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Paganism is, broadly, the group of religions that exist or existed side-by side with the three Abrahamic religions. They are not a unified religion; "pagan" comes from the Latin paganus ("country dweller").
The term is often used to describe the former religions of the later Roman Empire that Christianity replaced — although the followers of those beliefs never called themselves Pagans. The term is also used for the present day Neopaganism, which partly draws on various historical mythologies for inspiration.