Germanic paganism refers to the religion practiced by the Germanic peoples from the Iron Age until Christianisation during the Middle Ages.It was an essential element of early Germanic culture.
Heathenry, also termed Heathenism, contemporary Germanic Paganism, or Germanic Neopaganism, is a modern Pagan religion. Scholars of religious studies classify it as a new religious movement . Developed in Europe during the early 20th century, its practitioners model it on the pre-Christian belief systems adhered to by the Germanic peoples of ...
Germanic paganism was a religion. It was a form of paganism. It was practiced in Central and Northern Europe before Christianity came there. The best documented form is called Norse paganism today. The religion was polytheistic, there were many gods. The main ones seem to have been Odin and Thor. Beforehand, the most important one may have been ...
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Trees hold a particular role in Germanic paganism and Germanic mythology, both as individuals (sacred trees) and in groups (sacred groves).The central role of trees in Germanic religion is noted in the earliest written reports about the Germanic peoples, with the Roman historian Tacitus stating that Germanic cult practices took place exclusively in groves rather than temples.
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Anglo-Saxon paganism, sometimes termed Anglo-Saxon heathenism (Old English: hǣþendōm, "heathen practice or belief, heathenism", although not used as a self-denomination by adherents), Anglo-Saxon pre-Christian religion, or Anglo-Saxon traditional religion, refers to the religious beliefs and practices followed by the Anglo-Saxons between the 5th and 8th centuries AD, during the initial ...
Germanic paganism refers to the theology and religious practices of the Germanic peoples of north-western Europe from the Iron Age up until their Christianization during the Mediaeval period. It has been described as being "a system of interlocking and closely interrelated religious worldviews and practices rather than as one indivisible religion" and as such consisted of "individual ...
In Germanic paganism, the indigenous religion of the ancient Germanic peoples who inhabited Germanic Europe, there were a number of different gods and goddesses.Germanic deities are attested from numerous sources, including works of literature, various chronicles, runic inscriptions, personal names, place names, and other sources.NameName meaningAttested consorts and sexual partnersAttested childrenAlcis (Latinized Germanic)ContestedNone attestedNone attestedBaldr (Old Norse), Bældæg (Old English)Old Norse form is contested. Old English form directly translates as "shining day".Bragi (Old Norse)Connected with Bragr ("poetry")None attestedDellingr (Old Norse)Possibly "the dayspring" or "shining one"
An Irminsul (Old Saxon 'great pillar') was a sacred pillar-like object attested as playing an important role in the Germanic paganism of the Saxons.Medieval sources describe how an Irminsul was destroyed by Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars.
Paganism was originally a pejorative and derogatory term for polytheism, implying its inferiority. Paganism has broadly connoted the "religion of the peasantry". During and after the Middle Ages, the term paganism was applied to any unfamiliar religion, and the term presumed a belief in false god(s).