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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 49. Do Pagans Practise Sacrifice?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45516


In contemporary Paganism, “sacrifice” primarily refers to offerings made to divine beings, encompassing a variety of practices that symbolise respect and connection with the divine. These practices have evolved to align with modern values, including digital and ecological adaptations. Despite common misconceptions, most Pagans reject animal as well as human sacrifice, emphasising ethical and respectful approaches in their rituals.

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