One who worships false gods; an idolater; a heathen; one who is neither a Christian, a Mohammedan, nor a Jew.
Of or pertaining to pagans; relating to the worship or the worshipers of false goods; heathen; idolatrous, as, pagan tribes or superstitions.
A country dweller; one who lives outside the city and its culture.
term given to people who are not Christians, Jews, or Muslims
(1) From the Latin paganus, a country dweller, a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew). (2) A heathen.
(n) 1 - heathen, esp. a follwer of a polytheistic religion (as in an ancient Rome) - one who has little or no religion and who delights in sensual pleasure and material goods; an irreligious or hedonistic person - one who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew - pagan adj - paganish adj
In Corinth, non-Jews were called Gentiles or pagans. The Latin word indicated a "country dweller," or someone outside the culture of the city.
From Latin pagus, " local district, especially as seen as inhabited by a particular tribe." It is the religion appropriate to the natural and social environment of the worshiper. Many Pagans see Paganism as being "earth-based."
A person who worships many gods.
Latin for " A country dweller". According to the Dictionary it is used to describe any religion which isn't Christian, Muslim or Jewish based. Wicca is a form of Paganism, as is Shamanism, Druidism, etc. Some say that Paganism means "Nature worshipping religion". This is a topic which has been discussed a lot recently in the mailing lists I am on, and I believe that there are a lot of different opinions about what it is exactly, and that it basically doesn't matter which definition you chose to accept, so long as it seems right for you.
Pre-Christian animistic or polytheistic practice.
Originally meaning country dweller, than heathen, the modern definition is one who practices a polytheistic, nature-based, magick-embracing religion.
From the Latin paganus, a “country dweller” or “villager.” Today it's used as a general term for followers of WICCA and other polytheistic, magic-embracing religions. Pagans aren't Satanists, dangerous, or evil.
lit. a country dweller, one who practices the Celtic old nature-based religion of the goddess and the horned god, perverted to mean later: heathern, worshiper of the Devil (pagans had no devil, or Satan, as such)
adj of following a religion which a number of gods are worshipped. 2. without religious belief [Lat paganus, rustic, peasant, civilian (i.e. not a soldier of Christ)
General term for followers of Wicca and other magickal, shamanistic, and polytheistic Earth-based religions. Also used to refer to pre-Christian religious and magickal systems.
One who worships the Deities of Nature
ancient capital of the Burmese empire (approx. 21° N long, 95° E lat.); flourished between 1057 and 1287, when it was conquered by the Mongols.
a person who does not acknowledge your God
not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam
a follower of any nature-based religion, especially those with European roots such as Wicca, Druidism, and Asatru
a natural human being
a person who does not believe in hocus-pocus gods, in heaven or hell, who does not bother about what is going to happen after death, who lives here and now, squeezing the juice of every moment to its fullest
a person who worships or honors Nature Deities
One who is neither a Christian, a Jew, or a Moslem
From the Latin paganus, country-dweller. Today used as a general term for followers of Wicca and other magical, shamanistic and polytheistic religions.
A practitioner of an Earth Religion; from the Latin mneaning a country dweller.
not belonging any of the main religions in the world
A follower of earth-centered polytheistic religions
A pagan is a person who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew. A pagan may be a worshiper of a polytheistic religion or may profess no religion.
generic term for a follower of an earth or nature based religion.
Latin pagus originally meant 'something stuck in the ground as a landmark' and is the source of English peasant. It was then extended metaphorically to 'country area, village' and the noun paganus meaning 'country dweller'. Of course, the church changed the meaning to a 'civilian' (if one was not a soldier of Christ) and then to 'heathen' ( someone who did not live in the city or town as a good Christian).
(Latin ~ paganua "countryman") one who is not a Moslem, Jew or Christian. At the time of creation as paganua, most country folk still followed nature based beliefs or folk lore as their spiritual path. They were seen as non-Christian and therefore were considered to be heathens.
Generally it refers to those who hold to religious beliefs but are not Jews, Christians, or Muslims. Pagans are often polytheistic and/or pantheistic.
Country Religion, Follower of a nature-based religion. Also used to mean anyone who is not Christian, Jewish or Muslim.
a member of an earth based religion (eg. not Satanism).
The word "pagan" comes from the Latin paganus which means villager or resident of a country district. Early Christians applied it to their fellow residents of the Roman Empire who continued to believe in many gods. Return to Theme
When captitalized, it is anebulous term including a number of modern religions influenced by older practices. All Wiccans are Pagans. When not capitalized, pagan simply means non-Christian or non-Judeo-Christian and is frequently (although not nearly always) at least mildly derogatory. (see Pagans)