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Entrance_to_St_Brigids_Well St Brigid’s Well in Liscannor, which has a distinctly Pagan feeling. “Entrance to St Brigids Well” by Liscannorman – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

In modern times, Paganism and Christianity generally tend to avoid each other. Although there are such people as “Christian Pagans,” I would say that they are in the minority. Indeed, it can be hard to see how the eclectic, spontaneous, nature-orientated polytheism of Paganism could blend with the rule-bound, human-orientated monotheism of Christianity – and that’s without considering the bitter history between the two.

But when you get two religions living side by side, it’s inevitable that there will be some blending. All Pagans are aware that there are countless “relics” of old Pagan beliefs lurking within Christian tradition and iconography. And I would also argue that the Christian-orientated society in which modern British Pagans live also has an effect on their…

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