List of Pagans
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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.
- 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.
Historic Celtic pagans:
- Boudica (b. ca. 30 A.D - 60 A.D) Celtic warrior queen of the Iceni tribe who fought against the Roman oppression of Britain.
- Niall of the Nine Hostages (d. ca. 405), according to legend kidnapped St. Patrick as a youth.
- Radagaisus (d. 406)
- Lóegaire mac Néill (fl. ca. 440s), according to Muirchu moccu Machtheni a "great, fierce, pagan emperor of the barbarians reigning in Tara."
- Lughaid mac Loeguire (d. ca. 507)
- Diarmait mac Cerbaill (d. 585), according to Irish tradition the last High King of Ireland to follow the pagan rituals of inauguration.
- Gwenc'hlan- legendary as the last Breton bard and druid.
Historic Germanic pagans:
- Athanaric (died 381) was king of several branches of the Thervings for at least two decades in the fourth century.
- Gibuld (fl. ca. 470), king of the Alamanni who freed hostages on the request of Saint Severinus of Noricum.
- Penda of Mercia (d. 655), one of the last pagan Anglo-Saxon rulers of England.
- Arwald (d. 686), the last pagan ruler of the Isle of Wight, or any Anglo-Saxon kingdom.
- Widukind (d. 808), a pagan Saxon leader and the chief opponent of Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars.
- Sweyn Forkbeard (d. 1014), pagan king of Denmark.
- Palnetoke, legendary pagan foster-father of Sweyn's
- Blot-Sweyn, leader of the Swedish pagan renaissance in the 11th century
- Eric of Good Harvests (dead c. 1081), a semi-historical successor to Blot-Sweyn, and the last pagan king in Scandinavia.
- Porga of Croatia (d. 660), last pagan ruler of the Principality of Dalmatian Croatia.
- Vlastimir of Serbia (d.851), last pagan ruler of the first Serbian principality.
- Presian I of Bulgaria (d. 852), last pagan ruler of the Bulgarian Empire.
- Sviatoslav I of Kiev (d. 972)
- Yaropolk I of Kiev (d. 980), last pagan ruler of the Kievan Rus
- Mstivoj (d. 995), leader of the Slavic revolt against Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor.
- Niklot (d. 1160), leader of the Obotrites.
Historic Baltic pagans:
- Algirdas (d. 1377), Lithuanian Grand Prince.
- Kęstutis brother of Algirdas, killed 1382, for some time held title of Grand Prince of Lithuania after Algirdas death.
- Vytautas The Great Grand Duke of Lithuania and son of Kęstutis, baptized with his cousin Jogaila in 1386.
- Jogaila the King of Poland, baptized in 1386 and got new name – Władysław II Jagiełło. Together with Vytautas they are the last pagan monarchs of Europe. He gave name to Jagiellon branch of Gediminids – one of largest dynasties in medieval Europe.
Germanic Neopagans include:
- Beinteinsson, Sveinbjörn, Íslenska Ásatrúarfélagið
- Christensen, Else, Odinist Fellowship
- Haukur Halldórsson, Íslenska Ásatrúarfélagið
- Heimgest, Odinic Rite
- Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Íslenska Ásatrúarfélagið
- Mills, Alexander Rud, Odinism
- McNallen, Stephen, Asatru Folk Assembly
- Paxson, Diana – science fiction author, editor of Idunna, the quarterly journal of The Troth
- Sprouse, Dylan - actor, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
- Vikernes, Varg, fascist musician and writer.
- von Neményi, Géza, Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft
Further information: List of druids and neo-druids
- 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.
- Adler, Margot – author, journalist, Wiccan Priestess and Elder, National Public Radio correspondent in New York City
- Balk, Fairuza – actress; played in the movie The Craft
- Baudino, Gael – author, mostly fantasy (Dianic Wiccan)
- Beyerl, Paul – founder of The Rowan Tree Church
- Bone, Gavin – Wiccan author and lecturer
- Buckland, Raymond – author of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft and many others, and founder of Seax-Wica
- Budapest, Z. – Pagan teacher writer etc. (Dianic Wicca)
- Cabot, Laurie – the official witch of Salem, author of Power of the Witch and Love Magic
- Close, Del – considered one of the premier influences on modern improvisational theater
- Cunningham, Scott – late author of "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" and over 30 other titles on Wicca and other pagan religions.
- Dunwich, Gerina – author of Wicca Craft and other books on the details of spellwork
- Erna, Sully – Lead singer of Godsmack
- Fallingstar, Cerridwen – author of The Heart of the Fire
- Farrar, Janet – author
- Farrar, Stewart – author
- Firefox, LaSara – author
- Frost, Gavin and Frost, Yvonne – founders of the Church and School of Wicca
- Galenorn, Yasmine – author of Embracing the Moon and Dancing the Sun
- Gardner, Gerald – founder of modern Wicca
- Grimassi, Raven – author on Stregheria and family witchcraft
- Horne, Fiona – author of Witch: A Personal Journey and other books on Wicca
- Lipp, Deborah – author of books on Wicca
- Mayhem, Monica - Australian author, singer, model, actress and retired pornographic actress
- McCollum, Patrick – Wiccan prison chaplain
- Modrzyk, Stanley – author of books on Wicca
- Penczak, Christopher – author of Gay Witchcraft and the Inner Temple series.
- Queen, Carol – author, editor, sociologist and sexologist
- Ravenwolf, Silver – controversial Wiccan author and contributor to the New Generation of Wicca and part of the Black Forest Clan.
- Sanders, Alex – founder of the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca.
- Sanders, Maxine – co-founder of the Alexandrian tradition
- Valiente, Doreen – author and contemporary of Gardner
- Curott, Phyllis - Is a shamanic wiccan. Founder of the tradition of Ara and author of the books: Book of Shadows, WitchCrafting, The Love Spell.
Various or unspecified
Unspecified Neopagans include:
- Bey, Hakim- author and anarchist
- Beth, Rae – author of Hedgewitch and noted tarot reader
- Otep Shamaya – lead singer of metal band, Otep.
- Carlton, Vanessa – American singer-songwriter and musician
- Boswell, Granny – notable Cornish witch
- Fox, Selena – one of the founders of Circle Sanctuary
- Alison Goldfrapp – British singer, Often uses Pagan themes in her music with the music duo Goldfrapp
- Green, Marian – author, founder of Quest Conference and journal, former editor of Pagan Dawn and former member of the Pagan Federation Council.
- Huson, Paul – author of Mastering Witchcraft, Mystical Origins of the Tarot, and many other titles.
- Kennealy-Morrison, Patricia – Celtic Pagan high priestess, rock critic, author of the The Keltiad series of science fiction/fantasy novels, and Strange Days – My Life With and Without Jim Morrison
- Knight, Sharon – Celtic / Rock musician, songwriter, producer; front person of the Pagan Rock band Pandemonaeon; Feri initiate
- McLachlan, Sarah – Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter
- Orman, Kate – science fiction author
- Walker, Alice – author, poet and activist
- Raymond, Eric Steven – programmer and author of The Hacker's Dictionary and How to Be a Hacker
- Starhawk – Activist, Anarchist and author of The Spiral Dance, Dreaming the Dark, Webs of Power, etc.; one of the original members of the Reclaiming Collective.
- Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Church of All Worlds
- Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, Church of All Worlds
- Ra Un Nefer Amen, Kemetism
- Paolo Rustichelli, composer (eclectic)
- Sopor Aeternus, Saturn, Jupiter worship.