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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, Wicca or Druidry, it is properly neopagan), and distinguishes these from the Northern and Easter European beliefs such as Asatru or Germanic Heathenism, which are properly heathen.
Ancient Druidry is a good example of a pagan faith
by Crabjesus March 19, 2007
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A somewhat vague term derived from from the Latin word paganus. Pagan is a term which refers to a variety of different religions ranging from Wicca, to that of ancient Egypt and even Hinduism, among many others. Some Pagans are of no specific religion, but rather are eclectic. In general Pagan religions have more than one deity, or many gods which are aspects of one (an idea similar to that of the Christian trinity). Another quite common feature of Pagan religions are that they tend to be nature oriented. Pagan can also be used as a derogatory word for any non-Judeo/Christian/Islamic religion.
"The religion of the ancient Greeks is a Pagan religion"
by Megan Bennett May 25, 2004
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Put basically, any religion with more than one god, otherwise known as polytheism. Usually nature based, but not necessarily in a hippy "flower power" way. The term Pagan is usually applied to the old European pre-Christian religions of the Greeks/Romans, the Germanic tribes (such as the Vikings, Saxons and Danes etc) and the Celtic tribes. Wicca is a more modern blend of Paganism, that includes elements of all the above religions. Pagans can be found in all walks of life, from the Hippies through to Neo-Nazi groups and all in between. This goes to show that there are many forms and beliefs within Paganism.
Anton LaVey's form of Satanism includes many elements of paganism, almost an anti-Wicca.
Alot of Pagans attempt to hide their religion from their peers as pagans have been persecuted since the early days of Christianity, and as such some tend to have anti-Christian views.
That said, if they are known pagans, most pagans will quite gladly give time to help out people starting out on the pagan path and will talk to non-pagans about their views and beliefs.
Christmas and other Christian holidays are Pagan rip-offs
by JT November 07, 2004
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Originally from the Latin word paganus which meant countryman.

Today it mostly means someone who is part of a number of religions that comes under the umbrella term of paganism. Usually these religions are nature-based or revere nature or whose religion is tied to nature in some way.

Pagans come from all walks of live be it politics, law enforcement, education or business etc.
Oi Edd, did you know Daves a pagan?
by Chris September 11, 2003
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A member of a group professing a polytheistic religion or any religion other than Christianity, Judaism, or Islam.
The word pagan can also be used to describe a person who has no religion or a hedonist, which is someone who is devoted to or pursues pleasure; especially the pleasures of the senses.
by World_Religions July 28, 2010
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badass motorcycle gang...rivals to the hells angels
Look em pagans even got em angels pissin in their pants
by chopper66 April 25, 2006
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The term 'pagan' comes from the Latin word 'paganus' which means, in short, a country man. In contemporary society the word 'pagan' is an umbrella term encompassing many polytheistic earth-based religions including Asatru, wicca, druidry and hereditary witchcraft.

Most pagans mark their calenders by the eight fold year, with four major festivals and four minor. Solstices/equinox festivals are also recognised and celebrated.
Hey... I'm pagan!
by MoonRat March 11, 2004
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Generalised term for a person who follows a Nature-based religion.
"Want to go on the Pagan Pride march with me?"
by Zoecb October 21, 2004
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