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Pagan Glossary

Pagan Glossary

Pagan Glossary

Introduces words and concepts that are a central part of most Pagans. This Pagan Glossary is designed to be a useful resource on common - and not so commonly used words, people and objects.

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Naiads

Naiads

The Naiads, or water nymphs, dwelt beside running water. Like their cousins, the Nereids and Oceanids of the oceans, the Oreads of the hills and the Dryads of the forests and trees, they were usually sweet, benign spirits. Naiads, especially, were helpful and healing, nurturing fruits, flowers and mortals. Yet the youth Hylas who went to draw water from a pool was lured by the nymphs into the water and was never seen again.

Added: 04/09/2008 23:32:00

Necklace of Harmonia

Necklace of Harmonia

The Necklace of Harmonia was a fabled object in Greek mythology that, according to legend, brought great misfortune to all of its wearers or owners, who were primarily queens and princesses of the ill-fated House of Thebes.

Added: 08/04/2012 11:41:00

Nemeton

Nemeton

A nemeton was a sacred space of ancient Celtic religion. Nemeta appear to have been primarily situated in natural areas, and, as they often utilized trees, they are often interpreted as sacred groves.

Added: 08/04/2012 11:32:00

New Age

New Age

The mixing of metaphysical practices with a structured religion.

Added: 02/12/2001

New Religion

New Religion

Pagan term used in reference to Christianity.

Added: 02/12/2001

Nine Herbs Charm

Nine Herbs Charm

The Old English Nine Herbs Charm contains a mention of Woden and is one of only two Old English mentions of Woden in Old English poetry.  The Nine Herbs Charm is an Old English charm (10th century) and is used for treatment of poison and infection through the preparation of 9 herbs.

Added: 28/01/2012 18:17:00

Nine Noble Virtues

Nine Noble Virtues

In Asturu the 9 Noble Virtues are Courage, Truth, Honor, Fidelity, Discipline, Hospitality, Industriousness, Self-Reliance, and Perseverance.

Added: 28/01/2012 18:08:00

Nine Worlds

Nine Worlds

The cosmology of Norse mythology has 'nine homeworlds', unified by the world tree Yggdrasill.

Added: 12/02/2012 13:23:00

Norns

Norns

In Norse Mythology, the Norns are female beings who rule the detiny of gods and men and are comparable to the Roman Parcae and Greek Moirai.

Added: 28/01/2012 17:56:00

Notus

Notus

In Greek mythology was the god of the South Wind. Hot Firey Wind. This wind in particular is noted for bringing negative works to fruition, and is associated with cursing, or acts of deception.

Added: 12/02/2012 13:10:00

Nursery Rhyme

Nursery Rhyme

Cute doggerel or poems supposedly written for the amusement of children. Much Pagan lore was hidden in these ditties during the years of witch persecutions.

Added: 02/12/2001

The Nine Muses

The Nine Muses

The nine muses in Greek mythology are Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.

Added: 28/01/2012 18:08:00

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