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Introduction

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. Among them, the members are called Ethnikoi (National).

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Hellenism may refer to:

  • Greek people and their culture in general
  • In the context of the ancient grammarians, the proper use of the Greek language
  • A combination of all, or some, of the above in synthesis, as a personal philosophy or world-view.

Selected biography

Modern Mount Helicon—Hesiod was inspired by the Muses to become a poet while he was pasturing sheep there. He once described his nearby hometown, Ascra, as "cruel in winter, hard in summer, never pleasant."
Hesiod (/ˈhsiəd/ or /ˈhɛsiəd/;[1] Ancient Greek: Ἡσίοδος, Hēsíodos) was a Greek oral poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer.[2][3] His is the first European poetry in which the poet regards himself as a topic, an individual with a distinctive role to play.[4] Ancient authors credited him and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs.[5] Modern scholars refer to him as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought (he is sometimes identified as the first economist),[6][7][8] archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping.

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Hellenism's main news source from Greece: YSEE (translated to English)

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Pergamonmuseum - Antikensammlung - Pergamonaltar 37.JPG
Credit: Claus Ableiter

Rhea rides on a lion, Pergamon Altar, Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

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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.

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Basic: GreeceGreek cultureGreek language & alphabet

Ancient thought/literature: TheogonyWorks And DaysTitansTitanomachyThe LibraryMount OlympusTwelve OlympiansHermetismDelphic MaximsArgonauticaOrphic & Homeric HymnsEpic cycle

Ancient religious traditions: amphidromiaiatromantislibationsorthopraxyvotive offerings

Ancient places, events: Athens & Agora & Acropolis & Parthenon & Democracy & Battle of SalamisSparta & Timocracy & Battle of ThermopylaeDelphi & Pythia & SibylThebesGreek templesancient persecution of HellenismGreek War of Independence

Ancient thinkers & ideas: Hermes TrismegistusThalesPythagorasEuclidArchimedesSocrates & Plato & AristotleAmmonius SaccasPlotinusHypatiaphilosophysciencelogicmathematicsliberal artsdramapoliticsRepublic

Great ancient leaders: PericlesLeonidasThemistoclesAlexander The Great

Great ancient playwrights: Sophocles

Great ancient sculptors: PolykleitosLysipposScopasPhidias

Modern reconstruction movement: Hellenism (religion)EllinaisHellenionSupreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes

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  1. ^ "Hesiod." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 5 April 2011. dictionary.com
  2. ^ West, M. L. 'Theogony'. Oxford University Press (1966), page 40
  3. ^ Jasper Griffin, 'Greek Myth and Hesiod', J.Boardman, J.Griffin and O.Murray (eds), The Oxford History of the Classical World, Oxford University Press (1986), page 88
  4. ^ J.P. Barron and P.E.Easterling, 'Hesiod' in The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Greek Literature, P. Easterling and B. Knox (eds), Cambridge University Press (1985), page 92
  5. ^ Antony Andrewes, Greek Society, Pelican Books (1971), pages 254-5
  6. ^ Rothbard, Murray N., Economic Thought Before Adam Smith: Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 1, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 1995, pg. 8.
  7. ^ Gordan, Barry J., Economic analysis before Adam Smith: Hesiod to Lessius (1975), pg. 3
  8. ^ Brockway, George P., The End of Economic Man: An Introduction to Humanistic Economics, fourth edition (2001), pg 128.

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