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"Pagan: A Journey Through Ancient Mythology and Sacred Sites" Step into the realm of ancient gods and mystical beliefs as we explore the captivating world of paganism

Background imagePagan Collection: Hot air ballons fly over ancient temples at dawn in Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Hot air ballons fly over ancient temples at dawn in Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imagePagan Collection: The Walkuren (Valkyrien), ca 1899

The Walkuren (Valkyrien), ca 1899. Found in the Collection of Biblioteca de Catalunya

Background imagePagan Collection: Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village. Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland Orkney

Background imagePagan Collection: Odin on his throne

Odin on his throne
Odin, supreme god in Norse mythology. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePagan Collection: Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens

Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens
Statue of the goddess Athena inside the Parthenon, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePagan Collection: Beowulf manuscript page

Beowulf manuscript page
Page from the Old English manuscript of " Beowulf" in the British Museum. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imagePagan Collection: Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne

Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne
Wall painting of the Roman deity Dionysus on his throne, from the ruins of Pompeii. Printed color lithograph reproduction

Background imagePagan Collection: Avebury stone circle, Avebury, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wiltshire, England

Avebury stone circle, Avebury, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePagan Collection: Roman orgy to celebrate the Saturnalia

Roman orgy to celebrate the Saturnalia
Roman men and women having an orgy to celebrate the Saturnalia, held in honour of the god Saturn. Date: circa 1st century

Background imagePagan Collection: Sisyphus (chromolitho)

Sisyphus (chromolitho)
975904 Sisyphus (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sisyphus. French educational card, late 19th/early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imagePagan Collection: Bagan at sunrise, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar)

Bagan at sunrise, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar)

Background imagePagan Collection: Lokis brood. From Valhalla: Gods of the Teutons, c. 1905

Lokis brood. From Valhalla: Gods of the Teutons, c. 1905. Private Collection

Background imagePagan Collection: Freia, the fair one. Illustration for The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie by Richard Wagner, 1910

Freia, the fair one. Illustration for The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie by Richard Wagner, 1910. Private Collection

Background imagePagan Collection: Druid carrying mistletoe

Druid carrying mistletoe and a sickle. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePagan Collection: Illustration for The Edda. Artist: Rackham, Arthur (1867-1939)

Illustration for The Edda. Artist: Rackham, Arthur (1867-1939)
Illustration for The Edda. Private Collection

Background imagePagan Collection: The Uffington bronze age white horse

The Uffington bronze age white horse
Head of the Uffington white horse with modern pagan flower tribute in the eye. The Uffington White horse (Oxfordshire, UK) consists of a series of trenches dug into a hill and filled with chalk

Background imagePagan Collection: Druids collecting sacred mistletoe

Druids collecting sacred mistletoe
Druid ceremony gathering mistletoe in the forest. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePagan Collection: Pagan Temple Uppsala

Pagan Temple Uppsala
Interior of a pagan temple at Uppsala, Sweden

Background imagePagan Collection: Burma / Pagan / Marco Polo

Burma / Pagan / Marco Polo
The City of Mien, with the Gold and Silver Towers, visited by Marco Polo in 1282, now known as Pagan or Bagan, in Myanmar, Burma

Background imagePagan Collection: Ballooning in the early morning over the archaeological site, Bagan (Pagan)

Ballooning in the early morning over the archaeological site, Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma)

Background imagePagan Collection: Callanish Stone Circle

Callanish Stone Circle
Callanish (Callanais) Stone Circle dating from Neolithic period between 3000 and 1500 BC, at dawn, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePagan Collection: Wall painting, Sulamani Pahto, Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Wall painting, Sulamani Pahto, Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imagePagan Collection: Skara Brae

Skara Brae, Mainland, Orkneys, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePagan Collection: Membership certificate, Ancient Order of Druids

Membership certificate, Ancient Order of Druids, illustrated with a Druid playing a harp, with Stonehenge in the background

Background imagePagan Collection: A unicorn or unicorn, mythological animal - Engraving from a work by Athanasius Kircher

A unicorn or unicorn, mythological animal - Engraving from a work by Athanasius Kircher
GIA4784277 A unicorn or unicorn, mythological animal - Engraving from a work by Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680), Jesuite, orientalist and German scholar by Unknown Artist

Background imagePagan Collection: Odin questioning Mimir (colour litho)

Odin questioning Mimir (colour litho)
7173279 Odin questioning Mimir (colour litho) by Doepler, Carl Emil (1824-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: Odin questioning Mimir)

Background imagePagan Collection: King of the Witches, Alex Sanders at his home in Notting Hill, London

King of the Witches, Alex Sanders at his home in Notting Hill, London. His first live show featuring pagan rites, black magic

Background imagePagan Collection: Alex Sanders King of the Witches at his basement flat in Notting Hill, London

Alex Sanders King of the Witches at his basement flat in Notting Hill, London. 13th March 1970

Background imagePagan Collection: Queen of the Witches, Maxine Sanders. 4th May 1974

Queen of the Witches, Maxine Sanders. 4th May 1974

Background imagePagan Collection: Alex Sanders and Maxine Morris, Queen of Englands 30

Alex Sanders and Maxine Morris, Queen of Englands 30, 000 witches signed this week at technical advisors for witchcraft sequences n the new film " The Eye of he Devil"

Background imagePagan Collection: Maxine Morris, Queen of Englands 30, 000 witches signed this week at technical

