Religion, Germanic


Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe. 2014.

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  • religion — religionless, adj. /ri lij euhn/, n. 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and… …   Universalium

  • Germanic paganism — refers to the religious beliefs of the Germanic peoples preceding Christianization. The best documented version of the Germanic pagan religions is 10th and 11th century Norse paganism, though other information can be found from Anglo Saxon… …   Wikipedia

  • Religion and mythology — differ, but have overlapping aspects. Both terms refer to systems of concepts that are of high importance to a certain community, making statements concerning the supernatural or sacred. Generally, mythology is considered one component or aspect… …   Wikipedia

  • Germanic Europe — Green: Countries and regions where a Germanic language is the national language Blue: Countries and regions where a Germanic language is an official language Germanic Europe is the part of Europe in which Germanic languages are predominant.… …   Wikipedia

  • Religion als Kulturkritik — is a book by the academic Stefanie von Schnurbein based on occult Germanic mysticism …   Wikipedia

  • Germanic Neopaganism — Ásatrú redirects here. For other uses, see Ásatrú (disambiguation). A Heathen altar for household worship in Gothenburg, Sweden. The painted tablet on the back depicts Sunna, the two larger wooden idols Odin (left) and Frey (right), in front of… …   Wikipedia

  • Germanic religion and mythology — Introduction       complex of stories, lore, and beliefs about the gods and the nature of the cosmos developed by the Germanic speaking peoples before their conversion to Christianity.       Germanic culture extended, at various times, from the… …   Universalium

  • Germanic Religion —    A collection of beliefs, practices, and heroic tales about the gods, humankind, and nature, Germanic religion was at the core of barbarian culture prior to the conversion of the barbarians to Christianity. Current knowledge of Germanic… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Religion in Nazi Germany — For the attitude of the Nazi Party towards religion, and the significance of occultism and paganism, see the article religious aspects of Nazism. Part of a series on …   Wikipedia

  • Germanic Christianity — The Germanic peoples underwent gradual Christianization in the course of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. By the 8th century, most of England and the Frankish Empire was de jure Christian, and by AD 1100, Germanic paganism had also… …   Wikipedia

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