Pagan is a label on a group of religions. It covers both the resurrection, recreation or revival of old pre-Christian religions (often defined from the perspective of the Roman empire) but also covers new religions who have adopted the label. Some pagans are polytheistic and believe in a whole pantheon of gods, spirits and so on while others may believe in just two gods (usually a male and female) and some are monotheistic.
Please make an effort to find the most specific sub-category in which a site belongs; the main Pagan category is only for sites of broad interest to all pagans.
Asatru is a living religion, currently practiced by a growing number of people across the globe. Asatru is separate from, and not connected to, any other religious faith (although there may be superficial similarities in some respects).
Asatru philosophy recognizes courage, honor, honesty, hospitality, self-reliance and taking responsibility for one's own actions, industriousness, perseverance, justice (including an innate sense of fairness and respect for others), loyalty to one's friends and community, and a willingness to stand up for what is right and faith in one's self and the deities as being virtues to strive for.
Please submit to the proper subcategory accoring to the geographic location of the kindred.
This category covers the rediscovery and revival of the faith of the ancient Celtic peoples.
Hellenic paganism, or more correctly Hellênismos (Hellenic polytheism), is the worship of the pre-Galilean deities of the Aegean and Mediterranean by people identifying closely with the ethnic spirituality of Hellenic speakers found in the geographic region and surrounding areas. The worship of such Gods include the core pantheon often referred to as the dôdekatheoi (The Twelve Gods) who are the focus of devotion such as Zeus, Athena, Apollon, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hera, Hestia, Dionysos, Hephaistos, Poseidon, Hermes, Demeter, etc. Deities can be worshipped according to the orientation of a worshippers beliefs and/or needs - one does not have to believe in all the Gods. However, Gods such as Mithras, Isis, and others of later antiquity are not normally considered part of the Hellenic pantheon even though they were highly "Hellenized" after the eastern conquests of Alexander the Great. Hellenic temples are the homes in which the Gods visit but are not like churches as congregations are held at the outside front altar not inside. Most Hellenic polytheists utilise shrines and altars as temples are costly to construct. The trend in modern Hellênismos is towards unifying disparate groups under a common clerical structure and a sharing of resources to an authentic reconstructive set of practices. Hellenic polytheists have almost always felt isolated from the current pagan revival and for good reason. For the most part Hellenic polytheists are neither wiccans, witches, ceremonial magicians or new age spiritualists rather people seeking wisdom and enlightenment in the historical recreation of a path in which we have one of the largest corpus of archaeological and textual evidence for any theological system.
Please submit sites only dealing with Hellênismos in this category. Sites dealing with Atheism, Jehovah, Allah, Jesus, etc. should be submitted elsewhere in their own appropriate categories, even if there is a passing mention of the ancient Hellenic world. Dmoz also has an extensive wicca category. Sites dealing with Roman practices should be submitted in the Religio Romana category. We aim for quality not just quantity.
The modern practice of the ancient Egyptian religion(s).
The modern practice of the old Mesopotamian religions.
This category is set aside for websites giving news and information on major issues to followers of Pagan religions. Pagans believe in the sacredness of nature and the earth.
If you would like your site to be listed here, please ensure that it is relatively well-constructed, easy to navigate, and offers useful and regular news updates. Sites pushing hatred toward any path will not be added.
This category is primarily for websites that are either exclusively online, or offer an extensive amount of news online in addition to publishing through other mediums. If you do not offer news online, try the Organizations or Publications categories.
Only non-university organizations to be placed here. All other campus based submisions to go into the Student category.
Home/Family/Parenting is all about raising children and developing the skills and relationships we need for a happy family experience.
This category is for the personal homepages of pagans around the world.
The Religio Romana is the pre-Christian religion of Rome. Sometimes called "Roman Paganism", modern practice the Religio Romana is an attempt to reconstruct the ancient faith of Rome as closely as possible, making as few concessions to modern sensibilities as possible.
Romuva celebrates the Ethnic or Old Religion of the Lithuanians. This religion has very ancient roots and many international links. It was the national and state religion of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania until 1387. It is very closely kindred to Latvian Ethnic Religion known as Dievturi (which means "Bearing God Dievas"). It is also similarly related to the religion of the Old Prussians, and other Baltic peoples.
This category is for search engines, link listings, web catalogs et.c. connected to the pagan religions.
Services offered by and to Pagans.
All about the native pre-Christian religion of the ancient Slavs.
Only for sites on ancient Slavic religion! No Orthodox Christianity, Baltic or German paganism!
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This category covers Stregheria, or La Vecchia Religione, the Old Religion, or traditional Italian Witchcraft. In the broadest terms, it includes traditional Strega, the Aridian Tradition founded by Raven Grimassi in 1981, and any traditions that identify themselves as Strega and are derived from Italian witchcraft.
Please submit all Italian language sites to the Italian langauge category at World/Italiano/Societ�/Religione_e_Spiritualit�/Paganesimo.
Pre-Gardnerian family traditional Witchcraft.
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ALL submitted sites must pertain to Pre-Gardernian, Family Trad, or Traditional Witchcraft, NOT wicca.
For sites bringing together pagans on the internet, including message boards, chat rooms, mailing lists, webrings and other ways to meet other pagans on the net.
Wicca is an Earth based Pagan religion. Most Wiccans honor the Goddess as well as the God energy. There are many Wiccan traditions which have different beliefs. Overall, Wiccans strongly care for and nurture the Earth. They also have a sense of history and the people who lived it.
This category is for resources, articles, studies and personal experiences with the rituals, beliefs, history and science of Wicca.
Please list specific traditions in the Traditions category.
Merry Meet and Blessed Be.
This category is for resources, articles, studies and personal experiences with the rituals, beliefs, history and science of Wicca. Please list specific tradtions in the Traditions category.