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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 27. What is Romuva in Lithuania?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45494


Romuva, a Lithuanian organisation dedicated to reviving ancient Baltic religious practices and beliefs, emerged in the Soviet era. Romuva's practices emphasise a close relationship with nature through a pantheon of deities. Romuva faces challenges in gaining legal recognition, reflecting Lithuania's religious and cultural identity issues. Interactions with Christianity and diverse political views among its members highlight the complex dynamics within modern Paganism.

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