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[PBP2013] Family

Family is central to Hellenismos, which certainly creates an odd situation for those who haven’t one. Some people are estranged from their parents and siblings (that would include myself), and others aren’t married and / or can’t have children by … Continue reading

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I Believe

I believe that there are multiple deities, each Their own personage with autonomy from each Other, and agency in the world. I believe the mythology of Hellas has the finest poetic understanding of the origin of the universe. I believe … Continue reading

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[What's That?] Altars and Shrines

Pagans and polytheists, at least in my experiences, differ in this way (amongst others): The former mostly maintains altars, the latter mostly maintains shrines. BUT RUADHÁN, AREN’T THOSE JUST TWO DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING? No. Here’s why: An … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Hellenistai Wiki

So, just out of curiosity, am i the only one who’s noticed that the Wiki at http://wiki.hellenistai.com has been unuseable for a couple months? Yeah, didn’t think so (but if I’m wrong, please say something). Long story short, DreamHost offers … Continue reading

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Athene & the Elephant

(This just sort of came to me a couple days or so ago, and so I wrote it down. As best as i can tell, I can’t connect it to ancient ideas and [dare I say?] beliefs, so take this … Continue reading

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Demetre and the Palace of Kadmos

When I C&P’d that section at the beginning of the first of my posts about Demetre, I was immediately reminded of my first post about Ares. Kadmos and the Ismenian Dragon. In that first segment, it seems that legend has … Continue reading

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Valentinos (Betelgeuce): The Valentine’s Day star

In the grand tradition of re-purposing mythology, I give you this offering, Hedone, who offers us all the simple gift of delight and joy, which can be quite base as much as quite profound. Valentinos was a keeper at the … Continue reading

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Why “Queer”, but not “Pagan”?

I love etymology, and this leads me to often thinking of the words I use very carefully before using them. I don’t call heterosexual “straight” by default, because “straight” in this use does not simply mean heterosexual: It means “normal”, … Continue reading

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Hearts, the Baby Virus, and Butts

Silphion was an herb popular in the ancient Mediterranean for both its flavour and its medicinal qualities, aiding in ailments such as cough, sore throat, indigestion, warts, and (argueably most popularly) as either a contraceptive or an abortificant (likely the … Continue reading

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Marc Almond: Non-Stop Erotic Divo

Marc Almond is one of those singers that I’m amazed that I didn’t get into his work earlier, but upon reflecting, I probably did at the perfect time in my life to. Probably best-known this side of the Atlantic for … Continue reading

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