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Norse myth does feature such a belief. See the last seven stanzas of the Vǫluspá or "Sybil's Prophecy," in the Elder or Poetic Edda, or Chapters 52-53 of the "Gylfaginning" section of the Snorra or Prose Edda (scroll forward on this last linked page to p. 82). The Eddas admittedly are not from the Mediterranean region about which you more ...


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pagan: a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions. Since some of these religions effectively were the main religions at the time (and endured longer than any of the current religions have so far) the term "pagan" is inappropriate. Also, the concept of "evil" or "evil deities" is not ...


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