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Author Topic: Hellenic Polytheism  (Read 5489 times)
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« Reply #1: December 20, 2007, 04:19:24 am »

I know I am interested in Hellenic Polytheism, although raised christian. I am young but very intellectual I am considered to be somewhat advanced for my age. My question would have to be what god should be my patron god? The god I most feel closest to is Hades, master of Erebus and Husband of Persephone. The second is the goddess of war and wisdom Athena  I wish to learn how to fully be pagan and loyal to Hades or Athena, yet respect the gods and not be cursed. I have studied the history of Ancient greece along with the epic of Homer and I know the gods that took part in the great Trojan war. My favorite hero from the war of Troy is Diomedes, Favoured by Athena, fought immortals and lived, and who's only human match was great Achilles. Although Zeus, Hera, Athena, and apollo are the usual patron gods to other hellenic polytheists, I would like to worship and know Hades. I hope my aid from you will someday help me walk the Elysian fields. Or also dare say Isles of the blessed where all great men dwell. I also have a small interest in Norse gods. I don't know really what gods to worship, seeking help.



                    "The man who fights the gods does not live long"
                      -Dione mother of Aphrodite after Diomedes wounds
                          Aphrodite.
                       


Hello....there are several Hellenic polytheists of varying flavors here...have you checked out the Hellenic SIG? Definitely a good place to start looking and posting.

As far as patron gods...no one can tell you for sure but you and the gods. There are many views on the subject of patron gods.

Some good places to start reading, aside from this forum (and, like I said, the Hellenic SIG in particular)

http://sponde.com
http://www.theoi.com (the best Greek mythology site in existence, to my knowledge....you'll be here for hours.)
http://www.winterscapes.com/
http://www.winterscapes.com/sannion/  (this is not a mistype, I did mean to post these separately)
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