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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 12. Do Pagans have Sacred Sites?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45479


This chapter discusses the importance of sacred sites in modern Paganism. Pagans consider certain locations, like pre-Christian or prehistoric sites, sacred as they connect with ancestral traditions. However, rituals at prehistoric sites outside Europe raise concerns about cultural appropriation. Conflicts arise with archaeologists and heritage managers due to the impact of Pagan rituals on these sensitive archaeological sites. Some Pagans oppose the excavation and display of pre-Christian human remains.

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