Excellent documentary series The Pagans presented by Richard Rudgley C4 UK
For thousands of years magic was not entertainment - it was a matter of life and death. Richard Rudgley probes deep into our pagan past - to times when magic was everywhere, and the people who controlled it were all powerful.
The Europeans were Pagans before the Christians arrived
What was the fascination with Wolves and animals in General
What were their customs ?
Pagans Pt 1 - Sexy Beasts
For 2000 years the pagan ancestors of Northern Europe have had bad press - often portrayed as immoral, even animalistic. Richard Rudgley, UK anthropologist and Ethnologist, goes in search of the truth behind the headlines - what do the sexually suggestive stories and objects he finds really tell us?
Pagans Pt 2 - Magic Moments
Magic, luck and the supernatural all have a powerful hold over our imaginations. That's because for thousands of years magic was not entertainment - it was a matter of life and death. What was the purpose of this ancient magic. This program probes back deep into our pagan past - to times when magic was everywhere, and the people who controlled the magic were all powerful.
Pagans Pt 3 - Sacred Landscapes
The pull of the land, the countryside is in all of us. Richard Rudgley argues that this is the pull of our pagan heritage. But he warns that this was no romantic relationship with nature. Our pagan ancestors recognised the power of natural forces, had to live according to the rhythm of the seasons and ruthlessly exploited the Earth's resources. On a journey that takes in Ireland and Iceland, Mystery and murder, Rudgley rediscovers our pagan roots.