«Gemma» by Dimitris Liantinis (1942-1998)

«Gemma» by Dimitris Liantinis (1942-1998)

A very important book that has become «classic» within the hellenic Community. Many people in Greece made their first contact with Hellenism through «Gemma». Thus, Liantinis marked their first step towards Hellenic tradition. But «Gemma» is also an outright hard slap in the face of modern greek society. Since 2013, „Gemma“ is also available in english language. We highly recommend it to those who seek their way to indigenous Hellenic culture and to those who want to understand why ethnic Hellenes are so critical to neo-Greek society. Together with Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997), Liantinis belongs to the few modern authors with a strong influence on contemporary Hellenismos. 

Dr. Liantinis was Professor at the Department of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Athens. In June 1998 he commited suicide. «Gemma» was his final work.

From Wikipedia:

Some people believe that Liantinis took his own life as a protest against what he saw as the lack of values in modern Greek society. In his last letter to his daughter he wrote: «My last act has the meaning of protest for the evil that we, the adults, prepare for the innocent new generations that are coming. We live our life eating their flesh. A very bad evil. My unhappiness for this crime kills me.»

Author: Dimitris Liantinis
Editor: Nikolitsa Georgopoulou-Liantini
Translator: Yiannis Tsapras
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: English
Pages: 262 pages


For more informations


Hellenic Ethnic Religion: Theology and Practice

Hellenic Council YSEE of America: Hellenic Ethnic Religion: Theology and Practice, New York 2018. (English translation of the original Greek publication Ελληνική Εθνική Θρησκεία: Θεολογία και Πράξις, Athens 2012).


«A brief but comprehensive work on the belief system and the practices of modern day practitioners of the Hellenic Ethnic Religion. Basic concepts about the Gods and the world are explained in simple terms. The actual rituals are translated from the Greek language for the use of the English speaking practitioner.»

44 pages about Hellenismos as practiced by the Supreme council of ethnic Hellenes (YSEE).

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Books about Hellenic genocide

Books about Hellenic cultural genocide

Bowersock, Glen W.: Hellenism in Late Antiquity, University of Michigan Press 1996.

Brown, Peter: Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire, University of Wisconsin Press 1992.

Chuvin, Pierre: A Chronicle of the Last Pagans, Harvard University Press 1990.

Dodds, E. R.: Pagan and Christian in an Age of Anxiety: Some Aspects of Religious Experience from Marcus Aurelius to Constantine, Cambridge University Press 1991.

Ellerbe, Helen: The Dark Side of Christian History, Morningstar & Lark 1995.

Foote, G. W.; Wheeler, J. M.: Crimes of Christianity, Kanya Books 1965 [1887].

Fox, Robin Lane: Pagans and Christians, Knopf Publisher 1987.

Freeman, Charles: The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason, Vintage 2005.

Freeman, Charles: A.D. 381: Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State, Overlook Press 2010.

Kirsch, Jonathan: God Against The Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism, Penguin 2005.

Lee, A. D.: Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook, Routledge Publisher 2015.

MacMullen, Ramsay: Christianizing the Roman Empire: A. D. 100-400, Yale University Press 1986.

MacMullen, Ramsay: Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries, Yale University Press 1999.

MacMullen, Ramsay; Lane, Eugene N.: Paganism and Christianity 100-425 C.E.: A Sourcebook, Fortress Press 1992.

Nixey, Catherine: The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World, Macmillan 2017.

O’Donnell, James J.: Pagans. The end of traditional Religion and the rise of Christianity, Ecco 2016.

Sauer, Eberhard: The Archaeology of religious hatred, Templus Publishing Ltd. 2003.

Trombley, Frank R.: Hellenic Religion and Christianization: C. 370-529, Brill Academic Publishers 2001.

Vallianatos, Evaggelos G.: The Passion of the Greeks: Christianity and the Rape of the Hellenes, Clock & Rose Press 2006.

Ancient texts

Malalas, John: The chronicle of John Malalas, translated by Elizabeth Jeffreys, Michael Jeffreys and Roger Scott, Brill Publishing 1986.

Marcellinus, Ammianus: The Later Roman Empire (A.D. 354-378), translated by Walter Hamilton, Penguin Classics 1986.

