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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 22. What is Heathenry?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45489


Heathenry is a modern Pagan religion rooted in ancient Norse traditions. It emphasises a polytheistic and nature-based approach, utilising historical texts for reconstructing religious practices and beliefs. Heathenry's cosmology and rituals, with a diverse pantheon of deities, form a rich, symbolic spiritual path. While grappling with controversial ideologies, Heathenry also shows a conscious effort towards inclusivity and anti-racism, reflecting its complex and evolving nature within the broader context of contemporary Paganism.

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