Hellenic (Greek) & Roman Religion

Today’s Pagans worship different pantheons and cultures. The Gods of the Greek and Romans, so engaging for many of us in school, are now being worshiped again.

Information on Hellenic and Roman religious organizations is provided here. As one might expect, many of these groups are based in Greece or Rome, but I will post North American groups as I find them.

I also hope to expand the page in future. Enjoy, and let me know if there are other resources that relate to today’s worship of these gods and goddesses.

Ellinais in Greece

A post on the Hellenic Pagan organization Ellinais in Greece had a lot of interest, and led to the creation of this page.

Go here to read the 2009 post about the early trials of this group.

HELLENIC (GREEK) RELIGION

HELLENIC PAGAN ORGANIZATIONS

 

Hellenion, US +

Hellenion is an US-based religious organization (“church”) dedicated to the revival and practice of Hellenic polytheism. They have local groups in the US and Canada, Yahoo regional groups, a Facebook page, a clergy training program and more.


Neos Alexandria, US

Neos Alexandria is a meeting place for those who seek a revival of the worship of the gods of Greece, Egypt, and Rome. Here you will find information on the history, culture, philosophy, and religious practices of antiquity, as well as how to adapt this material so that it can be integrated into our modern lives. Their Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a series of writings dedicated to the ancient gods of Greece and Egypt, and they have an online reference list of gods.


Neokoroi, US+

A small group of people dedicated to worshiping and honoring the gods of ancient Greece. “Our main focus is on worship of our gods, and we encourage and support those who create and maintain shrines and temples in their local area.” They have an interesting and informative links page.


Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF), US

ADF has a kin group for those practicing ADF Druidry in the context of the ancient Greek culture.


Labrys- for the Resurgences of the Sacred Hearth of Hellenism, Greece (English site)

“Labrys” Polytheistic Community aims to preserve, promote and practice the Hellenic (Greek) polytheistic religious tradition through public rituals, lectures, publications, theatrical and musical events, and other forms of action. They also have a large Youtube channel, and their first book in English- Hellenic Polytheism : Household Worship.


Ellinais- The Holy Association of Greek Ancient Religion Believers, Greece

Also known as ΕΛΛΗΝΑΙΣ. Ελλήνων Αρχαιοθρήσκων Ιερόν Σωματείον, also has a Facebook page: Ελληναισ Community . (These Ellinais links are all in Greek.) See a Wikipedia article about them here, and my previous Ellinais post.


Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes (English site), Greece

– The Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes (Ypato Symboulio Ellinon Ethnikon – YSEE) aims to restore the Polytheistic, Ethnic Hellenic religion, tradition and way of life in “modern” Greek Society. The site includes articles, texts and essays. (Greek language site link is here.)


Helliniki Hetaireia Archaiophilon (Societas Hellenica Antiquariorum), Athens Greece

– a non-profit private organization dedicated to the revival of the traditional Hellenic religion of the Dodecatheon (Twelve Olympian Gods and the Pantheon of Demons and Heroes). Includes info on their ‘Greek world-vision’, Greek rites, and more.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS

 

RESOURCES

 

Basic Principles of The Hellenic Religion, Societas Hellenica Antiquariorum


Ancient Greek Religion, Dept. of Classics University of California, Berkeley- major search resources, ancient sites, links, festivals, myth, geography/topography, archeology, sanctuaries, divinities, events, and more.


Theoi Greek Mythology – explores Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion. (Lots of great information here.)


Biblioteca Arcana – includes Greek & Roman theory, history, rituals, divination, hymns, and poetry.


Internet Sacred Text Archive ( a great site!) and an entry from Greek Popular Religion (1940), and Greek & Roman texts.


Journal of Hellenic Religion– sets out to explore, promote & discuss the multiple facets of the ancient Greek religion and theology.


Twelve Olympians page on Wikipedia


 

FOR CHILDREN/STUDENTS:

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, by Ingri d’Aulaire (Author), Edgar Parin d’Aulaire. I loved this in early grade school (the myths are well told, and the illustrations beautiful)- and it is still in print 50+ years later.


Greek Mythology and the Theater– Thanks for the suggestion Libby!

Roman Religion

ROMAN PAGAN ORGANIZATIONS

 

Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) – has a kin group for those practicing ADF Druidry in the context of the ancient Roman culture.


Federazione Pagana, Italy


Movimento Tradizionalista Romano (in Italian)


Associazione Tradizionale Pietas (in Italian)


Nova Roma – is an international organization dedicated to the study and restoration of ancient Roman culture (their religion information is on the Religio Romana page).

SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS

 

Facebook- Unione Comunità Neopagane (in Italian)

Facebook- Movimento Tradizionale Romano (in Italian)


RESOURCES

 

Dii Consentes (twelve major deities, six gods and six goddesses) Wikipedia page


Revisions:

10/13/2014 – Revised Ellinais information

April 30, 2015 – changed format, added ADF & social media links, & minor link changes

Arpil 21, 2016- formatting for clarity, added Hellenic section student resources