Hearthfire Handworks — Greek Paganism

An Offering to Asklepios

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Asklepios, god of healing and patron of medicine, is among the kindest of the Greek gods. Historically he would accept any offering, no matter how small, and his temples were filled with […]

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Movable Faith

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While it is true that the variations of ancient Greek religion and its practice were in many ways each unique to its era, culture, and region it is also true that that […]

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Hero worship

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The practice of hero worship is not something that has spread widely among the modern Hellenic polytheist community, and this is not surprising. You occasionally see the honoring of “epic heroes” such […]

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Devotions and Festivals, Intimacy and Community

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One of the disadvantages of a solitary religious practice, for me, is the tendency to focus on–well, solitary religious practices! In saying that, I don’t mean to disparage solitary practice. I’ve always […]

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My Eiresione

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Here is my wildly inexpertly-crafted eiresione, made from a fallen apple branch, wound with wool I spun (also inexpertly :)) last year, with small vials of wine, olive oil and honey tied [… ]

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