A Brief Introduction to Nenets Folk Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson Nenets folk religion or polytheism has also been called Nenets shamanism and Nenets animism (*1, *2, *3, *4, *5, *6, *7, *8, *9, *10). Not unlike Northwestern European polytheism, a characteristic feature of Nenets polytheism is blood sacrifice, particularly in their case the sacrifice of reindeer to the Gods (*6, *8,Continue reading “A Brief Introduction to Nenets Folk Religion”

Blood Sacrifice Is the Distinguishing Feature of Ancient Chinese Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson Taoism prohibits blood sacrifice (see Chinese source here), and Buddhism is against this as well. This means that blood sacrifice is, at least originally speaking, the distinguishing feature of Chinese folk religion, because Chinese religion originally has no prescriptions against this, though influences from Taoism and Buddhism may be present inContinue reading “Blood Sacrifice Is the Distinguishing Feature of Ancient Chinese Religion”

Germanic Cultural Religion

Written by Dyami Millarson 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? Food was way more prominent in the Germanic cultural-religious worldview than many in the modern world may realise.Continue reading “Germanic Cultural Religion”