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I love your blog first off, and secondly I would like your help. I would like to get a tattoo soon and I want it to be partially representative of Nyx but I can't find anything on symbols that represent her, for example Athena has the owls and obvious other symbols and Apollo the harp and Zeus lightning
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Thank you. Nyx is very mysterious and elusive. I can’t think of any symbols off the top of my head. I’m sorry I feel awful about not being able to answer this. I would appreciate it if any of my followers know of any symbols of Nyx to help out.


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Hi. I'm not very good with keeping up on rituals and stuff. Would you consider it a necessity to do rituals? Or is prayer and such enough?
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I think it is necessary to do rituals daily. It’s a matter of devotion and piety. You shouldn’t do a huge elaborate ritual everyday but thanks and a small offering is good enough I think. It’s important to me at least to do something small everyday that I am able too. If there is something keeping you from doing the rituals like parents or any type of house rules you should just do small things when you are able too.



My first experience….

My first experience with the gods was when I was an eclectic neo pagan. I had been doing research on Hellenismos for the first time, at first I didn’t think anything of the religion it was just one of many countless religions I was studying. At that point in my life aside from very strange occurrences with possibly fairies that I can’t fully comprehend or understand what had happened (I may have been hallucinating about the fairies) I had no contact with a god or goddess or anything supernatural really.  One night I went to sleep and I had a vivid dream I was in the Elysian fields with Dionysus and Persephone standing before me. They spoke to me in a language that I’ve never heard before (I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist) but I understood in general that it was a calling. When I woke up I did further research on Hellenismos. Later I would find out that those two gods had very special significance with the underworld in the Orphic tradition which was proof enough to me that the gods were real. This was my first and last time I was visited by a god in that way as these occurrences I believe happen rarely. It was what started me on the path of Hellenismos.


I am gaining followers, thank you for following me but I don’t know what use this blog can have anymore. I’m not a scholar and it seems you have to be to be part of this religion let alone run a blog about it. I can’t do anything anymore I can barely remember the things I’ve read and what I can remember I can’t recall the sources. I’m a simple man so all I can offer you is a view into my spiritual life rather than a sharing of information. So would you guys and gals like that? 


Hello followers I’m thinking of deleting this blog and giving the URL to one of you so just message me if your interested. The only requirement is that you do it for the sake of educating  about Hellenismos in an accurate matter.  The reason I am deleting this blog is because my mental illness has become too severe for me to properly portray my religion and beliefs to others. I of course have kept the religion and don’t plan on changing it but I think it’s best that I keep my practices  and beliefs private due to a lot of inner turmoil and constant hallucinations. This turmoil isn’t a struggle of faith or vice but a lack of being eloquent enough to tell other what Hellenimos and Orphism is as well as the occasional bout with suicide due to irrational thought and reckless impulsive passion.


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i dont believe persephone is worthy of worship. she's just hades' wife and a minor goddess,little value to olympus
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earthandstarryheaven:

eupheme-butterfly:

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I JUST CAN’T WITH THIS.

All gods are worthy of worship…. as are your ancestors, and daemons.


athens-archaeological-museum:

Bell krater:

Contest between Athena and the Silen Marsyas. From Crete (Frangokastello). By the Semele painter. Late 5th century.

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alinnetinagildedcage:

The Nine Muses

 Circle of Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807)

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aaronstjames:

Orphic prayers, Roman carnelian 300AD Greek gold 350BC

aaronstjames:

Orphic prayers, Roman carnelian 300AD Greek gold 350BC

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