KIRAN ATMA: Heathen
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Showing posts with label Heathen. Show all posts

Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Heathen?

Heathen is an Anglo-Saxon term that literally meaning "heath inhabitant." 


  • The heath is the territory outside of the village. 
  • After Christianity, individuals who wanted to keep traditional customs moved to the heath, thus the name.

It became synonymous with the term "Pagan," often with the connotation of a harsh, uneducated barbarian. 


  • Neo-Pagans who follow Northern European traditions have regained the term. It is now proudly utilized. 
  • Asatru is another name for Asatru. 
  • Hechiceria is a Spanish word that means "witchcraft" or "magic." It also means "the craft."


You may also want to read more about Paganism here.

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