On the Burial at the Sanctuary of Zeus Lykaios

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Today I wanted to share some thought concerning the recent excavation of a burial underneath the Altar of Zeus Lykaios, an ashen altar built up of many, many centuries since prehistoric times on Mount Lykaion in Arkadia, Hellas. For those who haven’t heard about it yet, here is an article about it. Continue reading

A Month of Devotional Thought: Hebe

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The marriage of Herakles and Hebe, the bridal pair is accompanied by Eros and Hymenaios. (Source: Theoi.com)

Today comes the second post in the Month of Devotional Thought series, this time about Hebe (Ἥβη). She is a cupbearer of the Gods, Goddess of Youth, and when Herakles (Ἡρακλῆς) ascended to Olympos (Ὄλυμπος) and took his place among the Blessed Gods, Zeus gave her hand to him in marriage. The Romans identified her with thjeir Goddess IuventāsLet’s have a closer look at her, shall we?

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A Month of Devotional Thought: Enyo

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The first of my blog posts about lesser known deities will be about Enyo (Ἐνυώ). She is a Goddess of War who is closely associated with Ares (Ἄρης). She delights in bloodshed and the destruction of cities, and chooses no sides; she revels in all slaughter and destruction equally. The Romans identified her with their Goddess Bellōna, and also with the Phrygian/Anatolian Goddess Ma (Μᾶ). Continue reading

A Month of Devotional Thought

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This post isn’t going to be too long, I am merely going to explain something I will be doing this month. Galina over at Gangleri’s Grove has suggested that during the month of August people write a blogpost a day on a specific deity, each day about something else in connection to the deity in question. You can find the information concerning this proposal in this blog post of Galina’s. Continue reading

On the Worship of Kronos

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Today, since it’s the time for the Kronia festival in the Classical Attic calendar that most Hellenic polytheists use (in greater or lesser degree), I thought it would be a good time to talk about the worship of Kronos. Because sometimes people, mainly newbies, are utterly surprised that Kronos is actually worshipped, as he is usually imagined an absolute villain, cast into Tartaros forever. Also, in more recent times, Percy Jackson might have something to do with these perceptions. So let’s dive in, shall we?

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Has the tomb of Aristoteles been found?

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Today some archaeological news. A Hellenic archaeologist, Kostas Sismanidis, has claimed to have identified the tomb of Aristoteles in Stageira, Aristoteles’ birthplace. The announcement was made at the Aristotle 2400 Years World Congress. Let’s have a look at the facts.

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