Εις μνήμην του Βλάσση Ράσσια

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It is sad news that I bring you today. YSEE, one of the main Hellenic polytheistic organisations in Hellas announced yesterday the unexpected passing away of Vlassis Rassias, one of their leaders and co-founders. Vlassis Rassias has been a tireless force for the promotion of Hellenic polytheism, fighting against discrimination and for official recognition by the Hellenic government. He published many books on Hellenic polytheism, though sadly not all are available in English. While I didn’t always agree with Vlassis Rassias or YSEE, I never doubted his commitment to his Gods and the Hellenic religion, or his knowledge and experience. His passing is a great loss to the Hellenic polytheistic community. May Hermes Psykhopompos guide him to the House of the Host of Many, and may he find succour in the Asphodel Fields. Μπορεί να τον οδηγήσει ο Ερμής Ψυχόπομπος στο Δώμα του Πολυδέγμονος, και μπορεί να βρεί ηρεμίαν στα Ασφοδελά Πεδία.

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Vlassis Rassias.

Έρρωσο.

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Today’s post was prompted by a recent discussion I had in a Facebook group I recently joined, which was about a group to discuss Germanic polytheism, though open to other polytheists as well. The discussion concerned homosexuality, and it was pretty much a show of why Germanic polytheism can have a bad name, and why reconstructionism as a method to rebuild our ancient traditions is so often unjustly derided as being static, and basically being re-enactment. Let me explain. Continue reading

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