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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 4. How did Modern Paganism Begin?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45471


Modern Paganism drew from a wide variety of sources, including Classical texts and Renaissance art and literature, as well as folk magic traditions. European mythologies, the occult and neo-druid orders became prominent in the Romantic era. Scholarship on folk customs also contributed to the birth of Paganism as a modern movement.

Chapter Contributors

  • Sabina Magliocco ([email protected] - sabinamagliocco) 'The University of British Columbia'