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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 "Pagan" is also one used by Christian missionaries to describe the peoples and beliefs of almost any person not "of the book."

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.