More on marriage

The Delphic Maxims tell us that we should “Intend to get Married” (or “Marriage is sweet” in another translation). That Maxim does not say that we should only have “One-man, One-woman” marriages. In point of fact, the Greeks of the time that the Maxim was probably carved on the portico of Apollo’s temple were often…

The Same-Sex marriage debate in the US

In the United States the Supreme Court is expected to rule on same-sex marriage within the next few days and so-called “Conservative” Christian groups have said that if the court rules in favor of same-sex marriage that they will defy on the grounds that “Natural Moral law” trumps human law. Plato speaks to this in…

Prometheus Soter

What would you say to a God (or Titan in this case) who suffered SPECIFICALLY because of giving gifts to humanity? Would you classify him as a “savior”? Prometheus was punished by Zeus because he helped humanity keep the meat of the offering as a means of survival AS WELL AS for his gift of…

Solstice is coming……

The BBC posted an article recently about The Greeks who worship the ancient gods and one of the things that was mentioned was the Prometheia festival. This is definitely something that is part of what I will be doing in the next couple of days… Why? Because, in part, it is a way to connect with my…

Daemons of the home and land

Many Ethnic religions have a belief in land spirits and house spirits. Hellenic Polytheism is no different although many people do not have a relationship with these daemons. Yes, we are to have relationships with the Theoi and have those relationships be important factors in our lives. However, we are in an intimate relationship with…

Father’s Day in the US

Today is Father’s Day in the United States, (where I live) and I am reminded of more than just my PHYSICAL father who was a Greek Orthodox priest.   I am also reminded of the Fathers that we all have on the SPIRITUAL plane. I look to Poseidon and Zeus for examples of Gods who…