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date: 15 July 2019

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Neo-paganism, a phenomenon which started in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century, proliferated in Western Europe and North America during the second half of the twentieth century. Today, it is represented by a diversity of religions seeking to recreate and revive extinct European pre-Christian polytheistic religions, largely based on celebrating the seasonal cycles of Nature. Alternative, neo-pagan interpretations of archaeological sites continue to be rejected by the majority of academic archaeologists and historians. Within the bewildering diversity of neo-pagan groups the most frequently associated with prehistoric landscapes and monuments are the druids. This article discusses druidism and Stonehenge, neo-pagan landscapes, and Asatru and Christianity in Scandinavia.

Keywords: druids, neo-pagans, religion, Asatru, Christianity, Scandinavia

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