List of Pagans

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This is a list of historical individuals notable for their Pagan religion, and modern individuals who self-describe as adherents of some form of Paganism or Neopaganism.



Historic Graeco-Roman pagans:

  • Hadrian (76–138) - Completed the Temple of Olympian Zeus and was noted for strengthening ties between the Roman and Greek pantheons.
  • Decius - Made efforts toward increasing public piety. Required sacrifices on behalf of the emperor (himself) which led to execution for those who refused, mostly non-Pagans.
  • Diocletian - Noted for his piety and conservative Pagan views. Engaged in severe persecutions and executions of Manicheans and Christians in an effort to maintain and support the Roman state religion.
  • Galerius - Strong proponent of Roman Paganism. Thought to have been the primary driver behind the Diocletian persecutions of Manicheans and Christians in defense of Roman religion.
  • Porphyry - Neo-platonist philosopher who argued strongly in favor of Roman Paganism as opposed to the rise of Christianity in his day. Also wrote many treatises on Roman Paganism and is attributed as the author of many more that are of more uncertain origin.
  • Iamblichus of Chalcis, disciple of Porphyry.
  • Ammianus Marcellinus, 4th-century historian.
  • Maurus Servius Honoratus, 4th-century grammarian.
  • Julian (ruled 361–363), attempted to re-establish Roman paganism, initiating a "pagan revival" among a number of families of the Roman elite.
  • Alypius of Antioch
  • Vettius Agorius Praetextatus (d.384)
  • Virius Nicomachus Flavianus (334–394)
  • Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (c. 340 – c. 402), Roman senator who attempted to have the altar of Altar of Victory restored
  • Hypatia of Alexandria, killed in 415 by a Christian mob.
  • Nicomachus Flavianus (d. after 432)
  • Eunapius, last Hierophant of Eleusis.
  • Martianus Capella, 5th-century author.
  • Proclus (d. 485), Neoplatonist philosopher.
  • Zosimus (5th century) Byzantine historian
  • Damascius, "the last of the Neoplatonists", born in ca. 480, died after 533.


Pagans among the ancient Celtic peoples (Roman Gaul, Roman Britain, Ireland)

Historic Celtic pagans:


Historic Germanic pagans:


Christianization of the Slavs took place in the 9th to 11th centuries, with a pagan reaction in Poland in the 1030s and conversion of the Polabian Slavs by the 1180s (see Wendish Crusade).


Historic Baltic pagans:


Germanic Neopaganism[edit]

Germanic Neopagans include:


Further information: List of druids and neo-druids

Neo-druids include:

  • Bonewits, Isaac – author and scholar of several Druid and neopagan related books and articles
  • Carr-Gomm, Philip – current head of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids.
  • Hutton, Ronald – scholar of British history; professor at University of Bristol, and author of books on the history of Neopaganism.
  • Pendragon, Arthur – leader of the Loyal Arthurian Warband, self-declared reincarnation of King Arthur.
  • Nichols, Ross – founder of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids.
  • Restall Orr, Emma – Druid priestess, author, founder of the Druid Network.
  • Shallcrass, Philip – current head of the British Druid Order.


Wiccans include:

Various or unspecified[edit]

Unspecified Neopagans include:

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