Last Original Pagans in Europe - The Unbroken Mari
Mari Traditional Wedding
The following anthropological documentary is of a Mari traditional wedding between an Orthodox Mari woman and a Pagan Mari man. The pagan faith of the Mari or more appropriately the Mari native religion is the sole surviving religion predating the christianization of Europe. It remains in a pocket within Russia in the Republic of Mari El. The wedding ceremony featured in this video showcases the many deeply rooted pagan traditions still alive in the modern day as well as their deep respect for nature.
The Mari native faith is an unbroken lineage which has survived to this very day, coexisting with Orthodoxy for over a millennium.