A similar logic can be applied to the Olympian Gods, who are the Hypercosmic Powers who overlook each of the Zodiac Houses. Howatson, M.C. Press, 2011. Homer only uses the term Hellene twice in his works (, The precise etymology of Hellenism is uncertain, and mostly speculative. Born long after the Trojan War, he nowhere calls all of them by that name, nor indeed any of them except the followers of Achilles from Phthiotis, who were the original Hellenes: in his poems they are called Danaans, Argives, and Achaeans” (Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War, 1.1.3). The religion makes use of reconstructionist methodology to revive Hellenism and form a living tradition and uphold proper practice appropriate to the modern day. Template:Article issues Both Hinduism and Hellenism are very ancient traditions. Hellenism (neoclassicism), an aesthetic movement in 18th and 19th century England and Germany; Hellenism (religion), the syncretistic religion of the Hellenistic period, re-emerging publicly since the late 1980s; See also. Hellenism (Greek: Ellinismós, Latin: Hellenismus), also less frequently called Olympianism (Greek: Olympianismós, Latin: Olympianismus) or Dodekatheism (Greek: Dodekatheïsmós, Latin: Duodecimdeismus), is the traditional polytheistic and animistic orthopraxic religion, lifestyle, aesthetics, and ethos of the ancient Graeco-Roman world, and is the indigenous religion of the common Greek … Someone who is not born in Hellas and not born by Hellenic parents, but has a Hellenic education and thus has thoroughly Hellenized themselves, can be considered “more Hellenic” than someone who had the two prior but was deprived of the latter. the characteristics of Greek culture, especially after the time of Alexander the … Although publicly Hellenism was seemingly defeated, it continued on for several more centuries in two forms. On that note, it is important to address certain individuals who, thinking that religion and lifestyle must be separate, have come to assert that Hellenism is “not a religion, but a way of life.” This is a dangerous mistake for two reasons. This process is mandatory to practice Hellenism, but it is available to all who wish to join the Hellenic tradition. And an additional Hellene was a certain Julius Pomponius Laetus, also named Pomponio Leto (c. 1428 – 9 June 1498), who started an academy that aimed to restore the traditional Hellenic religion of Rome, whose effort was violently shut down by Pope Paul II in 1468. It is a Orphic-Platonic tradition, derived from the teachings of Orpheus through the Platonic school, and solar-based, centered around the worship of the omnipotent creator God, King Zeus-Helios. Participating within a ethnos does not designate a people of common descent (genos), but a mind-set (logoi) (Libanios, Or. A Hellenic community’s acceptance of you as part of the ethnos is based Herodotos’ categorization of what makes up the Hellenikon (Herodotos Histories, 8.144.2): The more of these you have, the more of a Hellene one can be considered. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. New York, NY: W. W. Nortion & Company, 2018. It is primarily a devotional or votive religion, based on the exchange of gifts between the divine and mortals typically through correctly performed sacrificial rituals. At the same time, of course, the Highest God, in His particular manifestation as Zeus, presents Himself in a particular form and in a particular mythology that is unique to Hellenism, and is perceived of, arrived to, worshiped in, and had His cultus spread throughout the world, in a distinctly Hellenic context and manner. So far I'm having an absolute blast with this game and there are only very few things that I could criticise, which will probably be fixed pretty soon in some way via patches. On another hand, Hellenism was continued in sporadic attempts at revival among intellectuals. In fact, the word Olympos itself derives from the primary verb λαμπο, “lampo,” meaning “to shine.” Olympos is “never shaken by the wind, or wet with rain or blanketed by snow; A cloudless sky is spread above the mountain, white radiance all around” (Homer Odyssey, VI 42-46) (Philostratus the Elder Imagines, 1. Others, however, were driven underground and forced into an unsure secrecy, enduring a long period of trial. It’s given notice by Agamemnon in his prayer to Zeus: “Zeus, most glorious, supreme, that dwells in the sky [aither], and rides upon the storm-cloud” (Homer Iliad, II, 412 ff). Hellenism can and will manifest in different forms in different regions and adopt itself effortlessly to the religious customs of the area where it becomes absorbed— so long as they do not conflict with Hellenism— though with a consistent Hellenic tone at the foundation. Thoukydides tells us that “before the Trojan war there is no indication of any common action in Hellas, nor indeed of the universal prevalence of the name; on the contrary, before the time of Hellen, son of Deucalion [i.e., one of the only humans, along with his wife Pyrrhua, to survive the deluge which ended of the Age of Bronze], no such appellation existed, but the country went by the names of the different tribes, in particular of the Pelasgian. Thoukydides. 