Hellenismos Resources

So, it seems I’ve managed to become a respected figure in Hellenismos for some reason, hell if I know what I did to become entangled in that camp, being a Hedonist and practising a minority sect, but oh well. So here’s a list of resource material I’ve used to learn the basics, build my religious practises, and also are resources for ritual tools, statuary, music, etc…. A lot of the sources for ritual tools, supplies, etc…, include local stores in Southeast and Central Michigan, Northwest Ohio, and the Chicagoland area, and links may just be informative, not commercial.

On-line Resources
Books
Recommended Children’s Books
Statuary, Music, Etc…

On-line Resources

Books

  • Aesop’s Fables –I’ve had several translations since 1986/87, and currently have one released by Barnes & Noble Classics, with translation by V.S. Vernon Jones (1912) an an Introduction and Notes (including biographical) by D.L. Ashliman
  • Athanassakkis, Apostolos N. (translation and notes); Hesiod: Theogony, Works & Days, Shield of Herakles
  • Athanassakkis, Apostolos N. (translation and notes); The Homeric Hymns
  • Athanassakkis, Apostolos N. (translation and notes); The Orphic Hymns (out-of-print; new edition due in June 2013)
  • Buck, Robert J — A History of Boeotia
  • Burkert, Walter; Greek Religion
  • Campbell, Drew; Old Stones, New Temples (out of print; joining Hellenion gains one access to a complete PDF copy)
  • Halliday, W.R.; Greek Divination –link to on-line version
  • Herodotos, The Histories
  • Ovid, Metamorphosis
  • Ovid, Erotic Poems
  • Pindar; Odes
  • Plutarch; Lives —all of them
  • Roberts, W. Rhys — The ancient Boeotians and The coinage of Boeotia
  • Winter, Sarah Kate Istra; KHARIS: Hellenic Polytheism Explored

Recommended Children’s Books

  • Aesop’s Fables —due to Bowdlerisation of much Classical and classic literature from the late Victorian onward, there are a lot of somewhat Christianised versions. The version I have avoids Christianising the stories, and in spite of few illustrations, I think it’d be perfectly fine to read to children, but I don’t have kids
  • D’Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin – D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths
  • Evans, Lady Hestia; Mythology —kind of a novelty book with pop-up and pull-out pages, but I really love it. Recommended for children aged 8-12.

Statuary, Music, Etc…

Calendar resources are listed on the calendar page.

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