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« Topic Start: January 23, 2009, 12:20:12 am »

The title says it all, the description of this group mentions what i wrote in the title, so what are these other related religions?
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« Reply #1: January 23, 2009, 12:25:05 am »

The title says it all, the description of this group mentions what i wrote in the title, so what are these other related religions?

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« Reply #2: January 23, 2009, 12:33:07 am »

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As in...?
as in what are these similar religions?
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« Reply #3: January 23, 2009, 12:48:17 am »

as in what are these similar religions?

I may be drawing a blank here but are you talking about Hellenic and Roman Polytheism?

I will start out by saying that in Ancient Greece, the religious practices differed (sometimes to an extreme) from region to region.  Sure they had the same gods, but they were seen differently in different areas (f/x: Artemis -- in Ephesus she was a multi-breasted fertility goddess which contrasted to the image most others saw her as).

I don't know much about the Roman Religion, but the biggest similarity I see is the Romans taking the Greek myths and applying them to their gods and calling their gods and the Greek ones one and the same.  There may be similarities in ritual structure, but I don't know.

To tell the truth, I can't think of any religion that is related to the ancient Greek one. 

I don't know if any of this make sense, is accurate or is even what you're asking.  My brain is fried now and time for me to go to bed Cheesy
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« Reply #4: January 23, 2009, 04:23:49 am »

I may be drawing a blank here but are you talking about Hellenic and Roman Polytheism?

I will start out by saying that in Ancient Greece, the religious practices differed (sometimes to an extreme) from region to region.  Sure they had the same gods, but they were seen differently in different areas (f/x: Artemis -- in Ephesus she was a multi-breasted fertility goddess which contrasted to the image most others saw her as).

I don't know much about the Roman Religion, but the biggest similarity I see is the Romans taking the Greek myths and applying them to their gods and calling their gods and the Greek ones one and the same.  There may be similarities in ritual structure, but I don't know.

To tell the truth, I can't think of any religion that is related to the ancient Greek one. 

I don't know if any of this make sense, is accurate or is even what you're asking.  My brain is fried now and time for me to go to bed Cheesy

I wasn't really talking about Roman Polytheism I was actually more or less asking what these "Similar" religions where suppose to be? cuz their must be some out their... like for example, I THINK that Etruscan Polytheism would be part of this?
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« Reply #5: January 23, 2009, 04:58:48 am »

I wasn't really talking about Roman Polytheism I was actually more or less asking what these "Similar" religions where suppose to be? cuz their must be some out their... like for example, I THINK that Etruscan Polytheism would be part of this?

Please elaborate.  At the moment you're leaving posters to guess at what you mean.  Similar to what?  Which aspects?  and so on.
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« Reply #6: January 23, 2009, 05:13:38 am »

Please elaborate.  At the moment you're leaving posters to guess at what you mean.  Similar to what?  Which aspects?  and so on.

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The Ta Hiera Hellenic Polytheist Forum is a polytheistic reconstructionist SIG devoted to facilitating the understanding of ancient Hellenic religion (and related ancient religions) and the worship of the ancient Hellenic deities in the present day in a manner that, while clearly based on academic research into ancient practices, is adapted for modern times and places. Visit the Ta Hiera SIG Website.
Thats the description of this part of the board, my question is on what I highlighted.  I was just wondering if someone could tell me what these religions are that is being reffered here.
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« Reply #7: January 23, 2009, 05:25:54 am »

Thats the description of this part of the board, my question is on what I highlighted.  I was just wondering if someone could tell me what these religions are that is being reffered here.

Thank you, InSearch.  Hopefully that should be sufficient context.
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« Reply #8: January 23, 2009, 05:33:57 am »

Thank you, InSearch.  Hopefully that should be sufficient context.

Yeah sorry about that I posted this question with my PSP so I wasn't very clear with my question cuz its annoying to type out a question on a PSP Grin
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« Reply #9: January 23, 2009, 05:39:25 am »

Yeah sorry about that I posted this question with my PSP so I wasn't very clear with my question cuz its annoying to type out a question on a PSP Grin

I would suggest, then, that you wait to post questions like this until you're at a computer and can be clearer.  I understand the desire to get information quickly, but (as you can see from what happened here) posting a question that's unclear because you don't like typing too much on the device you're using is probably actually going to delay your getting answers longer than simply waiting until you can type it out properly would.

I would guess that "related religions" would involve things that have roots in Greek philosophy, though since Randall wrote the description I think ultimately this is a question for him.
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« Reply #10: January 23, 2009, 05:41:47 am »

I would suggest, then, that you wait to post questions like this until you're at a computer and can be clearer.  I understand the desire to get information quickly, but (as you can see from what happened here) posting a question that's unclear because you don't like typing too much on the device you're using is probably actually going to delay your getting answers longer than simply waiting until you can type it out properly would.

I would guess that "related religions" would involve things that have roots in Greek philosophy, though since Randall wrote the description I think ultimately this is a question for him.

Sorry about that Sad  I will just wait for the computer next time Wink
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« Reply #11: January 23, 2009, 07:13:35 am »

Sorry about that Sad  I will just wait for the computer next time Wink

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Thank you, I really needed this thread. It was like listening to the old "Who's on first?" commedy skit Cheesy

More seriously though, there were a number of contemporary 'religions' that the greeks across the polytheistic periods would have had contact with. The Etruscans, Romans, Phrygians, Egyptian, Celtic, Zoroastrians, and a host of other faith groups and ethnic pantheons dotted about the region and quite a lot of commerce, as I undersatnd it. I'm not an expert in this area, but consider myseelf well read and this is my current undersatnding. I am happy to be corrected.
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« Reply #12: January 23, 2009, 08:05:15 am »

The title says it all, the description of this group mentions what i wrote in the title, so what are these other related religions?

The statement is to cover some of the syncretic practices of some areas of Greece at some time periods, that is, some areas of Greece "imported" a "foreign" deity or two during some time periods. This statement is to be sure religious purists know discussions of such are allowed here.
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« Reply #13: January 23, 2009, 10:53:08 am »

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Yeah, I've had days when even my eyebrows ache, too.  Cheesy

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« Reply #14: January 23, 2009, 12:18:16 pm »

There may be similarities in ritual structure, but I don't know.

Definitely. <g> There was actually a formalized "Greek rite" (graeco ritu) included -- the main difference was that the rite was conducted with an uncovered head, as opposed to the standard form in which a fold of the toga was drawn up. The Romans really had no problem acknowledging both 'native' and 'foreign' elements in their 'traditional' (religio) religious forms.
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