Category Archives: Hellenismos

Hair and hair-binding in pre-Classical Greece

I’ve been doing a lot of research on hair-binding lately, as a way of exploring and strengthening my commitment. After discussing the subject with a few other Hellenic polytheists, I have decided to share the product of my study with you … Continue reading

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The Orphic Hymn to Artemis

As part of my project to record some of my favourite ancient texts in the original language and pronunciation, today I am sharing with you the Orphic Hymn to Artemis. After the Hymn to Hypnos, the Hymn to Artemis was … Continue reading

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The Orphic Hymn to Hypnos in Ancient Greek

When I committed to following the Gods back in early 2014, one of the first things I did was learn the Orphic hymns. I needed a devotional activity that I could do every day, but that didn’t require much time, and … Continue reading

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Building kharis

One of my favourite things about Hellenismos is the concept of kharis. Kharis, in Ancient Greek, can be translated as joy, grace, and kindness. To me, it’s when your inner happiness is so radiant that it bubbles out and touches … Continue reading

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What do Hellenic polytheists believe, anyway?

If I asked you what Hellenic polytheists believe, what would you reply? “Well, duh. You believe in Zeus and the other Greek Gods.” Yes. Zeus, Apollon, Aphrodite, Athena, Hercules, Homer and the Iliad, Plato, Socrates – all those are part of … Continue reading

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Prayer in Hellenismos

I posted this on a forum a short while ago and thought I would share on here. The question was: “What does prayer mean to you?” In my religion there are two types of prayer: formal and informal. (I’m pretty … Continue reading

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What kind of Hellenic polytheist are you?

Fun fact: the Ancient Greeks didn’t have a word for “religion”. In those days, religion, culture, philosophy, society and everyday life were so closely entwined that it was almost impossible to differentiate one from another. Though this is an interesting … Continue reading

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