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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Learning Modern Greek

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Today I wanted to talk about learning modern Hellenic as a Hellenic polytheist. Not Ancient Hellenic, but New Hellenic, and why I think it is important, and perhaps more important for Hellenic polytheists than learning Ancient Hellenic.

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Apollon’s MDT – Day 07: Names & Epithets (2)

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Today comes the second part of the seventh topic of this Month of Devotional Thought, the epithets and cult titles of Apollon. I split this topic from the first post since the discussion of the etymology of Apollon’s name already took up so much space, that I felt it necessary to make a separate post to deal with His many epithets. Now, since He has so many epithets, this will hardly be an exhaustive list. However, the study of epithets is a very important and useful tool to truly understand how a Deity was honoured in Antiquity, what Their functions are, Their domains, what places They are connected to, etc. This may be even more useful than the study of Their mythology, as it relates to the actual worship rather than just the stories told about Them.

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Apollon’s MDT – Day 31: Tips for Newbies

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Today would normally be the final day of the Month of Devotional Thought, as there are 31 topics. We’re already pouring over into October since September only has 30 days, and we’ll be pouring over a bit more tomorrow and the day after that to accommodate the discussion of epithets and some more festivals I wished to discuss. But on this day I will be giving some tips for newbies, as the title suggests.

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Apollon’s MDT – Day 30: Interesting UPG

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Today is going to be a very short topic, as I am supposed to talk about any UPG I may have on Apollon. Yet, as I have stated before, I do not really have any personal relationship with Him at all and have no UPG or personal revelation that He shared with me.

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