(L&S p. 1786, right column). Lexicon entry for threskeia: θρησκ-εία, Ion. He was a giant and the father of Europa. Thalia or Thaleia (2) - one of the nine Mousai (Muses), daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, mother of the Korybantes by Apollon. 10) Know your opportunity (Καιρον γνωθι) Other terms often used interchangeably with Hellenic Polytheism are Hellenism, Hellenismos, Hellenic Reconstructionism, Dodekatheism, and Olympianism. We have historical evidence of many different festivals celebrated throughout ancient Greece; there were more than 30 annual city-wide festivals in Athens alone-and that’s not counting the offerings made by local religious associations or family groups. It was a great center for the worship of Amon, whom we associate with Zeus. I will now go more in depth in other important parts of Hellenic Polytheism! To say that Hellenismos is merely thriskeia is misleading because Hellenismos is not creedal but philosophical, in the highest sense of the term. Demeter taught his son, prince Triptolemos, agriculture, and she gave him seeds and a winged chariot drawn by serpents so that he might travel the world teaching this great gift. [83], "Olympianism" redirects here. Unlike the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), most ancient religions were not “revealed” ones, therefore we have no single authoritative text that we believe to be the word of our Gods. 2. spirit, strength. Τελεστικη τεχνη, ΤΕΛΕΣΤΙΚΗ ΤΕΧΝΗ) Tælæstiki Tækhni is "The Telestic Art. 145) As of middle-age – just (μεσος δικαιος) 49) Choose what is divine (Οσια κρινε) 103) Give a timely counsel (Βουλευου χρονω) 2. See Rómvos. Θεός, a "deity" + λῆψις, "attack of," as in a fever.) Thæí - (Theoi; Gr. 86) Judge incorruptibly (Αδωροδοκητος δικαζε) 35) Listen to everyone (Ακουε παντα) τύχη, ΤΎΧΗ) Tykhi is luck, fate, chance, or fortune. 30) Exercise nobility of character (Ευγενειαν ασκει) THE ANCIENT GREEK RELIGION IS A UNIVERSAL RELIGION, NOT AN ETHNIC RELIGION. θάρσος, L&S p. 785, left column) = Thárros (Gr. T - Illustrated Glossary of Hellenic Polytheism, BEING A DICTIONARY OR BRIEF ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HELLENISMOS, THE ANCIENT PAGAN GREEK RELIGION, HOME GLOSSARY RESOURCE ART LOGOS CONTACT, A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U and V W, X, and Y Z. Hellenes also believe in the distinct nature and personalities of their Gods and that not all Gods are one God or all Goddesses one Goddess, nor are they the same as any other Gods in their own or other pantheons. [8] The American group Elaion uses the term "Dodekatheism" (Greek: δώδεκα, dodeka, 'twelve' + θεϊσμός, theïsmós, 'belief in the gods') to describe their approach to the Hellenic religion, stating that the term "has been used for some time within and outside Greece to refer to ancient Greek religion and we feel that it is important for those of us outside Greece share a common name and identity with our co-religiosts in the homeland of our spirituality", and that the term 'Hellenism' is linked too closely in current use to the modern Greek nation. 115) Exercise (religious) silence (Ευφημιαν ασκει) Tithys or Tethys - (Gr. 23) Long for wisdom (Σοφιαν ζηλου) 93) Deal kindly with everyone (Φιλοφρονει πασιν) [ῡ in disyll. Θεογαμία, ΘΕΟΓΑΜΙΑ) Thæogamía is a festival of Íra (Hera; Gr. There are also agricultural holidays based upon harvest and planting cycles. 144) As a youth – self-disciplined (ηβων εγκρατης) It is also called Hellenic Polytheism, Hellenic Reconstructionist Paganism, or simply Hellenism. 84) Make just judgments (Κρινε δικαια) 2. ἀγαθὴ and κακὴ τ. names of two of the twelve regions. 56) Down-look no one (Υφορω μηδενα) Associated Press, Zeus Worshippers Demand Access to Temple. Heros: special category for Hellenism–humans or demigods at work in the world; Most important fall into the demi-god category: Herakles, Achilles, and Asklepios. spectator, opp. Ἀνδρεία, ΑΝΔΡΕΙΑ), meaning manliness or courage. [18] Some instead offer symbolic food of the animal that is sacrificed instead of the animal, often though not exclusively fruit, breads, or cakes. Πυθία), the priestess who was chosen to act as the voice of the Oracle of Apollohn at the God's sanctuary at Dælphi (Delphi; Gr. Tykhi is also personified as a Goddess; the Romans called her Fortuna. Ποσειδῶν, ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩΝ), for Poseithohn rules all the sea and the Middle Sky extending to the Moon. The 2004 Summer Olympics stirred up several disputes concerning Hellenic polytheistic religion. θεῖος means "divine" and ἀνήρ means "man.") Outside Greece, Hellenic religious organizations began to emerge around 1998, with some individuals claiming to have been engaging in some form of traditional practice since the 1970s.[55]. 29) Watch out for your enemies (Εχθρους αμυνου) (LD p. 1867, center column). 2. generally, envoy, sent to kings regarded as divine. Etym. Plural is Titánæs or Titans; Gr. 130) Do not begin to be insolent (Μη αρχε υβριζειν) 4) Respect your parents (Γονεις αιδου) Titánæs - (Titans; Gr. SPELLING: HellenicGods.org uses the Reuchlinian method of pronouncing ancient Greek, the system preferred by scholars from Greece itself. Incendere is the Latin word for incense. treatise on Grammar, D.T. 96) Benefit yourself (Σεαυτον ευ ποιει) [47], The first modern Hellenic temple dedicated to the Hellenic Gods was started in 1994 just outside Thessaloniki in the village of Oraiokastro and completed in 2009. 