The worship of Thor until the 11th century in Ireland surprised me. While I knew there are the odd few psuedo-pagans today, I had no idea that formal pagan rituals were that recently in their original form. That’s only 900 years ago and I’m not sure why but that really surprises me. Today there are christians who believe in an actual an “Rapture”, Islamic Jihadists who believe that there will be 72 virgins waiting for them (though most probably the correct translation is white raisins not pure maidens). Anyway, while it is always a conscious choice what to believe in for some reason real paganism in the 11th century still surprises me.