#hellenic polytheism Tumblr posts

  • icarus-reincarnated
    08.12.2021 - 8 hours ago

    Heads up to anyone visiting or interacting with this blog:

    I made a sideblog a while ago on Hellenism (a type of paganism that worships the ancient Greek gods) and I've come to be way more active on that blog than this one. If you want to check it out or if you're a Hellenist as well it's @hellenicrisis

    This blog is still active, I'm just on my sideblog more often.

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  • andrewisdoingbetter
    07.12.2021 - 8 hours ago

    YALLLL NOW THAT IM RESEARCHING APOLLO IM REALIZING HOW MANY APOLLO RELATED SIGNS HAVE BEEN APPEARING IN MY LIFE RECENTLY

    THIS IS SO COOL

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  • andrewisdoingbetter
    07.12.2021 - 9 hours ago

    the thing about me maybe being an apollo devotee is that i love music and creative arts in general and i play lots of instruments, but IM SO SHIT?? like bestie my singing is DISGUSTING. not sure why apollo would pick me. but the signs sure are aligning ig

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  • crazycatsiren
    07.12.2021 - 9 hours ago

    Artemis: "You are doing so well, my daughter. Now come and rest with me here, tough cookie."

    Me:

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  • hellenicrisis
    07.12.2021 - 10 hours ago

    Quick reminder to Ares devotees ⚔

    If you do a sport or go to the gym or exercise regularly, and you take a day off for no reason other than you're tired and just not feeling it today... Ares will not be mad! He will not be disappointed. He will be so proud of you for listening to your body. In fact, the thought in your head making you consider staying home and kicking your feet up is probably him saying "Take a load off, kid. You've earned it."

    If you push yourself too hard when you're not feeling it, you're not gonna be able to push yourself as well as you could tomorrow and you will risk hurting yourself as your chances of getting injuries are higher. Take a rest, take a nap, kick back with a good book, and wake up ready to tackle the next day.

    Ares is here to support you, to protect you, and to push you, not to break you. He doesn't want to see his devotees bone-tired and injured. He is so proud of you. He is with you always. He loves you. Taking a day off to take care of yourself will never change that.

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  • micromeria
    07.12.2021 - 13 hours ago

    New year’s resolutions regarding the Hellenic calendar

    So last year, around this time exactly, I decided to follow the Hellenic calendar. I was aiming towards celebrating each new moon, some festivals, and the Jewish holidays in an Hellenic version.

    I failed. Big time.

    It’s so hard to keep track in my hectic life on things like festivals, and days, and actually, pretty much anything. I woke up today believing it’s Sunday, then realized that it couldn’t be so it must be Wednesday, until I figured that it’s just Tuesday. Well, you get the picture.

    So I sat for a moment and felt bad for myself, and for the fact that I only managed to follow a few months of the calendar, barely celebrated neomania, and no Hellenic festival whatsoever. It sucks.

    But then I listened to this wonderful episode of “Stoic coffee break”

    And I decided to try and rephrase this. This experience can be tagged as a failure, or it can be tagged as a learning curve. I choose to phrase this as a learning experience. This calendar is too complicated for me to follow as a solitary Hellenic polytheist living in the 21st century in a place that is not Athens. What can I learn from this year? What lessons can I take with me and make this next year better? not perfect, but better (here’s a cute exercise I did with my daughter in order to learn how to use criticism to develop ourselves).

    So what are my lessons?

    Jewish holidays are part of my daily life. I cannot ignore them because I live in a religious household. What I can do is add Hellenic themes to those holidays to make them meaningful to me.

    The Athenian calendar is missing days for all of the Gods I am devoted to. I need to make it meaningful for me personally by giving them special days or festivals.

    If I want to make some habits I need to attach them to my own personal daily routine.

    I need to keep everything simple, otherwise it’ll be harder for me to actually follow my plan.

    And this is my plan for 2022:

    Each beginning of the month will be dedicated to a different God/Goddess I follow. I will celebrate those with an offering and a devotional activity for them.

    I will make tiny daily routines, like the one that I do every morning when I open the window and say good morning to everyone.

    Keep my Jewish holiday conversion. This works pretty well for me, and I want to add a special thing for each Shabbat (Saturday).

