Autochthonous, Indigenous, Ethnic, Native, Hellenic

The terms “Autochthonous,” “Indigenous” and “Native” have been used and are still used in literature and in the academic discourse to designate Hellenic culture, ancient and contemporary. Furthermore they are used to address single components of Hellenic culture such as religion (“polytheism”), music, language or architectural style. They are also self-chosen terms by ethnic Hellenes. … Autochthonous, Indigenous, Ethnic, Native, Hellenic weiterlesen

Common Hellenism

When we take a closer look at the Greek or Hellenic people, we see a vibrant culture that manifests itself in a variety of different ways at the individual, local, and state levels. There are different dances, musical styles, ceremonies, superstitions, fairy tales, cultures of memory, family structures and unique traditions forged by historical experiences. … Common Hellenism weiterlesen

Toutâ Galation offers platform to Genocide denier

The Gaulish polytheist organization Toutâ Galation invited the pagan YouTuber and Genocide denier “Aliakai” to speak at their this year's Touta Galation Conference. “Aliakai” is known in the Hellenic community for culturally appropriating Hellenic tradition and spreading false information about Hellenic collectives. In the past, “Aliakai” has used an ethnocentric rhetoric in order to discredit … Toutâ Galation offers platform to Genocide denier weiterlesen

Another pagan deception or Colonialism is in vogue

A relatively new pagan con is on its way, it's called “Hellenic Herald” and it is coming for your money. As always in cases like this, the label here is quite simply fraudulent.[1] For the trained eye, it is easy to see through their facade.[2] The lack of knowledge about the difference between a “Hellenic … Another pagan deception or Colonialism is in vogue weiterlesen

Romaic anti-Hellenism Strikes Again

YSEE shared on May 8 a photo of little Antiochos' naming ceremony in Athens. As expected, anti-Hellenic comments were not long in coming. While some Romioi made fun of the Hellenic religion, others did not miss the opportunity to make comments like «fascism make us laugh» or write something about «expired pharmaceuticals.» Again: all these … Romaic anti-Hellenism Strikes Again weiterlesen

Hellenische Religion, Polytheismus und Kosmotheismus

Fällt der Begriff «hellenische Religion», denken die meisten Menschen an einen bunten Götterhimmel, spannende Geschichten, Monster, Heroen. Polytheismus. Aber die hellenische Religion ist nicht nur «Polytheismus». Mittlerweile vermeide ich es bewusst, den Begriff «Polytheismus» in den Mund zu nehmen, da er von befremdlichen Klischees umlagert wird. Außerdem vermeide ich es, mich als «Polytheist» zu bezeichnen. … Hellenische Religion, Polytheismus und Kosmotheismus weiterlesen

Ares: No Personification Of Anything

The pagan distortion of Hellenism happily continues as during the dark ages. In her video about the god Ares, pagan colonialist and Genocide denier «Aliakai» demonstrates, once again, her inability to distinguish between myth and cult, which is not surprising considering the fact that she knows Hellenism only from the outside, mainly through Hollywood and … Ares: No Personification Of Anything weiterlesen

Cultural Appropriation in Neopagan and New Age Religions: A Conversation (Video)

Harvard Divinity School: Center for the Study of World Religions. The event took place on December 1, 2021. «So cultural appropriation, the notion of cultural appropriation is itself rooted in consumer capitalism and in a Western notion that culture can be owned. That it is an object a commodity that can be owned. The second … Cultural Appropriation in Neopagan and New Age Religions: A Conversation (Video) weiterlesen

Louis Ménard: Religions and Sociopolitical Structures

Following are excerpts from «Du Polythéisme hellénique» by Louis Ménard (Paris: Charpentier, 1863). Louis Ménard (1822-1901) was a French religious scholar, historian and chemist, socialist revolutionary and Hellenist. He took part in the February revolution of 1848 and discovered collodion. He was buried according to Hellenic custom. Translated by Stilian Korovilas. The diversity of peoples … Louis Ménard: Religions and Sociopolitical Structures weiterlesen

Cultural pretenders and academia

The problem of identity fraud or pretenders is not peculiar to Hellenism: more or less all indigenous traditions face the stereotyping and commercialization of their identity by individuals who seek to profit in several ways from consumers who in turn are chasing the «ancient atmosphere,» the exotic, the foreign, the alien's otherness just out of … Cultural pretenders and academia weiterlesen