Pagan History

Pagan History

The ancient practices of our ancestors are quickly becoming forgotten or erased by modern Christianity through a practice know as syncretism – which is the amalgamation or merging of selected parts of those ancient beliefs with the beliefs of the church. This practice often was done to convert people who were unwilling to give up their practices. The church would pick only what was necessary and add it to their calendar in such a way that it appeared to merge the two beliefs – when in fact they would quickly make enough changes until the old practices were forgotten and only the Christianized ways would remain. Most Christian holidays are made up of 75% or more pagan symbolism, ritual, and actions. This includes Christmas, Easter, and even Valentine’s Day. This section is dedicated to preserving the practices in their original ways and means; before any Christian influence altered or destroyed them.  We must remember pagan history, lest we forget where it is we came from.

Yggdrasil

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Yggdrasil (pronounced ig-druh-sil,) sometimes referred to as the Tree of Life, is an enormous Ash tree which is at the center of the Norse…

The Yule Log

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  The burning of the Yule Log is an integral part of the celebration of Yule, an ancient pagan festival practiced across the pre-Christian world.  Yule…