Often used to refer to non-Christian
religions, non-Abrahamic religions or religions outside the major world religions, the better common usage is to refer to any nature-based religion
], or native European religion.
However, the proper usage refers to the earth-worshipping, largely matriarchal religions of pre-Christian eastern celtic Europe (applied to modern revivals of these religions such as the Cult
of the Goddess
, it is properly neopagan
), and distinguishes these from the Northern and Easter European beliefs such as Asatru
or Germanic Heathenism, which are properly heathen