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Monday, November 10th, 2008
11:47 am
Current Members?
I would like to start using this group again for Hellenion, and was wondering how many of the current members are also members of Hellenion?

Bouleutai of Hellenion; Epistates
Friday, April 4th, 2008
10:53 pm
x-posted: aphrodite question

does she operate spontaneously,
or does she have things in mind for those with whom she toys?

i've been pondering this for a day or two. just wondering what to think. :/

Current Mood: confused
Monday, December 10th, 2007
2:20 am
Hello everyone! I'm your newest member (I hope). I must admit upfront that although I am polytheist, I follow the Roman traditions, not the Greek. Nonetheless, the Romans borrowed much of their, and now my, religion, rites, customs, et cetra from the Greeks. As such, you will forgive me as I prefer the Roman names.

Anyway, I have joined and am writing this as I am interested in connecting with other polytheists who share similar beliefs as I. So no Wiccans please :P

Current Mood: sleepy
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
1:44 pm
Is there anyone in California that is going to build a Hellenoin groups (proto or otherwise) here in California?
Monday, March 19th, 2007
5:05 pm
first child
I thought I would share my wife and I are going to have a child born to us. It is our first.
Saturday, March 10th, 2007
6:50 pm
Poll on Humankind

I've just posted a poll to my journel and I would really, really appreciate it if people answered it.  It may seem that I'm joking but the existence and purpose of humankind has long been a subject I've dwelt on, indeed some people might even call it an obsession.  I do value the opinions and insights of those on my FL and so would really like to see your opinions.  You may also comment as you will as well.  

This is for an article which I'm thinking of doing.



Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
8:50 pm
x-posted to _hellenismos_
So I'm doing this monthly honor bit for the 12 major gods... and I was sort of struck with a bit of a dilemma.

If you were making a personal sacrifice, what would you give to
-Hades & Persephone

Please please help. XD;
Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
11:00 pm

   I’m in an unfortunate work situation right now and I was wondering if anybody had a ritual or sacrifice that they find effective for resolving this kind of thing. I’m in the habit of sacrificing a large coin by the roadside from time to time as an informal gesture of appreciation to Hermes, but generally I’m not a daily ritual kind of guy. What would you recommend for finding favour in seeking a better job or improving things in an existing job?


Thursday, December 1st, 2005
12:03 am
Do you celebrate Saternalia or Brumalia?  If so you celebrate it on Dec. 17th or on the actual winter solstice?

Feel free to share your seasonal traditions with the rest of us.  :o)
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
3:29 pm
I always thought Io was pronounced eee-oh but I recently saw somewhere online where someone noted that it's pronounced yo.

Which is it?

Feel free to drop any sites with pronunciation guides, I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs a little direction.  :o)
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
12:59 pm
Does anyone know of a connection between the Titan Krius and Pan? Other than the fact that Krius is associated with the ram?
Monday, November 7th, 2005
8:22 pm
Hi.... I'm new, obviously. ...I had a few questions... I kinda feel weird posting here 'cause I'm sort of exploring religions. Christianity doesn't feel right to me right now... Sorry if I sound like an indecisive little kid (maybe 's 'cause I am an indecisive little kid XD) but I wanted to ask people who actually know what they're talking about. :0

my story.Collapse )

yeah. I don't know what to do. :\ thanks if you read this.

Current Mood: weird
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
2:55 pm
I once saw a table of symbols associated with the Hellenic (or was it roman) gods; two of them - the symbols for male - the circle with the arrow, and the symbol for female, the circle with teh cross, represent Mars and Venus, or Ares and Aphrodite. Does anyone know of these symbols?

Were these alchemical symbols? Or were they used in a pre christian context?
Friday, September 16th, 2005
11:35 pm
The afterlife?
So, what does everyone believe about the afterlife?

Do you believe in metampsychosis (reincarnation)?

Or do you believe that once you die, your fate will be to rest in Hades forever?

Or apotheosis, becoming one with the Gods?

Or do you think the soul disappears entirely?

Does every Hellenist have their own theory?  Do organizations like Hellenion have a statement of belief about the afterlife (still looking)?
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
10:11 pm
What does your altar look like?  Do you have several?  Post photos if you're able!

