Those who call themselves “Pagans” describe their faith as a “modern faith recently reconstructed from beliefs, deities, symbols, practices, and other elements of ancient religion. Some of the main examples of this pagan revival include the following:
• Druids: base their religion on the faith and practices of the ancient Celtic professional class of Europe.
• Asatru: are those who adhere to the ancient Pre-Christian Norse religion
• Wiccans: also trace their religion back to the Pre-Celtic era in Europe.
• Other Neo-Pagans: follow ancient Roman, Greek, Egyptian, or Native American Indian Shaman traditions.
According to the World Christian Encyclopedia there are over ten million in the U.S. who call themselves “Pagans” and practice various primitive religions. The Largest and most recognizable of these groups is the Wiccan group.
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