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What aspect of early Anglo-Saxon culture allows us to describe them as pagan?

What aspect of early Anglo-Saxon culture allows us to describe them as pagan?
A. They were Germanic.
B. They worshipped many gods.
C. They valued bravery and glory.
D. They were warlike.

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  1. pagan
    (pā’gÉ™n) pronunciation
    n.
    1. One who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew, especially an adherent of a polytheistic religion in antiquity.
    2. A Neo-Pagan.
    3. Offensive.
    1. One who has no religion.
    2. A non-Christian.
    4. A hedonist.

  2. It amazes me how shallow some people are when it comes to word descriptions.
    Wikipedia is correct when it defines pagan:
    Pagan
    The term pagan is from Latin paganus, an adjective originally meaning “rural”, “rustic” or “of the country.” As a noun, paganus was used to mean “country dweller, villager.” In colloquial use, it could mean much the same as calling someone today a ‘Hillbilly’.
    Heathen has the same type of background.
    The Christians have warped this word around to mean what they want it to mean.
    The answer to your question would be B,

  3. Actually, pagan is a Latin word. They were referred to as Heathens in Northern Europe which means “from the heath”.
    But of your choices, it would be B in that they worshiped many gods as it was a term used to differentiate between Christains who were monotheistic and heathens/pagans who were polytheistic.

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