Maxine Morris, Queen of Englands 30, 000 witches signed this week at technical advisor for witchcraft sequences n the new film " The Eye of he Devil"

Background imagePagan Collection: United Kingdom, England, Somerset, Glastonbury, St

United Kingdom, England, Somerset, Glastonbury, St. Michaels Church Tower on Glastonbury Tor

Background imagePagan Collection: The Ride of the Valkyries

The Ride of the Valkyries. Found in the collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Background imagePagan Collection: A British Druid

A British Druid

Background imagePagan Collection: A young monk studying by a window inside a temple, UNESCO, Bagan, Mandalay Region

A young monk studying by a window inside a temple, UNESCO, Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

Background imagePagan Collection: Elf with iris flowers, ca. 1886-1890. Creator: Mucha, Alfons Marie (1860-1939)

Elf with iris flowers, ca. 1886-1890. Creator: Mucha, Alfons Marie (1860-1939)
Elf with iris flowers, ca. 1886-1890. Private Collection

Background imagePagan Collection: The May-pole, 1866. Artist: Charles Cousen

The May-pole, 1866. Artist: Charles Cousen
The May-pole, 1866. 19th century imagining of Elizabethans celebrating May Day, an annual European tradition thought to have originated as a pagan fertility rite

Background imagePagan Collection: HOUS2A-00062

HOUS2A-00062
Men bringing the first Christmas tree to the village. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration by Howard Pyle

Background imagePagan Collection: Sun-wheel on a Celtic quern, Ireland

Sun-wheel on a Celtic quern, Ireland
Sun-wheel carved on a quern, a primative grinding-stone, Ireland. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imagePagan Collection: The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c. 1500 (wool warp with wool, silk

The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c. 1500 (wool warp with wool, silk
3469071 The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c.1500 (wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts) by Netherlandish School (16th century)

Background imagePagan Collection: The fall of Icarus (detail) - 1636 (oil on canvas)

The fall of Icarus (detail) - 1636 (oil on canvas)
AIS5362386 The fall of Icarus (detail) - 1636 (oil on canvas) by Gowy, Jacob Peter (fl.1632-61); Prado, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: Deadalus is flying on his side); eIberfoto; Flemish, out of copyright

Background imagePagan Collection: Armenia, Khor Virap. Khor Virap Monastery, 6th century, with Mt. Ararat

Armenia, Khor Virap. Khor Virap Monastery, 6th century, with Mt. Ararat

Background imagePagan Collection: Odin Hanging on the World-Tree. Illustration for The Edda: Germanic Gods and Heroes

Odin Hanging on the World-Tree. Illustration for The Edda: Germanic Gods and Heroes by Hans von Wolzogen. Private Collection

Background imagePagan Collection: Odin and Fenrir, Freyr and Surt. From Valhalla: Gods of the Teutons, c. 1905

Odin and Fenrir, Freyr and Surt. From Valhalla: Gods of the Teutons, c. 1905. Private Collection

Background imagePagan Collection: Binding of Fenris. From Valhalla: Gods of the Teutons, c. 1905

Binding of Fenris. From Valhalla: Gods of the Teutons, c. 1905. Private Collection

Background imagePagan Collection: Der Ring des Nibelungen, 1897

Der Ring des Nibelungen, 1897. Private Collection

Background imagePagan Collection: Meadow Elves (The fairies of meadow). Artist: Blommer, Nils Jakob (1816-1853)

Meadow Elves (The fairies of meadow). Artist: Blommer, Nils Jakob (1816-1853)
Meadow Elves (The fairies of meadow). Found in the collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Background imagePagan Collection: Wotans Farewell and Magic Fire. Artist: Hendrich, Hermann (1854-1931)

Wotans Farewell and Magic Fire. Artist: Hendrich, Hermann (1854-1931)
Wotans Farewell and Magic Fire. Private Collection




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"Pagan: A Journey Through Ancient Mythology and Sacred Sites" Step into the realm of ancient gods and mystical beliefs as we explore the captivating world of paganism. From Odin on his majestic throne to Athena's statue in the Parthenon, these iconic symbols transport us back to a time when deities ruled supreme. Traveling northward, we find ourselves amidst the rugged beauty of Scotland's Orkney Islands, where Skara Brae Prehistoric Village stands as a testament to our ancestors' spiritual connection with nature. Here, whispers from a distant past echo through stone walls, reminding us of humanity's deep-rooted ties to earth and sky. Turning our gaze towards literature, we delve into the pages of Beowulf manuscript - an epic saga that intertwines heroism and mythical creatures. This tale serves as a reminder that even in ancient times, stories held immense power in shaping belief systems. Intriguingly contrasting this heroic narrative is Dionysus or Bacchus seated upon his extravagant throne. The god of wine and revelry reminds us that pagan traditions encompassed both solemnity and celebration - embracing all facets of human existence. Journeying further across lands steeped in history, we arrive at Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. This UNESCO World Heritage Site stands as a mysterious monument shrouded in enigma; its purpose lost to time but still evoking awe-inspiring wonder within those who visit. Loki's brood emerges from Valhalla: Gods of the Teutons painting by Rackham - mischievous beings embodying chaos amidst divine order. Their presence reminds us that paganism embraced complex narratives where light coexisted with darkness. Freia enchants us with her ethereal beauty depicted by Arthur Rackham for The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie illustrations. Her allure symbolizes femininity intertwined with nature’s bounty – an embodiment of fertility revered by ancient cultures.