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Author Topic: Do people still worship the Greek/Roman gods/goddesses?  (Read 20742 times)
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« Reply #15: May 02, 2010, 03:58:49 pm »

Anyway, I always assumed that no one worships (is that the right word to use?) the Greek or Roman gods any more.
Not true at all. I worship Hecate, Zeus, and Apollo every day. My mom also worships Hecate, and I know several other people who worship Greek Gods and Goddesses (not counting the people on this forum, of course).

There are a lot of people in the Pagan community who worship Hecate. She's mixed in with many forms of Goddess worship.
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« Reply #16: May 02, 2010, 06:09:11 pm »

Happy Beltane by the way!

Anyway, I always assumed that no one worships (is that the right word to use?) the Greek or Roman gods any more. I don't know why, but I hear much more about the veneration of the Triple Goddess, Cernnunos and the Green Man than I do of, say, Venus, Apollo or Bacchus. But why is this? Why is that these gods, once so popular in Greece and Rome, have suddenly fallen in numbers of worshippers? The Greeks especially had deities for everything, from a god of silence to a god of dreams.

Although I always got the impression that the Celtic gods from Britain, France and Germany were "older" than the Greek/Roman ones, probably because they seem more primeval and ancient as opposed to sensual and mysterious.

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« Reply #17: May 02, 2010, 06:09:41 pm »

Not true at all. I worship Hecate, Zeus, and Apollo every day. My mom also worships Hecate, and I know several other people who worship Greek Gods and Goddesses (not counting the people on this forum, of course).

There are a lot of people in the Pagan community who worship Hecate. She's mixed in with many forms of Goddess worship.

You know what? I think that's awesome that you and your mother worship the same goddess.
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« Reply #18: May 02, 2010, 06:16:54 pm »

They're still worshiped today but they're not the only pantheon out there, either. I like the Greek/Roman pantheon myself. The Celtic deities do seem to be worshiped a lot, though, but it doesn't mean they're being excluded.
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« Reply #19: May 04, 2010, 12:52:00 pm »

Yup they still do! I worship Apollo and Dionysus Smiley
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« Reply #20: May 04, 2010, 12:57:07 pm »

Yup they still do! I worship Apollo and Dionysus Smiley

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« Reply #21: May 06, 2010, 01:16:15 pm »

Happy Beltane by the way!

Anyway, I always assumed that no one worships (is that the right word to use?) the Greek or Roman gods any more. I don't know why, but I hear much more about the veneration of the Triple Goddess, Cernnunos and the Green Man than I do of, say, Venus, Apollo or Bacchus. But why is this? Why is that these gods, once so popular in Greece and Rome, have suddenly fallen in numbers of worshippers? The Greeks especially had deities for everything, from a god of silence to a god of dreams.

Although I always got the impression that the Celtic gods from Britain, France and Germany were "older" than the Greek/Roman ones, probably because they seem more primeval and ancient as opposed to sensual and mysterious.

Yes, they are still being worshiped .  I know a few who worship them.  Btw, I never considered Hades evil.  I actually feel drawn towards him, even tho he isn't my God.   My main deity is the Egyptian God, Set.  He has a bad reputation and is considered evil by some people.  I don't believe deities are evil or good, they just are.
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« Reply #22: May 06, 2010, 05:22:53 pm »

I don't believe deities are evil or good, they just are.
I agree. All the Deities are capable of doing nice and not-so-nice things depending on the situation.
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« Reply #23: May 07, 2010, 04:37:00 am »

its not a very prominent relgion obviously. but Im positive there are still people who do.
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« Reply #24: May 11, 2010, 11:35:17 pm »

Anyway, I always assumed that no one worships (is that the right word to use?) the Greek or Roman gods any more.

Ummm...Hellenismos or Religio Romana anyone?  We're alive and well, as are our Gods!
Greek Religion:
Hellenismos.us
YSEE.gr/index-eng.php
Theoi.com
groups.yahoo.com/group/Hellenic_Recons

Roman Religion:
NovaRoma.org
SocietasViaRomana.net
ReligioRomana.net
Groups.Yahoo.com/groups/ReligioRomana

Although I always got the impression that the Celtic gods from Britain, France and Germany were "older" than the Greek/Roman ones, probably because they seem more primeval and ancient as opposed to sensual and mysterious.

...funny, my impression is the exact opposite.  Also, it should be noted, that the Gods of Rome are not the same Gods who were worshipped in Greece.
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« Reply #25: May 12, 2010, 11:38:09 am »

Ummm...Hellenismos or Religio Romana anyone?  We're alive and well, as are our Gods!
Greek Religion:
Hellenismos.us
YSEE.gr/index-eng.php
Theoi.com
groups.yahoo.com/group/Hellenic_Recons

Roman Religion:
NovaRoma.org
SocietasViaRomana.net
ReligioRomana.net
Groups.Yahoo.com/groups/ReligioRomana

...funny, my impression is the exact opposite.  Also, it should be noted, that the Gods of Rome are not the same Gods who were worshipped in Greece.

I have a friend in NovaRoma!  And boy, do I love Theoi.net.
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« Reply #26: May 13, 2010, 01:16:16 pm »

I have a friend in NovaRoma!  And boy, do I love Theoi.net.

Oi...I'll pray for your friend!  That place is a viper's nest...  Trust me, I've been there and done that...lol  And yes, Theoi.com is AMAZING for all things Greek.
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« Reply #27: May 13, 2010, 02:18:45 pm »

Oi...I'll pray for your friend!  That place is a viper's nest...  Trust me, I've been there and done that...lol  And yes, Theoi.com is AMAZING for all things Greek.

That's what I've heard her say... especially the online stuff. Yet ANOTHER reason I didn't join. I love Roman stuff, especially the British era stuff... but good lawd, the horrors of NR? No thank you. NOT that there aren't cool folks out there, mind.

And I will get to your amazing email when I can-- on my lunch break.
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