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I thought I'd just lay down a few rules regarding posting and whatnot...

-Anyone is welcome to suggest favorites
-Anyone is welcome to submit to featured
-Anything submitted to favorites or features must be approved by one of the founders
-NO DISRESPECTING THE GODS. non-believers are welcome to browse, and even submit art, but only if they remain respectful
-enjoy. that's a rule.

if you have any questions regarding this group or the religion Hellenic Polytheism, feel free to private message me. :iconemilyherondale:


So in class the other day my teacher talked about how Jimmy Carter pulled the US out of the 1980 Olympics. And that really bothered me... Back in Ancient Greece, entire wars would stop for the Olympics, and now they can just be cancelled over a diplomatic spat? It's sad that the Olympics have totally lost their original purpose -- to honor Zeus.

What are your guys' thoughts on the subject?

Personally, I think I'll have some kind of special offering to Zeus during the opening ceremonies, just to respect the ancient tradition.
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RusticSage Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for accepting me to the group!

I'm a Hellenic Polytheist of about 8 years. I'm also well studied in other forms of Polytheistic Reconstructionism, as well as various other forms of Alternative Spirituality. I'm very involved in the polytheistic social networks, and I'm always looking to meet other Hellenists :)
Glaciliina Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! ^^

Can you make folders like:


"Group pictures"

They would be very useful C:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Hi! Very Interesting Group! I have a Question: What is your view on Asebia?
RobertRipley Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By asebia do you mean when it was illegal in ancient greece to worship or introduce any other gods than the once in the existing pantheon?
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Yes, sorry i should have made it clear what i mean. Yes, the Dioheithes Law. (In Ancient Greece Asebia was:Desecration of the temples, mocking of the rituals, denying the existence of the gods, certain Scientific views...)

What do you consider as disrespectful towards the gods? Is there still something like Asebia in modern hellenic Polytheism? For example do you believe in Evolution?

And thank you very much for answering my questions.
RobertRipley Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for clarifying. personally, since Asebia happened so long ago, and i do not come from a line of hellenistics, i dont really think much of that point in time.

the only things i really see as disrespectful of the gods are when people say things like 'people actually believed in this shit?!' or 'you know your gods are fake, right?'.

i do see a modern form of Asebia in Greece as hellenists cannot worship inside the temples (they tried successfully once, there were so many people there the police did nothing so a riot wouldnt be started). its completely unrecognized as a religion, and is often met with skepticism. my parents accept me having this religion, though i believe my stepmom secretly wants me to be a christian.

i believe in Evolution, and the idea of extraterrestrials and lots of other stuff, and i dont think it conflicts with my religion. in truth, the ancient greeks themselves did not believe everything in the stories. they knew better than to think Zeus was standing on top of the clouds throwing down lightning. its the same for me. i see the stories as a kind of way to make the gods a bit more real to people. they are less of physical beings to me and more like forces behind what happens in the world. its kinda hard to explain my own views...
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Xaphriel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So, just throwing it out there, group image maybe? The blank space is haunting me... :P
RobertRipley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we held a contest for one but we didnt get a lot of entries and i am too busy with my comic to make one
Xaphriel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But there were some entries, right?
RobertRipley Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont remember, :iconemilyherondale: was running it.
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