Many Neopagan paths are followed in Mexico, which did not derive from the indigenous people there. Some of these include:
- Druidism, which is connected to the Celtic religion
- Shamanism, which is connected to living religions in America and Siberia
- Nordic and Germanic groups
- Romuva and Dievturība, from Lithuania and Latvia, which come from the old Baltic religion
The reason there are different Neopagan groups in Mexico that aren't involved with the ancient American traditions is that there are people born in Mexico whose ancestors are from other parts of the world, and they aim to restore the traditions of their ancestors. People's desire to know who they are and where they came from is often the main reason that they research these old traditions.
Neopaganism is more than an alternative religion, or an effort to reconstruct an old custom. It is a path of self-discovery, and the search for wisdom that comes from the ancestors. Neopagans aim to reconstruct and restore the traditions of these old tribes.
The predominant Germanic group of Mexico is called "La Hermandad Odinista del Sagrado Fuego", which means Odinist Brotherhood of the Sacred Fire. It is based on the values, traditions, and rites of the ancient tribes of Northern Europe.
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