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Proerosia, Chloeia, Antheia, Kalameia: Festivals of Growth

Modern pagans, whether or not we live where food is produced, do recognize the importance of agriculture and growth in sustaining our lives. Even when the process itself isn’t something we see […]

Basic Altar Maintenance

Having had an altar (or altars) of one sort or another for quite a while, I know too well that it can be much easier to set up an altar than it […]

Who is the Agathos Daimon?

Agathos Daimon, literally, means “good spirit,” and that is certainly true; he is a granter of abundance, protection, fertility and good fortune–all kinds of blessings, really–to humankind. You won’t typically see him […]

Movable Faith

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 […]

Sifting through the Lore

The major tools we use in reconstructed/revived/rebuilt religion are those that are quantifiable. That doesn’t mean that more personal insights don’t have a part in faith, just that they are not part […]

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

Generally speaking, I am glad to be living in the 21st century. While I draw inspiration from the ancient world, I would not want to live there. I like being in a […]

Greek Pagan Basics: Hints for Studying Religious Sources

When I say I’m a semi-reconstructionist, I mean to say that I draw heavily on historical, archaeological and literary sources in building my religious practice but don’t limit myself to those sources. […]

Ethics: The Delphic Maxims

People often say that when it comes to ethics, all religions say basically the same thing. This isn’t exactly true (I only follow some of the Ten Commandments on a regular basis, […]

Festivals: Theogamia

(I meant to post this earlier, at least before Valentine’s Day, but due to technical difficulties you are getting it today!) Hera Teleia and Zeus Teleius were honored in Athens on 27 […]

Hero worship

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 […]

Devotions and Festivals, Intimacy and Community

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 […]

Festivals: A List of Greek Pagan Festivals and Holy Days

The following is an alphabetical list of Greek festivals and holy days. It is incomplete, and it is a work in progress. Most of the festivals on the list are Attic, but […]