2010. The term paganus, coming from Latin pagus, “district,” also relates to the idea of nationhood. Translated by Richard Crawley. This can be seen in much of colonial history, where by defining religion in a way that was incompatible with certain religious traditions (e.g., defining that it must have a holy book and a prophet) colonialists were able to levy themselves on those without “real religion,” as seen with the conquest of the Americas. Regards And to those of Greek genos who feel threatened by this great diversity of peoples coming once again into Hellenism, let it be known that “those of us who are not of your blood, but who love the Gods, are also Philhellenes, friends of the Greeks, a new generation like those of the great war for independence, those like Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley” (HellenicGods.org 2010, THE ANCIENT GREEK RELIGION IS A UNIVERSAL RELIGION). The Greatest Mysteries.” Chris Aldridge’s Blog and Website. ), The Khthonic/Dii Inferi, or Underworld deities (e.g., Plouton, Hermes, etc. It is not vague, undefined “earth-based” spirituality. So those two total at +450% piety, not considering other modifiers. The concept of Hellenistic religion as the late form of Ancient Greek religion covers any of the various systems of beliefs and practices of the people who lived under the influence of ancient Greek culture during the Hellenistic period and the Roman Empire (c. 300 BCE to 300 CE). 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This notion goes back to ancient Athens as Isokrates tells us: “Athens has made it so that the name of the Greeks designates not a people [genos] but a mind-set, and those are called Greeks who share in our culture rather than our common stock [physis]” (Isokrates: Panegyric 50). Here, , where the word Hellene comes from the prefixes, About the Authors, Mission Statement & Principles, Julian the Theurgist & Julian the Chaldean, exchange of gifts between the divine and mortals, http://www.caldridge.net/2016/12/where-is-olympus-greatest-mysteries.html, https://www.academia.edu/1999944/The_making_of_an_ethnic_group_the_Romaioi_in_12th-13th_century, http://www.hellenicgods.org/exclusivism-and-hellenismos, Update on the Website + Stance Against Hindutva, Strengthening your Connection with the Gods, The Ouranic/Dii Superi, or Olympian deities (e.g., Zeus-Helios, Hera, etc. The works of emperor Julian. Therefore, according to the divine Homer, while the Gods rule over our kosmos and all things inhabiting them, Their abode isn’t a place in our mundane realm (Aldridge 2016). Many of the values celebrated by modern Hellenists such moderation and self-control are also values considered important by Western culture in general. Hellenes worship a large number of deities, which includes: Those who practice Hellenism are called Hellenes, which in this context is not the same as citizens from the contemporary Christian nation in Greece who likewise call themselves Hellenes but partake in a “Christian Hellenism” invented by the Romiosyni (i.e., Greek Christians) 200 years ago. This would not only exclude every mountain on Earth, but it would also rule out every landmass too. Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church: Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the Vision of Rome. CK3. Hellenism is more than a religion, but religion is part of it. They are the Gods of all people and have dominion over everything” (HellenicGods.org 2010, THE ANCIENT GREEK RELIGION IS A UNIVERSAL RELIGION). Furthermore, it cannot be confused with a secular notion of “culture” because one can be Hellenic in ancestry, speak Greek and Latin, and undertake every Hellenic cultural aspect – but if you convert to a religion incompatible with Hellenism you are not a Hellene anymore, as demonstrated by medieval “Greek Christians” who took to identifying themselves as “Rhomaioi” (i.e., Roman, Byzantine) instead of “Hellene” once they converted away from Hellenism and into Christianity (Howatson 1989, 264), rejecting