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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 60. Why do Some Polytheists Reject the Term Pagan?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45527


Greek polytheists reject the term “Pagan” due to its problematic historical context as a term of 'otherness' used by Christians against Greeks. Additionally, the role of ethnicity in religious identity significantly differs between Greek polytheists and Pagans, particularly in the U.S.

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