no lie, i used to do that. i was super vocal about reclaiming pre-christian culture from white nationalists and neo-nazi groups and i even once made a ton of cringeworthy stormfront posts about how wotanism is white genocide by another name.
around about that same time i got banned for spamming porn, but this was durring the era where 4chan raided stormfront. >>41866362
to be fair, there's a ton of conflicting ideology, overlap and on top of that there's all the social construction around them which makes finding actual info hard.
most of it is just hodgepodges of yoruba, ewe, fon, kongo and taíno practices, with other elements present depending on where in the diaspora you are.>>41866352
honestly i don't think the celts or the hellenistic people took their myths super seriously either. look at the content for most of it and it mostly reads like a bunch of crazy stories people came up with on the spot. the fact that fairy myths not only existed in most of the celtic world, but that they had their own separate canon and separate holy days kinda points to that.
yeah, the silver john stories by manly wade wellman are in a similar vein. they're more focused on hill-folk stuff, but basically johnny cash fighting cunning men, cryptids and various folklore things is a hell of a read. there's an attention paid to how people in universe react to and believe in the supernatural that almost reminds me of some of the alvin maker stuff. silver john is also a pulp hero, so don't expect direct comparisons, but it's as close a work as any to what you're describing.>>41866356>implying you can't just edit history so that the ancient beliefs support revolutionary action
it's like you don't remember communism in action comrade.