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The last great pagan [[kingdom]] in [[Europe]] was that of [[Lithuania]], which began its rise under [[Gedmyn]] in 1316 or so. Lithuania remained a pagan Kingdom until about 1387, when [[Jagiello]], [[King]] of both [[Poland]] and Lithuania converted to [[Catholic]]ism.
 
The last great pagan [[kingdom]] in [[Europe]] was that of [[Lithuania]], which began its rise under [[Gedmyn]] in 1316 or so. Lithuania remained a pagan Kingdom until about 1387, when [[Jagiello]], [[King]] of both [[Poland]] and Lithuania converted to [[Catholic]]ism.
   
'''Pagan''' does not mean [[Heretic]], as that refers to a follower of [[christian]]ity who professes a [[doctrine]] different to that of the ruling [[church]]. Neither does it mean an [[Infidel]] such as a [[Muslim]] or a [[Jew]].
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'''Pagan''' does not mean [[Heretic]], as that refers to a follower of [[Christian|Christianity]] who professes a [[doctrine]] different to that of the ruling [[church]]. Neither does it mean an [[Infidel]] such as a [[Muslim]] or a [[Jew]].
   
 
== Your [[SCA]] [[Persona]] is a Pagan ==
 
== Your [[SCA]] [[Persona]] is a Pagan ==
   
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Owing to late [[Roman]] influence, [[Christian|Christianity]] was widespread throughout [[Europe]] and the [[Mediterrainean]] before the [[medieval]] period. However, in more remote areas, such as [[Britain]] and [[Scandanavia]] it was either uncommon or had only taken thin hold.
Tricky subject. There is no [[law]] in the [[SCA]] covering '''pagan''' [[persona]]e specifically, except the one tenet that obvious trappings of any kind of [[religion]] should not be used. This shouldn't be a major issue for you as most early pagan religions were not [[proselytical]].
 
   
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[[Norse]] personas, especially early in [[period]] would be pagan, as would [[German|Germanic]] ones. However, owing to [[Christian]] distrust of other [[religion|religions]], the social pressure
Pick a time period and place, that probably means [[Scandinavia]], parts of northern [[Europe]] in the early or pre-[[christian]] era, or the [[Baltic]] prior to the middle of the [[14th century]].
 
   
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'''Pagan''' [[persona]] are allowed in the [[SCA]], so long as one isn't over-the-top about it, and does a certain amount of research guaranteeing accuracy. Remeber, overt [[religion|religious]] displays of any variety are noit allowed, but whatever you do in your [[tent]] is your business.
''Do a lot of reading. [[User:del|I (Del)]] cannot claim to be an authority on pagan cultures, in fact I know very little apart from what I wrote above. When you've done your [[research]] come back and fill this bit in, and correct and/or expand this article. Please. It's probably a complete shocker.''
 

Revision as of 05:01, 21 October 2005

Pagan can mean, variously, pre-christian (eg: ancient Greek), or post-christian but unconverted (to any type of monotheistic religion), eg: Viking pagan, Baltic pagan, etc.

The last great pagan kingdom in Europe was that of Lithuania, which began its rise under Gedmyn in 1316 or so. Lithuania remained a pagan Kingdom until about 1387, when Jagiello, King of both Poland and Lithuania converted to Catholicism.

Pagan does not mean Heretic, as that refers to a follower of Christianity who professes a doctrine different to that of the ruling church. Neither does it mean an Infidel such as a Muslim or a Jew.

Your SCA Persona is a Pagan

Owing to late Roman influence, Christianity was widespread throughout Europe and the Mediterrainean before the medieval period. However, in more remote areas, such as Britain and Scandanavia it was either uncommon or had only taken thin hold.

Norse personas, especially early in period would be pagan, as would Germanic ones. However, owing to Christian distrust of other religions, the social pressure

Pagan persona are allowed in the SCA, so long as one isn't over-the-top about it, and does a certain amount of research guaranteeing accuracy. Remeber, overt religious displays of any variety are noit allowed, but whatever you do in your tent is your business.