I'm just a neophyte, but I've put together a small, simple altar that I think works well.

Here's mine.Collapse )

Current Mood: curious
Friday, September 9th, 2005
3:33 pm
Are there any online copies of Drew Campbell's Old Stones, New Temples?

If you know of any place I might purchase a copy, please tell!

I'm all Googled out.  :(
Wednesday, August 31st, 2005
5:02 pm
Prayer ritual for Katrina victims
Cc'ed from Hellenion member emailing list....

I propose the following:

People here at 7pm each day--their time zone or CST, where most of the
damage occurred--do a libation or a prayer offering for those who were
and are victims of Hurricane Katrina. I'm choosing 7 because it's
Apollo's number and he is a god of healing.

If people don't know what to do, they say the following and offer
incense or a libation:

"Khairete, oi theoi/(o gods), please have mercy and compassion upon
those who suffered in the hurricane and give quick speed to the rescue
missions as well as the rebuilding of the cities harmed."

If you are unable to offer the incense or libation at that time, feel
free to just say the prayer.

If you come up with something else to do, feel free to post it here.
If you do this at all, please post.

I plan to do so myself. People are welcome to join me. I hope that you do.

If you wish to take practical means as well as prayer, follow the
links below to make a donation, or give blood to your local Red Cross.



Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
9:15 am
(x-posted from my journal to hellenion, elaion, and hellenismos

Commodus: You wrote me once that the four virtues of a man were wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance. As I read this I knew I had none of them. But I have ambition, that can be a virtue sometimes, resourcefulness, courage, maybe not on the battlefield but there are many forms of courage, and devotion, to my family, to you. But none of my virtues were on your list..

The ancient Greek Philosophers such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle studied the traditional ethics of their society and came up with a set of virtues or habits of character that were pretty much universally agreed upon. In Hellas, virtue or arete meant excellence, especially excellence regarding the end or goal of a thing. The excellence of a knife is the cutting and how well it did that. The excellence of a human being is the fulfilling of a human's end or goal. So they looked at what characteristics made someone excellent in their society. Read more...Collapse )
Sunday, May 8th, 2005
9:07 pm
Southeastern Hellenic Group Forming -- crosspost
Sorry in advance for the spamming, I am just trying to get the word out.


Anyway, for any of you that are interested in or practicising the Hellenic/Greek religion and you live in Southeast United States, I invite you to join either (or both) of the two groups we have created:

The Yahoo Group:

And a sister Livejournal group (for those so inclined):

We are a group hoping to bring together Hellenes of the Southeastern United States. The actual explicit intentions of the group are still defining themselves, but we hope that this can grow to be a good place for community, networking, possible meet-ups, discussion, and the exchange of knowledge between those interested in or working the path of Greek religious spirituality (be it Hellenic Reconstructionism to other various forms of Hellenic polytheism). We also hope to perhaps one day do ritual(s) together as well, even perhaps form a Demos. We shall see.

Thanks and we hope to see you!

Nicole, a moderator of se_hellenes
Monday, January 3rd, 2005
2:06 pm
Well, time to clean out the personal library. If you're interested in any of the following books, please let me know:

Old Stones, New Temples. Drew Campbell. $10.
Greek Religion. Burkert. $10.
Greek Way of Life. Garland. $7.
Greek Way of Death. Garland. $7.
Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece. Adkins/Adkins. $10.
Greek Folk Religion. Nilsson. $5.
Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World. $7.
Witchraft and Magic in Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome. $7.
Triumph of the Moon. Hutton. $7.
The New Pagans. Holzer. $5.
Pagan and Christian Mysteries. Joseph Campbell. $5.
Violence and the Sacred, Girard. $5.
Pagans and Christians, DeZerenga. $5.
Sallustius: Concerning the Gods and the Universe. $5.
Cicero, The Nature of the Gods. $5.
Magic in the ancient World. Graf. $7.
Ancient Mystery Cults, Burkert. $5.
World of Athens. The Joint Association of Classical Teachers. $10.
Athenian Popular Religion. Mikalson. $7
Prologomena to the Study of Greek Religion, Harrison. $7.
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