the cultural force of Hellenism and explicitly classifying Hellenes as a distinct people with a separate identity (Malatras 2011, 425-427). Translated by Emily Wilson. Accessed January 18, 2018. http://www.hellenicgods.org/. This is demonstrated with Hellenic-born Christian apologist Aristeides, who picked out the Hellenes as one of the representative Pagan peoples of the world alongside Egyptians (Aristeides, Apology), and Hellenic-born Christian apologist Clement of Alexandria, who specifically identified the Hellenes with Paganism (Clement of Alexandria Miscellanies, 6, 5, 41). Secondly, it has consequences at a legal level, because it means Hellenes cannot ask for the rights of a religion, which including the right to construct temples, enroll their children into a Hellenic education (paideia, a pillar of the Hellenic religion) or conduct Hellenic marriages, which many countries in the world, even Greece until recently, still do not grant them. As such, Sell probably led to “Hellene” through regular sound change. His teachings hold a great appeal in our world, which is often turbulent, difficult, and even painful. This can directly relate to another etymological theory, where the word Hellene comes from the prefixes el/ελ (meaning “sun, bright, shiny,” related to elios, “sun“) and las/λας (meaning “rock, stone”). ). A prime example of this is the eternal city of Rome, which though having had distinctive Latin elements in many regards both linguistically and religiously, nonetheless participated in the Hellenic ethnos and had established and maintained sacred rites and pious belief in the Gods which were nonetheless, from beginning to end, Greek– all acknowledged by the divine Emperor Julian (Flavius Claudius Iulianis, I 419). “Where Is Olympus? https://www.academia.edu/1999944/The_making_of_an_ethnic_group_the_Romaioi_in_12th-13th_century. Participation in an ethnos is defined by having acceptance in a community and participating in the life of that community. Central to Hellenism is the universal desire to achieve and satisfy the human striving, or telos, for eudaimonia (Latin: Felicitas), the divinely inspired contented state of having a good indwelling spirit in which we are healthy, happy and prosperous. Hellenism proper is Minoan-Mykenaian in its origins, and it came to be the practiced not only by those who were born Greek by genos, but also by other peoples that came to shaped and/or influenced by the Hellenic ethos and, ultimately, adopted the Hellenic ethnos. A website dedicated to Julian Hellenism, a form of Later Graeco-Roman polytheism primarily influenced by the teachings and writings of Julian the Philosopher and the divine Iamblichus. The Greek region of Laconia in particular resisted conversion for an extended period of time and the last public Hellenes were the Maniots in 875 ACE, though they continued to practice their religion until the 10th-11th centuries, which was noted by Constantine VII’s in his work De Administrando Imperio. One acquires culture through a process of civilizing education called paideia (Elm 2012, 378-379), where one Hellenizes themselves and thus adopt the ethos, or “character,” of Hellenism (e.g., language, history, philosophy, etc). Life is not to be lived for self but for him. In today’s day and age, despite the history of Hellenism’s universalism and its wide spread from Britain to Afghanistan, with there having been Hellenes of every colour and background, and despite the fact that since the days of ancient Athens anyone could join the Hellenic ethnos so long as they underwent the Hellenizing process of paideia, there are some people who are Hellenic by genos who try to deny the religion to those born outside of the genos. Michael Psellos (c. 1017/1018 – 1078/1096 ACE) was accused of, and likely implicit in, being secretly a Hellene. ), Ancestors and ancestral divinities (e.g., Lares, Penates, etc. Its sense of ownership over the “Classics” is often challenged either by particular deluded “academics” from Western Europeans or equally foolish political organizations, who frequently feel a misled necessity to stress some kind of “inferiority” of present-day Greeks to their classical forebears, or even wholly erase their identity. