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Germanic Cultural Religion

The Germanic peoples practised a cultural religion, where culture and religion were blended. While we have established this, we should immediately ask: what were their priorities from the perspective of their cultural-religious worldview?

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Comprehending Germanic Polytheism Requires Detective Work

Written by Dyami Millarson In order to understand the essence of Germanic polytheism, detective work is required: one has to find leads. Much of the information about Germanic paganism is based on regurgitation (repetition of information without analysis). I wish more information about Germanic religion wete truly original. More input from human creativity would actuallyContinue reading “Comprehending Germanic Polytheism Requires Detective Work”

A Tentative List of Systems of Religion Applicable to Germanic Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson I have previously discussed how systems of religion may be defined in universal ways despite their particular origins (e.g. Roman, Greek, and so on) and may then again be defined in a particularly Germanic way such that they are useful for understanding Germanic religion (see my article on universal and particularContinue reading “A Tentative List of Systems of Religion Applicable to Germanic Religion”

The Purpose of Prefexing Religion With Folk, Natural, Indigenous, Traditional, Ethnic, Cultural, Etc.

Written by Dyami Millarson When one says Germanic religion, that is just that – a religion that is defined by whatever Germanic means. However, when one prefixes religion with folk, natural, indigenous, traditional, ethnic, cultural, etc. one adds a new flavour to what religion means, and this may offer a fresh perspective that helps usContinue reading “The Purpose of Prefexing Religion With Folk, Natural, Indigenous, Traditional, Ethnic, Cultural, Etc.”

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