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Elani Temperance
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Hellenismos, otherwise known as Greek Reconstructionist Paganism, is the traditional, polytheistic religion of ancient Greece, reconstructed in and adapted to the modern world. It's a vibrant religion which can draw on a surprising amount of ancient sources. Baring the Aegis blogger Elani Temperance blogs about her experiences within this Tradition.
Hellenismos, otherwise known as Greek Reconstructionist Paganism, is the traditional, polytheistic religion of ancient Greece, reconstructed in and adapted to the modern world. It's a vibrant religion which can draw on a surprising amount of ancient sources. Baring the Aegis blogger Elani Temperance blogs about her experiences within this Tradition.

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Cache of over 1,000 seal impressions found in Israel
A unique pile of more than a thousand seal impressions featuring Hellenic Gods, symbols and erotica has been found in an underground closet carved into the bedrock of the biblical town of Maresha. The seals date to the city’s final and most fruitful incarna...
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Ancient Hellenes and other ancient cultures around the world saw constellations in common
The International Astronomical Union recognizes 88 constellations, ranging from the giant water-serpent Hydra to tiny Crux (the Southern Cross). These are largely based on the mythology of the ancient Hellenes, and I have done a long-spanning series on them...
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The Indian Express: Plato and Sophists - Arguments for the weak
I came across this very interesting article in the IndianExpress yesterday on Plato's views of Sophists and how many of his ideas on them have now been offset by those of others, both contemporary to him or modern. I'll past the start here and please visit ...
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Thargelion updates
On the day of the Hene kai Nea (or sometimes, like this month, the day after), I post a monthly update about things that happened on the blog and in projects and organizations related to it. I will also announce Elaion's coming PAT rituals. Statistics: A l...
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PAT ritual announcement: The sacrifice to Leto, Pythian Apollon, Zeus, Hermes & Dioskuri at Erkhia
On the fourth of Thargelion, in the deme of Erkhia, located approximately twenty kilometers (twelve miles) east of Athens, a series of sacrifices were held. Most likely, these were in relation to the  Thargelia  which was soon to follow. Preporatory rites, ...
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Geologists assist in solving the mystery of a gold treasure
The Carambolo Treasure is an assemblage of gold items of the first millennium BCE, whose origin has for about 50 years been the epicenter of a heated debate. New chemical and isotopic analyses , carried out by the UPV/EHU's Geochronology and Isotopic Geoche...
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Modern science shows Roman wheat farming advice was highly accurate
Plant biologists from The University of Western Australia have made an important discovery about rising temperatures and wheat crops—and subsequently learned that the Romans suspected the effect more than 2000 years ago (basically during Hellenic times, so ...
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PAT ritual announcement: sacrifice to Leukaspis
The Attikos deme Erkhia was located near the modern Spata, approximately twenty kilometers (twelve miles) east of Athens, with the deme center located at Magoula. The deme of Erkhia is unique as we have recovered an elaborate sacrificial calendar--the Great...
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Ancient seaside fortification wall found on Lesvos island
Archaeologists have discovered part of the ancient seaside fortification wall in Mytilene town on Lesvos, during a rescue excavation on a plot of land in the northern ancient harbor; which is known today as Epano Skala. It is a structure of voluminous carve...
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PAT ritual announcement: the Olympieia
On May 5th, Elaion will host a PAT ritual for the Olympieia, in honor of Olympian Zeus. Will you join us at the usual 10 a.m. EDT?   Most worship of Olympian Zeus took place around or during the Olympic games in Olympia. In 550 BC, however, the tyrant Peisi...
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