3. spirit, courage; personified, Passion, Emotion. Hellenic polytheism is an orthopraxic religion. For the Host to be hospitable and the guest to be hospitable in return. 97) Be courteous (Ευπροσηγορος γινου) Thrásos (Gr. Thargelia. θεοκρασία, ΘΕΟΚΡΑΣΙΑ) mingling with God, Iamb.VP33.240, Dam.Isid.5. ), - Theologus, (Lat. Tólma - (Gr. Fortuna. 2) Hesiod describes Typhaon as the result of the mating of Typhoeus with a terrible hurricane. 129) Respect yourself (Σεαυτον αιδου) 3 frenzy, madness, Vett.Val.210.4 (pl.). Theióhdohs. infr. Purification Mortós and Vrotós. Therefore, Kemetic, Canaanite, Hellenic, Roman, Celtic, Germanic, Baltic and Slavic Reconstructionists aim for the revival of historical practices and beliefs of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Canaan and Phoenicia, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, the Celts, the Germanic peoples, the Balts and the Slavs, respectively. Also, her being solely a mistress of magic and Goddess of Witches. 40) Foresee the future (Ορα το μελλον) THE BATTLE OF PARIS AND MENELAUS. 5. with gen. (or possess. Greek polytheist author Vlassis G. Rassias has written a popular series of books on "Christian persecutions against the Hellenes," and the "Church of the Hellenes" organization goes so far as to call for the wholesale extermination of Christianity,[59] while the Athens-based group Ellinais emphasizes "world peace and the brotherhood of man. thumiasdo), = θῡμἰιἀω (ed. This includes a dedication to the gods and a willingness to live by Hellenic principles. Theiótis - (Gr. It is not to be confused with, This article is about modern Greek polytheism. III. The seat of the Tripous is symbolic of the soul; the three legs symbolize the phallic or fertilizing ability of the three parts of soul. As for our worship and belief systems, Hellenismos is not a “book-based” system. (TTS XV p.10) In reality, this ancient word has many meanings, as can be seen in the lexicon entry, - Lexicon entry: θῡμός, ὁ, soul, spirit, as the principle of life, feeling and thought, esp. Σταθερότητα). [52][53], Hellenism originated in and is practiced in Greece and in other countries. The Labrys religious community has published a book. ἀναγκαία τύχη, as a paraphrase for Ἀνάγκη, Necessity, Fate. 2) Obey the law (Νομω πειθου) Etymology: Θεός [God] + Δίικη [Justice], thus, "the justice of God") Thæodikía is an explanation of why evil exists in a Kósmos in which the Gods are sovereign. To Trietericus, in Taylor). Soon afterwards, on 22 January 2007, the Hellenist group Ellinais held a ceremony at the historic Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens. Another temple, dedicated to Alexander and the Earth opened in the nearby village of Mesaia in 2019. 128) Do not trust wealth (Πλουτω απιστει) θεῖος ἀνήρ. Ἀπόλλων). 983b30; taken as type of a very old woman, prob. (TTS XV p. 10). Τοξότης,ΤΟΞΟΤΗΣ) Toxotis is the third month of the Mystery year, beginning November 21. [4] Additionally, subgroups within Hellenism have used a variety of names to distinguish branches focusing on specific schools of thought, or various different modern traditions. Θεῖος, ΘΕΙΟΣ) Theios means divine. Hi I'm glad to be here. This is in agreement with Farnell's The Cults of the Greek States Vol.5, p.178: "It appears also, from Ovid's account of them, that the Trieterica were always held in the winter. ( Log Out /  The ancient Greeks did not have a priestly class. joy or grief. Typhaon, Typhon, Typhoeus - There is confusion with these names: 1) Typhaon, called a monstrous plague to man, was given birth by Queen Hera alone, without it having a father, and then Hera gave him to the Python at Delphi. (L&S p. 1761, left column). Thæopháneia rarely occurs, even in the lives of the greatest of men. Teletai - mystical rites of initiation, for instance in Orphic teaching. (3) individual spiritual experience and intuition (“personal gnosis”). For example, Venus and Aphrodite are two separate goddesses from two separate pantheons and are not the same. 2) There was a centaur named Tháfmas. Hellenic Polytheism is a religion that follows and worships the deities of ancient Greece. As opposed to many common pagan religions, in most cases there are no specific conversion rituals, initiations, or oaths to swear. Then said Jupiter, "My daughter, you are rightly called wise; for unless what we do is useful, the glory of it is vain." We believe that it is both possible and desirable to practice ancient religions-albeit in modified form-in the modern world. [57] With branches also in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, their level of real world public activity, and actual membership levels, the Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes can be argued to be the defining lead organization for the public revival movement. 34) Shun what belongs to others (Αλλοτριων απεχου) [39] He refused, and suggested Valadi learn Greek and become the head of the sect himself. In ancient Greece, baby blessings, weddings, and funerals were usually handled by families, as they are in many traditional cultures and not clergy. The word is defined as three years, but the meaning is a bit unclear as some sources say alternate years; Athanassakis says this in his commentary to the hymns on p.129 (yet he cites the Homeric Hymn To Dionysos 1.11 "so shall mortals ever sacrifice perfect hecatombs to you at your feasts each three years.