Pagan vs Heathen

As always an excellent post with much information. I know many of us in the community use one term over the other. I hope this gives you a better understanding of both and some information to educate those who have no idea …

Where do the terms pagan and heathen come from and what’s the difference? The word pagan is a Latin term which means “nonparticipant” (paganus) or more accurately, “country dweller” or “civilian” in contrast to being “Soldiers of Christ”. “Pagan” was used by Christians in Anglo-Saxon England to describe non-Christians. Latin was the spoken and written…

via Paganism vs Heathenism, is there a difference? — Spangenhelm

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I am heathen. My soul is ancient. I am a warrior but I do not bear arms. My belief is that we are all here as guardians of Midgard, not as despoilers of Jord. I follow the Old Ways, the gods of the north. My beliefs are primal and dark. I am a Healer - working with nature to heal. View all posts by norsestormdragon

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