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Gods, Goddesses and Who Knows What! However, Hinduism still survives today, being the third largest followed religion in the world. It is expected to be completed by (at the very least) the year 2021 ACE. ), The Titans (e.g., Kronos, Meter Theon, etc. The phrase Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism refers to the overall movement and the methodology used to revive the religion, but is not the religion itself. Broadly speaking, Hellenism is a polytheistic religion that understands the Gods are unchanging, unbegotten, eternal, and not in space. ISBN 0-571-13524-2. Everything on this website is subject to change. Zeus is not merely some lowly regional deity of the peoples of Southern Europe, but rather He is the King of Heaven, and thus He is the King of the All, who rules everything in our Kosmos, from the lowest pits of the Earth to the highest vaults of the heavens. Hellenism in Byzantium: the transformations of Greek identity and the reception of the classical tradition. The term dates all the way back to the Age of Heroes, though it’s understood that it took quite awhile for the term to take hold as a common identifier for all Hellenes. One theory is that the ancient Hellenes originally called themselves Selloi, and that through time the initial sigma in Proto-Greek became aspirated in ancient Greek, turning /s/ into /h/ in initial positions. Cambridge (Mass. The place in which they live is waterless and inaccessible, but has olives from which they gain some consolation.”. ), The Einalic/Dii Mari, or Sea deities (e.g., Poseidon, Coventina, etc. Instead, we can begin to understand what an ethnos designates by looking at its etymology. What are their core beliefs? Rather, one becomes part of an ethnos through work. Hellenism must therefore, by definition, be simultaneously both a universal religion and a ethnikos. The gods and goddesses of the two religions have many similarities, as they both derive from the Proto-Indo-European religion. For Orpheus’ teachings tell us of the great compassion of Zeus and of how He devised a plan to deliver us from our anguish by sending His divine son Dionysos to deliver us from our misery. (1989). There exists economic strife in the country, and its heritage is often subject to attack from all sides thanks to a kind of internal colonialism within Europe. As such, Hellenism is self-revelatory. As stated, Hellenism is not merely a system of orthopraxic devotion and supplication of the Gods, but rather is an entire ethos which encompasses one’s entire lifestyle and is thus lived every day. The History of the Peloponnesian War. Here, the myth of Deukalion and Pyrrha tell us of how following the great deluge, they repopulate the land by casting stones which become people, the first being Hellen, the eponymous King of the Hellenes who would come to be the progenitor of the Greek peoples. Here the Selli dwelt and those who were formerly called Graeci and now Hellenes.” As such, the Selloi became the Helloi, though again no one is absolutely certain. Hellenismos is the term used to describe the modern equivalent of the traditional Greek religion. As such, we understand that Hellenism is a religion, which at the same time as an orthopraxic tradition, is not merely confined to a temple in an artificial divorce from secular life. That mountain is merely one of at least nineteen other peaks in the ancient world also named Olympos, which were each named after the real Mount Olympos because of their awe-inspiring height, not vice versa. This identification of Hellenes as a separate peoples continued into the Medieval era, with Procopius writing that the Christian Emperor Justinian tried to destroy Hellenism, even within private life, with new decrees and lawcodes such as his Corpus Juris Civilis, stating that “he [Justinian] turned the persecution against the ‘Greeks’ [Hellenes], torturing their bodies and looting their property. The word 'Hellenism' is derived from the word 'Hellen' which means Greek. Answer: Hellenism is the term used to describe the influence of Greek culture on the peoples the Greek and Roman Empires conquered or interacted with. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Beginning during this time, Hellenic culture and practices would be spread by Alexander’s successors, the Diadokhoi, and later on eventually Rome, leading Hellenism to become the dominant religion of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. “HELLENISMOS FAQ.” http://Www.HellenicGods.org. Malatras, Christos (2011). HELLENISM, term generally used by historians to refer to the period from the death of Alexander the Great (323 B.C.E.) 2010. Many who held dear our sacred tradition were eventually were forced to abandon them, either for implicit or practical reasons such as rising in society, or for explicit reasons such as violence. In K. A. Dimadis. The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. Rather, Hellenes in the context of the Hellenism this