Do the Hellenic Gods exist?

This text is a translated excerpt taken from the book “Γεννήθηκα Έλληνας: Δεκατέσσερα πολυθεϊστικά κείμενα” (“I was born Greek: Fourteen polytheistic articles”, 8th ed., Athens 2003) by the epicurean author and publisher Marios Verettas. Source of the English version: “Do the Hellenic Gods Exist ? Υπάρχουν οι Έλληνες Θεοί;;” Published with the permission of Marios … Do the Hellenic Gods exist? weiterlesen

The books of Vlassis G. Rassias

Throughout the years, many people have asked me if the books of the late Vlassis G. Rassias are available in English. The answer is No. His books have not been translated in English yet. And I don't know when or if they ever will. To date, 25 of his books are available but only in … The books of Vlassis G. Rassias weiterlesen

A fair journalistic coverage of Hellenismos

Illustration from «Illustrerad verldshistoria utgifven av E. Wallis. volume I»: Sacrifice at a monument. 1875. Commons Wikimedia. Public domain. There are some individuals on the internet, journalists and bloggers, who write about Hellenismos, since it seems to become an increasingly interesting subject to investigate. Many of these people make claims about Hellenismos and describe us … A fair journalistic coverage of Hellenismos weiterlesen

The absurd fruits of Neopagan intolerance

In the eyes of spiritual colonialists, Hellenes or other ethnicities who don't live up to Neopagan expectations but, stubborn they are, continue to live according to their own culture and therefore they have no interest in assimilation into the Occident, are... «folkists» or even «racists» (though the concept of «race» is alien to Hellenismos, whatever). … The absurd fruits of Neopagan intolerance weiterlesen

Michael Tarchaniota Marullus (1458-1500): Hymn to Hermes

Marullus wrote his hymn to Hermes in the Latin exile, after his fatherland, Constantinople, fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Marullus was a poet and stratioti-soldier who fought in the Crimea against the Ottoman Turks. Many members of his family died in the battle field fighting for the freedom of the Peloponnes. He is … Michael Tarchaniota Marullus (1458-1500): Hymn to Hermes weiterlesen

The goddess Hekate

Vlassis G. Rassias: «Η ΘΕΑ ΕΚΑΤΗ», in Rassias (Κείμενα), March 2015, last time checked: August 15, 2020. This is the translation of the original Greek text about the goddess Hekátē in excerpts. THE GODDESS HEKATE Moon goddess of the secret knowledge, of transitions and changes, which has power over the sky, the earth, the sea, … The goddess Hekate weiterlesen

7 articles about the alleged whiteness of Greek statues

1. Margaret Talbot: The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture, in: The New Yorker, October 22, 2018, last time checked: June 17, 2020. 2. Sarah Bond: Whitewashing Ancient Statues: Whiteness, Racism And Color In The Ancient World, in: Forbes, Apr 27, 2017, last time checked: June 17, 2020. 3. Sarah E. Bond: Why We Need … 7 articles about the alleged whiteness of Greek statues weiterlesen

Olympic Games that are not Olympic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdM9bwG6Qfk There has been a great deal of comments in recent days on the «Olympic Games 2020» and the «Lighting ceremony» in ancient Olympia. I would like to take this opportunity to make once and for all clear: this charade has nothing to do with Hellenic culture. We Hellenes like theater, but our rites are … Olympic Games that are not Olympic weiterlesen

The destruction of a 3000-year-old rock painting

Unknown persons have destroyed a 3000-year-old rock painting of the Thracians on the Pangaion (municipality in the region of Kavala, eastern Makedonia). The destruction of the famous rock painting on the mountain, on which the popular Pangaion monastery is located today, was discovered by accident by the botanist Giannis Zalidas who made the photos you … The destruction of a 3000-year-old rock painting weiterlesen

Offerings and colours of the gods

Labrys: «Κατάλογος προσφορών» (December 3, «2009»), from: Labrys (Texts), as consulted online on January 25, «2012». Complementary source (with the primary/ancient sources): Labrys: «Ελληνικός Πολυθεϊσμός: Οικιακή Λατρεία», p. 46-63, Athens 2014 (eng. Labrys: Hellenic Polytheism: Vol. I: Household Worship, Athens 2014). The corresponding planets, weekdays, Platonic solids, elements, virtues, gemstones and precious metals have not … Offerings and colours of the gods weiterlesen