Symbol used by Hellenism followers.
Hellenism (Greek: Ἑλληνισμός, Ἑllēnismós), the Hellenic ethnic religion (Ἑλληνικὴ ἐθνική θρησκεία), also commonly known as Hellenismos, Hellenic Polytheism, Dodekatheism (Δωδεκαθεϊσμός), or Olympianism (Ὀλυμπιανισμός), refers to various religious movements that revive or reconstruct ancient Greek religious practices, publicly, emerging since the 1990s.
The Hellenic religion is a traditional religion and way of life, revolving around the Greek Gods, primarily focused on the Twelve Olympians, and embracing ancient Hellenic values and virtues.
In 2017, Hellenism was legally recognized as a "Known Religion" in Greece.
), officially the Hellenic Republic
(Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, Elliniki Dimokratia
), and historically Hellas
), is a country in the southeastern part of Europe
on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula
. Bounded on land by Bulgaria
, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
, and Albania
to the north, to the east by Turkey
and the waters of the Aegean Sea
and to the west and south by the Ionian
and Mediterranean Seas
. Regarded by many as the cradle of Western civilisation, Greece has a long and rich history during which it spread its influence over three continents.
– 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher
, student of Socrates
, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy
, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world
. Along with his mentor, Socrates
, and his student, Aristotle
, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy
In the famous words of A.N. Whitehead
The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. I do not mean the systematic scheme of thought which scholars have doubtfully extracted from his writings. I allude to the wealth of general ideas scattered through them.
Plato's sophistication as a writer is evident in his Socratic dialogues; thirty-six dialogues and thirteen letters have been ascribed to him. Plato's writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts.
Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, and mathematics.
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Hellenism's main news source from Greece: YSEE (translated to English)
Did you know?
Pythagoras studied in the East, including at Mt. Carmel. He and the community (near) there had similar rare practices of ethics (and dress,) and later Socrates described some as virtuous and philosophical. Likewise, a similar community South of Mt. Carmel later kept a text of Plato's Republic, a dialogue in which Socrates spoke. This interaction has influenced various spirituality near the Eastern Mediterranean to the present day.
Things to do
Make a wikiproject Hellenismos and a Hermetism portal. Make a wiki page explaining how to do 'selected articles/biographies, pictures.'
Add more info on texts, sects, calendar, rituals, prayers, relevant persons, culture including all the arts.