page discusses is the ethnos that had been born in ancient antiquity and survived through the centuries, from ancient Hellas through Byzantium and has survived all the way to the modern day. Imagines. One of the features of Romanticism was love for the classical past. Radical Platonism in Byzantium. Translated by Arthur Fairbanks. This word continues to have this meaning in the derived French word pays, which implies “a nation” or “country.” As such, we can understand that an ethnos denotes a “tribal identity.” An ethnos can be understood to designate a group of people who share a common ethos (Latin: Mores) meaning “character” or “culture.” This includes language, literature, history, philosophy, science, morality, unwritten moral codes which stem from common habits, socially acceptable behavior, and so on. Many articles are incomplete, and those which do seem complete may be subject to complete revision. It is well known that the Living Immortals dwell on Mount Olympos, but only the uneducated would actually think that the location of Mount Olympos was synonymous with the mountain in northern Greece. Hellenism (Greek: Ellinismós, Latin: Hellenismus), also less frequently called Olympianism (Greek: Olympianismós, Latin: Olympianismus) or Dodekatheism (Greek: Dodekatheïsmós, Latin: Duodecimdeismus), is the traditional polytheistic and animistic orthopraxic religion, lifestyle, aesthetics, and ethos of the ancient Graeco-Roman world, and is the indigenous religion of the common Greek and Latin cultural sphere… Hellenism has a history of welcoming people of diverse backgrounds, including several famous Hellenes such as Plotinos (a Egyptian), Iamblichus (a Syrian), Emperor Julian (a Illyro-Thracian), and so on, who were each not born as Hellenes. And because the Gods are real, living Beings, with agencies of Their own, They are not bound to any one culture and can not be subject to cultural appropriation, as They can manifest Themselves to any peoples or particular persons that They please. This is a clear understanding from the ancient world, as the divine Emperor Julian tells us: “though my family [the Constantinian dynasty] is Thracian, [I] am a Greek in my habits,” or in other words, logos displaces genos (Flavius Claudius Iulianus, II 501). Leaders of the movement claimed in 2005 that there are as many as 2,000 adherents to the Hellenic tra Upon the Jews' return from exile in Babylon, they endeavored to protect their national identity by following the law closely. This additionally means that they forfeit the claim to their sacred sites, which currently lack the legal rights of a religion and are thus often deemed secular and state property. Enter your email address to follow Hellenic Faith and receive notifications of new posts by email. νική Ομάδα Ε", "Ύπατο Συμβούλιο των Ελλήνων Εθνικών", "Hellenism Officially Recognized as a Religion in Greece", "There's a reason why Zeus is king of the gods and Hermes isn't - The House of Vines", "The organizational and operating structure of the YSEE", "Who we are - Hellenic Religion. However, it is not just a system of orthopraxic devotion and supplication of the divine, but rather is an entire everyday lived ethos and system of morality which encompasses a person’s entire lifestyle; a modus vivendi et operandi, or “way of living and operating.” The ethical convictions of Hellenes are inspired by ancient Graeco-Roman virtues such as reciprocity, hospitality, and moderation. Philhellenes are the admirers of Hellenism and Hellenes (Greek culture and Greeks). However, despite the colossal effort to dismantle and exterminate our religion, it continued to persist. As such, when engaging with Zeus, or any Hellenic manifestation of divinity, They should be worshiped in distinctly Hellenic cultural systems of worship, which includes sacred rites, methods, attire, and traditions. ⓘ Hellenism (religion) Hellenism, the Hellenic ethnic religion, also commonly known as Hellenismos, Hellenic Polytheism, Dodekatheism, or Olympianism, comprises various religious movements which revive or reconstruct ancient Greek religious practices, … This is “the providence of the King of Gods and men, the design and solution of Zeus for all his creatures, not just for a few” (HellenicGods.org 2010, THE ANCIENT GREEK RELIGION IS A UNIVERSAL RELIGION). This can be understandable to a certain degree when we find the current political situation of Greece and its inhabitants today. Thus Hellenism represents Greek culture and spirit. Elm, Susanna. Hellenism can be described as a form of Paganism, also called Ethnism (Latin: Paganismo, Greek: Ethnikos), which