Paganity


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Pa`gan´i`ty

    (på`găn´ĭ`tŷ)
n.1.The state of being a pagan; paganism.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Therefore Christianity took over ancient heritage giving particular importance to some authorities of paganity such as Plato in neoplatonistic form, and a part of Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian which had a place of honor together with the Christian authorities: Bible and church fathers.
Poole's findings are no less valuable, though; building upon Harris's initial thesis that Egill's lament is structured on Odinic myth, Poole finds the influence of Christian cultures on Sonatorrek, a discovery that greatly complicates traditional images of Viking "paganity" and forces us to question how "heathen" Sonatorrek might be (198).
The fifth essay, 'Idols and Simulacra: Paganity, Hybridity and Representation in Mandeville's Travels' (Sarah Salih), explores the cultural links between hybrids, paganity, and geographical marginality in the Travels, and shows how 'monstrosities' could be used to reflect on Christian identity and practices and thus be simultaneously 'Christocentric and culturally relativist' (p.