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Gods and spirits
in Europe

There was a huge change in the way people thought in Europe when Christianity became popular from the 4th century AD. Before then, people believed in many different spirits of places like rivers, forests and the sky. Christianity was very different because it said that there was one god only.

Christianity was not the only religion: Islam spread from Africa into Spain in the 8th century and Judaism had been practiced in Europe since the time of the Roman Empire.

A map of Europe