    Wish me luck!

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  • pagan-sanctum
    07.12.2021 - 15 hours ago

    Modern Mythologists

    For the past few weeks, our prompts have been to write a fairytale, and to imagine a myth ending differently. For the latter, here’s a text one of our mods @lucinaofstarlight​ wrote, concerning the relationship between Hera and Heracles. 

    TW for a vague mention of attempted sexual assault

    Glory of Hera

    After a moment of silence, as if the world was drawing breath, the battlefield was filled with loud cheers of joy as the Olympian gods celebrated their newly-fought victory over the giants. Heracles got an approving nod from Athena, who had fetched him to help with the battle: after all, a prophecy had stated that the gods could only win if they were aided by a mortal. And Heracles had been a great help indeed, having shot many giants with his arrows. The hero's confidence faltered slightly when he saw Hera approach him.

    In the midst of battle, he had saved the Queen of the Gods from being attacked and assaulted by giant Porphyrion. The enemy had first been struck by a thunderbolt thrown by Hera's husband Zeus, and Heracles had then rushed to help by shooting Porphyrion with an arrow. No harm had come to Hera, who had then proceeded to fight as she had before. The goddess of motherhood and marriage was quite fierce when she wanted to be, as Heracles had experienced before. He was a brave and resourceful warrior, even now clad in the hide of the Nemean lion he had killed. But if there was something that made him feel nervous, it was being in the presence of the goddess who had caused many problems for him before. What was she thinking about right now?

    “Thank you for saving my life”, Hera said, to Heracles' surprise. What confused him even more was her tone, which was actually genuinely grateful.

    “Of course, my lady”, the man replied politely. Hera must have noticed the slight suspicion in his voice and demeanor, and chuckled.

    “Has it not dawned on you yet, boy?” the queen asked, and proceeded to explain. “I don't hate you. All the obstacles I have thrown at you have been challenges for you to overcome.”

    She glanced at her husband who was standing nearby, chatting with his beloved daughter Athena. Hera turned back to Heracles and continued:

    “Zeus fathers children, I forge them into the heroes this world needs. In that sense, you are my son as much as you are his.”

    Her tone was proud and royal but at the same time the look in her eyes was soft and approving. Heracles was confused and unsure what to think, but in the end supposed that this was a good thing.

    “Geez”, he said, scratching his head embarrassed. “I guess that explains the meaning of my name and all.”

    Hera's Glory. The goddess simply nodded and turned her head towards the night sky, where the stars were clearly visible now. There was the milky way, which had come to existence when Hera had nursed baby Heracles and he had sucked so strongly that milk had spilled across the sky. Her milk had also given Heracles his super strength. As he had been just an infant he himself didn't remember this event, but Hera did, and thought of that memory now.

    She had never hated him. She had had plans for him all along. 

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  • avesnoir
    07.12.2021 - 16 hours ago

    "To Meter Theon, Fumigation from a variety of Odoriferous Substances. Meter Theon, great nurse of all, draw near, divinely honoured, and regard my prayer. Throned on a car, by lions drawn along, by bull-destroying lions, swift and strong, thou swayest the sceptre of the pole divine, and the world's middle seat, much famed, is thine. Hence earth is thine, and needy mortals share their constant food, from thy protecting care. From thee at first both Gods and men arose; for thee the sea and every river flows. Hestia and source of wealth thy name we find to mortal men rejoicing to be kind; for every good to give thy soul delights. Come, mighty power, propitious to our rites, all-taming, blessed, Phrygian Saviour, come, Kronos' great queen, rejoicing in the drum."

    - Orphic Hymn 27

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  • amusedwaters
    07.12.2021 - 20 hours ago

    anyone could tell me please which colours are associated with Hermes? every post or website I've seen says something slightly different and I'd like to make sure

    #hermes#greek gods#hellenic polytheism #im making friendship bracelets for my boys
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  • i-am-drowning-24865
    07.12.2021 - 1 day ago

    I AM SO GODDAMN SICK OF SEEING A MOTHER FUCKING WHITEWASHED VERSION OF ARTEMIS!!! NO! STOP THAT! SHE HAS DARK SKIN! AND COILY HAIR! STOP WHITEWASHING HER!!! I'M SO SICK OF IT!!!

