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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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History’s Oldest Songs: What did Ancient Music sound like?

Music, in my opinion, is one of the most amazing things human beings have created. It has the power to make us feel happy, sad, roused, calm, to tell a story, to bring back memories, all through a limited number … 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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10 reasons why I bind (tie up) my hair

I bind my hair. That means that whenever I am out of my oikos, or whenever I am around people who don’t belong to my oikos, I tie my hair up. It was a decision influenced by my religion; however, I … 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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Reading of the Odyssey in reconstructed Ancient Greek pronunciation

I found this while browsing YouTube videos and it brought tears to my eyes within the first few seconds. There’s something so emotional, and yet so relaxing, about hearing these words as they were pronounced 2500 years ago. It makes me … Continue reading

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