Contemporary Hellenismos – Origin and History

The text makes no claim to completeness and is intended to provide a general overview of the course of Hellenismos through the centuries.

Minoan civilization (Greek culture and religion is Minoan-Mycenaean in origin.)

Mycenaean civilization (Precursor of classical Greek culture and religion.)

Archaic Greece (Homeros, Hesiodos, Hylozoism, Pre-socratic Philosophers like Xenophanes, Heraclitus and Parmenides etc.)

Classical Greece (Platonism, Aristotelianism etc.)

Hellenistic Greece (Epicureanism, Stoicism, Pyrrhonism etc.)

Late Antiquity (Flavius Claudius Julianus, Sallustius, Sopatros, Hypatia, Proclus, Damascius, Simplicius of Cilicia etc.; ethnocide of the Hellenes.)

Early Middle Ages (Forced conversion of the last Hellenes of Laconia, Hellenes of Mani Peninsula from «950» until «988» CE.)

Middle Ages (Georgios Gemistos-Plethon and his Hellenic circle, Juvenalius, Manilius Marullus, Demetrios Ralles Kabakes etc.)

Early Modern Age (Michael Marullus, the Hellenic «Stratioti», Hilysios Kallentzis Renaissance, Nikolaos Politis, Thomas Taylor, Louis Menard, Hellenic Jacobins of the Ionian Islands from «1797»-«1799», the cult of Demeter in the village Eleusis near Athens until «1801».)

Today (First public Hellenic hieropraxy in modern Greece in «1987»; revitalization of Hellenismos; Coalition of ethnic Hellenes in Greece; founding of the Supreme Council of ethnic Hellenes or YSEE «for the Preservation and Restoration of the genuine Hellenic Tradition», Hellenic workshops for children, chapters of the Supreme Council in many Greek cities, Cyprus and the USA etc.; founding of the philosophical organisation «Hekatevolos» in Athens by the YSEE, founding of the LABRYS-Community. Founding of the DIIPETES, the first ethnic Hellenic magazine in modern Greece, and the European Congress of Ethnic Religions – ECER. Restoration of the Hellenic religion, orthopraxy and ethos at the end of the «20th» century. Fight for the recognition of Hellenismos by the state. Recognition of Hellenismos unter the name «Hellenic ethnic religion» by the Greek state in «2017». Presentation of Hellenismos at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in «2018». Explaining the Hellenic worldview and defending Hellenismos against its appropriation and distortion by ideologies and new religious movements; combating anti-Hellenism. Increasing rehabilitation of Hellenismos in modern Greek society. Vlassis G. Rassias, Timothy Jay Alexander etc.)

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