''

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    Happy Imbolc!

    Druids and Celtic gods paraded through the streets of a northern English village as locals gathered to watch a ritual battle between winter and spring unfold in an ancient ritual with roots dating back to pre-Roman times.



    The Imbolc fire festival is one of four major holidays in paganism that fall between seasonal solstices. It marks a return of light and the end of winter.

    The festival features a clash between two giant figures — an icy Jack Frost and a leaf-covered Green Man.

    The festival in Marsden, West Yorkshire, began with a procession of villagers dressed as druids and gods.

    Festival organiser Freyja Boycott-Garnett said spring officially began when the Green Man defeated Jack Frost.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-...imbolc-marks-end-of-winter-in-britain/9394498

    Vid at link.
     
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    skinny ____Noble Gas___

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    One wonders how long this "indigenous" cultural observance has been going. One suspects for less than 50 years. The recovery of something far older is interesting, though the cornstalk helmets seem a pretty universal phenomenon. Something to keep the hands warm during the winter downtime?

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    Skrymr Devoted Cultist

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    If there's only one thing Ásatrúar can agree on, we're all doing it wrong! :)
     
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    maximus otter Recovering policeman

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    I shan't be attending.

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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Boycotting, eh?
     
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