means it is an ethnos. Siniossoglou, Niketas. Overland Park (Kan.): Digireads.com Publishing, 2009. The term dates all the way back to the Age of Heroes, though it’s understood that it took quite awhile for the term to take hold as a common identifier for all Hellenes. Hellenic (disambiguation) Hellenic studies; Hellenization, the spread of Greek culture to other peoples People who follow this path are known as Hellenes, Hellenic Reconstructionists, Hellenic Pagans , or by one of many other terms. Hellenic religion and Hellenic polytheism are also used frequently while Dodekatheism and Olympianism are … The religious sphere expanded to include new gods such as the Greco-Egyptian Serapis, ... (History of Hellenism), coined the term Hellenistic to refer to and define the period when Greek culture spread in the non-Greek world after Alexander's conquest. It is not to be used synonymously with eclectic New Age religions. Persecution was harsh, however, with our temples often either being destroyed or, worse, desacrilized and converted into churches. The period of Hellenistic influence, when taken as a whole, constitutes one of the most creative periods in the history of religions. : the Hellenism of Alexandrian Jews. Late Byzantine History of Emperors describes the devout and pious Pagan, Emperor Diokletianos, as “Roman Emperor, Hellene and idolater” (Iadevaia 2005, 9). As such, Hellenism and its practices are applicable to all peoples, and this is one of the reasons for the tradition’s heavenly majesty. However, this process of non-Greeks becoming Hellenes truly flourished on a global scale during what contemporary historians call the Hellenistic period, an era which began following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. In looking at much of the listed sources for this article, it would seem the phrases Hellenismos, Hellenism, the Hellenic tradition, the Hellenic religion, and Hellenic Polytheism are all used interchangeably to refer to the religion, and are synonymous. II.184) (Kaldellis 2011, 54). Furthermore, the Gods are not bound by any mortal society and belong to no one, as They are not mere culture nor objects– They are real, living and eternal Beings who have agencies of Their own, and thus cannot be reduced to mere “trinkets” that belong to a culture, as this stupidly substitutes human judgment over that of the Gods and would thus commit the sin of hubris. Aldridge, Chris. Hellenism, the Hellenic ethnic religion also known as Hellenismos, Hellenic polytheism, Dodekatheism or Olympianism, consists of various religious movements that restore or to reconstruct ancient Greek religious practice, which appeared publicly since 1990-ies. Any freethinking and intelligent person who is observing the Kosmos with an analytical and imaginative eye is capable of deriving the essential principles of it. Rather, to be a practitioner of Hellenism, one must embrace the Hellenic ethos via a process of education where one Hellenizes themselves and ultimately participates in the ethnos. the imitation or adoption of ancient Greek language, thought, customs, art, etc. Greenhalgh, P. A. L.; Eliopoulos, Edward (1985). December 01, 2016. The name “Hellene” is exceptionally ancient, far predating Julian’s usage. And today, the greatest of the Hellenic teachers living at this very moment in Athens, tell us that Hellenism is for everyone, as it is the religion of the kosmos, declare that “the Gods do not only dwell in the mountains of Greece. The reality is that by sharing their religion, those who are Hellenic by genos glorify and ennoble themselves, occupying a unique and venerable position. Flavius Claudius Iulianus Augustus, and Wilmer Cave. (in certain isolated areas it survived until the 12th century, see Tsakonia and Maniots) The majority of modern Hellenic polytheist organizations view their religious traditions as either "revivalist" or "reconstructionist", though most modern individual adherents exist somewhere on a reconstructionist to … Homer. It helps, but reduction from 53K to 47K is just a spit in the sea. Another Hellene was Michael Tarchaniota Marullus (c. 1458 – 1500 ACE), a Hellene either from Sparta or Constantinople who became a mercenary in medieval Italy, who privately translated many ancient Hellenic works such as the Orphic Hymns, and wrote the Hymni naturales, devotional hymns dedicated to the immortal Gods. The traditional Greek religion is part of Hellenism as antithetical to the period of trial history. Our world, which is often turbulent, difficult, and ourselves more than a religion practice. 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