'Amr-Athtar Yunajjam (P.V.D)

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Location United Kingdom
Introduction The namesake of this blog, wathanism (from the Arabic word for idol, wathan), is the popular and unofficial term for Arabian polytheistic reconstructionism among online pagan circles, but as a personal preference I call the religion 'Ibadat al-Alihah or 'Worship of the Gods' or simply arwahiyya, 'animism'. Arabian polytheism has an animistic approach to Semitic theology, with the emphasis on the superiority of fate; the natural world and supernatural forces, which appealed to me spiritually.' The word 'wathanism' which only translates to 'imageism' is sparse terminology and does it no justice. Additionally, I want to make it clear that Arabian polytheism is a branch of the ancient Semitic religions and NOT derived from the Vedic religion or Hinduism and the Allah of the Muslims is NOT a 'moon god'. I also use the loose terms 'Arab' and 'pagan' here to refer to the Semitic inhabitants of the Arabian peninsula who practised a polytheistic religion. N.B. This blog is a constant work-in-progress so please do forgive the grammatical errors and slightly poor writing, I have often been updating this from a tablet! Constructive criticism is welcome.
Interests Arabic language, Semitic topics, Cushitic topics, Middle Eastern culture, Polytheism, Paganism, Pre-Islamic history, Persian topics, Anthropology, Herbalism, Eastern culture
Favorite Books Kitab al-Aghani, Hamasah, Kitab al-Asnam, The Mu'allaqat, Arabia and the Arabs, 1000 and 1 Nights, The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Legend of Keret, The Baal Cycle, Shams al-Ma'arif wa Lata'if al-'Awarif