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  • avesnoir
    06.12.2021 - 1 day ago

    KYBELE (Cybele) was the ancient Phrygian Mother of the Gods, a primal nature goddess worshipped with orgiastic rites in the mountains of central and western Anatolia. The Greeks identified her with their own mother of the gods--the Titaness Rhea.

    "...Zeus [i.e. the Phrygian sky-god identified with Zeus], it is said, let fall in his sleep seed upon the ground, which in course of time sent up a Daimon, with two sexual organs, male and female. They call the daimon Agdistis [Kybele]. But the gods, fearing Agdistis, cut off the male organ. There grew up from it an almond-tree with its fruit ripe, and a daughter of the river Saggarios (Sangarius), they say, took the fruit and laid it in her bosom, when it at once disappeared, but she was with child. A boy [Attis] was born."

    - theoi.com

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  • poetpunks
    06.12.2021 - 1 day ago

    I entered a few Apollo based search terms into the whole “AI makes art” app (Wombo Dream) and I’m actually really moved by a few of the results.

    So enjoy these pieces. The first is about falling in love with the god who feels like sunshine and music and laughter and love. The second is about contemplating the divine more broadly but that sort of overwhelming feeling that being near to a god brings.

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  • avesnoir
    06.12.2021 - 1 day ago

    I think a deity that often gets looked over looked as a goddess of the trans community is Cybele, the Phyrygian Mother of the Gods. Her priest would literally castrate themselves and dress as women bc of the story of her birth. Her origins describe that she was born as a hermaphrodite named Agdistis and was castrated by the gods and became the goddess Cybele.

    She was popular in both Rome and Greece, tho in Greece she was also connected to Rhea, and possibly Demeter, while in Rome was apart of the official religion and accepted by the senate.

    Anyways, I'm dealing with my own personal gender issues and I really like her, so I'll probably write a blog post on why I believe she can be worshipped as a goddess of being transgender / transsexual.

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  • shewithbloodofsilver
    06.12.2021 - 1 day ago

    I really feel like Hestia and Demeter visit each other/are gal pals and have tea and pastries together.

    #just two gals sharing baked good and being bffs #mom friends#hellenic polytheism#upg#deities#greek mythology#Hestia#Demeter
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  • the-wild-grove
    06.12.2021 - 1 day ago

    I took a walk in the cemetery by my school earlier this fall with my dendrology class. We were tasked with identifying the trees in the cemetery for our quiz. We came across a huge beautiful white oak. As I reached down to pick up an acorn I realized they were all germinating. Some had already firmly rooted into the ground.

    I had tried in the past to grow my own oak tree but was never successful. As my classmates and I began to collect acorns I softly murmured a request to Pan. If these acorns successfully grew into oak trees I would dedicate one to him and plant it in his honor. Out of the eight acorns I planted only two grew. These were the two I kept and all that I gifted away to friends never grew.

    One my mother takes care of and the other is the one I have been caring for. Both were planted on the same day and have been receiving similar care. Can you guess which one is mine?

    Of course the huge one is the one I kept to dedicate to Pan. While there could very well be a mundane reason for the growth differences I can't help but think Pan is helping this one grow.

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  • crazycatsiren
    06.12.2021 - 1 day ago

    Dolphin plushies as an e-offering to Aphrodite on her day of the month.

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  • acadian-french-fry
    06.12.2021 - 1 day ago

    i just realized i haven't given Poseidon anything in a while so i figured I'd give some water, a seashell, and some candles i got/have that i think he'll like (the white one smells like petrichor but the blue one is just a plain scentless candle)!!!! The flames are HUGE so i think that's a good sign???? I hope so

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  • angelicranger
    06.12.2021 - 1 day ago

    I’m getting tired of this, Edward Butler is a greater pagan than most of the cowards here will ever be. He’s hosted conferences and talked and has tried very hard to expand paganism into new places and areas we never were before and all you can do is call him a fascist.

    To be honest I’m ashamed to be even called a pagan when snakes like you also call yourselves that, so wrapped up in your own little world that you have to drag everyone else into it.

    Edward Butler is not a fascist and if anything he’s twice the man any else here is.

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