Tobernalt is an ancient, pagan assembly place, approximately three miles east of Sligo town, near the shores of Lough Gill.
Following a preliminary inspection of the site, Mr Downe said he believed the ruins were part of a prehistoric roundabout that may have also been used for pagan ceremonies.
Bealtaine, apart from being the Irish word for the month of May, was a festival in pagan Ireland celebrating Spring and heralding the arrival of Summer.
I have noted that biblical religion opposed the supernaturalism of the ancient pagan .
Yet, it was at the hill of Tara that St. Patrick lit the first Paschal fire in 433, which local high king Laoighire regarded as defiance against his pagan gods.
They sent up a fragrance of sweet oil and illuminated the soft wall-paintings of pagan heroes and gods.
Casebolt offered 20 labels, including pagan , atheist and agnostic in his Midwestern survey.
Before Ukraine adopted Christianity in 988, the inhabitants believed in pagan gods who ruled over the sun, stars, and moon.
In fact Aurelian was a pagan who set up a religion dedicated to Sol the sun god.
However, it seems that the religious faith of the early Bulgar Christians was a syncretistic mixture of Christian, pagan , and Judaic beliefs.