Prokopios, The secret history with related texts, translated by Anthony Kaldellis, Hackett Publishing 2010.

Sozomenus Hermias: The Ecclesiastical History Of Sozomen, translated by Edward Walford [1855], Kessinger Publishing 2010.

Zosimus, New History, translated by Ronald T. Ridley, Brill Publishing 2017.

Emperor Julian

Athanassiadi, Polymnia: Julian: An Intellectual Biography, Routledge publisher, 1992.

Browning, Robert: The Emperor Julian, University of California Press 1978.

Lieu, Samuel; Montserrat, Dominic: From Constantine to Julian: Pagan and Byzantine Views: A Source History, Routledge Publisher 1996.

Hypatia of Alexandria

Deakin, Michael A. B.: Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr, Prometheus Books 2007.

Dzielska, Maria: Hypatia of Alexandria, translated by F. Lyra, Harvard University Press 1996.

20 years YSEE

20 years YSEE

On the occasion of a celebratory event for the YSEE’s 20th anniversary in the cult room of Ethnic Hellenic Religion at Athens on July 15, founding members of YSEE gave numerous speeches about important events during the first years of battle, reflected on what has been achieved over this 20-year period and formulated collective goals for the next years. Speakers included the Secretary of YSEE Vlassis G. Rassias, High Priestess Elena Petri and the Representative of the Mythological Laboratory for Children Amelia Mathe. Konstantinos Malliaros, an other member of YSEE, closed his speech about Rehellenization by saying: «This means that we need to change radically our mentality from the way the system has programmed us to think.»

Here you can find some photographs of the event: https://www.ysee.gr/index.php?type=d&f=ysee20

«Prometheia» and the discreditation of Hellenismos

Few days ago some people in Greece celebrated the so-called «Promitheia» on mount Olympus. Now greek news agencies try to link Hellenismos with this new age festival. So let’s get things straight: Hellenismos has nothing to do with the so-called «Promitheia» or other new age or para-christian festivals celebrated by New agers, Nationalists and UFO-cultists in Greece. Hellenismos is not plastic laurel wreaths, kitsch chitons or white bedsheets, fakelore and reenactment. If anything, contemporary Hellenismos is the result of a serious attempt to revitalize indigenous Hellenic tradition as a way of functioning in everyday life on both the personal and collective levels.
But the ridiculization of indigenous traditions is not only a hellenic problem. There are many examples that show that this is a phenomenon that takes different forms across the globe. To be honest, we are not overly concerned about the activities of the spiritual branches of the current cultural imperialism. For these are the dog days of a collapsing world system.

Hellenic Religion supports Romuva


The Parliament of Lithuanian Republic

Gedimino ave. 53,

LT-01109 Vilnius,





The Ministry of Justice

Gedimino ave. 30,

LT-01104 Vilnius,





Athens, Greece, May the 20th, 2017

Dear Sirs,

We, the legal body of the Hellenic Ethnic Religion, herewith express our full support to the appeal of Romuva, the legal body of the Ancient Baltic Religion for state recognition by the Parliament (Seimas) of the Lithuanian Republic, as part of the Lithuanian historical, spiritual and social heritage.

The fundamental principles of Romuva faith are fostering the high moral principles of respect to ancestors and ancestral values, peaceful social life, harmony between the nature and the humanity, the protection of all forms of life, and, as all the ethnic religions of Old Europe do, a life of what, us the Hellenes, call Arete (Virtue).

Just as the Hellenic Ethnic Religion, Romuva is by no means a «neo-pagan movement» or a «new religious movement». It belongs to the category of religions that the Religious Studies of the last 150 years name «ethnic» and «indigenous», as it consistently refers to the recorded in the historical sources ancient Lithuanian traditions and, most importantly, to the living tradition of the indigenous religion, values and symbols, carried forward from generation to generation through the customs, songs, folklore and polyphonic ritual singing – sutartines. Romuva promotes the ancient Baltic Religion, cherishing in our days the

traditional culture of the ancient Baltic ethnii as a spiritual, cultural and social heritage.

Sincerely yours,

Vlassis G. Rassias

General Secretary – The Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes (YSEE)