Paganism stems from the Latin word, paganus, which means dweller of the country. Pagans are people who do not embrace the basic monotheistic God such as in Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. They also are not religious like Hindus, Taoists, or Buddhists either. Paganism does not follow a major religion. Instead, Pagans worship the divinity in everything, specifically the divine female force or sometimes the force of Earth. The many forms that Paganism takes encompasses branches of Wicca, Witches, Druids, Asatruars, Heathens, Native American spiritualists, shamans, Satanists and much more.

Paganism has been dissected into multiple categories such as Neo-Paganism, Paleopaganism, Technopaganism, Natural Pagans, Native Pagans, and Mesopaganism. Paganism usually has multiple deities and many traditions that can be a fusion with witchcraft and Native American practices. Paganism is a personal, individuals' faith. It has a broad definition with almost limitless choices of how to express your faith. Paganism is an expansive term that enables individuals to have whatever faith they want. Some Christians consider themselves Pagans as well as some atheists.

Pagans have no specific house of worship or holy places. There are established groups, covens, temples, sects, and churches but Pagans tend to be more nomadic. Major tenets of Paganism are love, kinship with nature, and the celebration of certain holy days.


Here is a chart about different aspects of nature that Pagans worship and symbols they have.

For Additional Information:

  • To learn a little about a festival of Pagans, the Golden Leaf Festival, click here.
  • To see where the Golden Leaf Festival is held, click here.

┬░Malinda Roberts and Lady Kate have contributed much information to this page.