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Hellenismos at twelve years old: my experience as a teenage Pagan

Many people become interested in Paganism or Wicca in their teenage years. Whether it’s because they’re unsatisfied with their current religion, have always felt drawn to pre-Christian beliefs but only now have access to the information, think magick and Percy Jackson are “cool”, or … Continue reading

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Mother Thetis

I haven’t been writing much lately because, as I mentioned in another post, I’ve been very busy and I’m also working towards a deadline on my novel (I’m aiming to finish part 1 of 3 before October). I will eventually … Continue reading

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Skipping Stones across the Styx

It’s dark down here. It smells of dank earth and algae that creep up the banks of the river Styx like mould. Mud squelches under my feet. With my toes I test the shoreline, tentatively skimming the surface of the water … Continue reading

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To Recon or not to Recon?

That, at least among modern polytheists, is the question. It is also the main difference between Wicca/eclectic Paganism and the belief systems of Hellenismos, Kemeticism, Asatru or Celtic reconstructionism. While the former focus on a connection with the Earth and are … Continue reading

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Memories of a friend who believed in the Quran

(I had a whole post lined up and ready to be written for the letter Q in this week’s Pagan Blog Project but a series of events changed my mind, and I feel that I need to write about them and the topic they … Continue reading

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Lessons from Patroklos: Respect your Fate and Honour the Dead

If I had to pick one favourite character in the Iliad, it would be Patroklos. His story is the most poignant, marks a turning point in the epic, and as a Hellenic polytheist, there is much to learn from it. Patroklos … Continue reading

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Opening up to Signs and Omens

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. You’re lying in bed, unable to fall asleep – you’re hot, your head aches, and it’s impossible for you to swallow without a burning sensation in your throat. All you want to do is … Continue reading

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