Patron gods and goddesses were the special objects of worship among those who coveted blessings and protection from disasters.

Both physical and spiritual ancestors are greatly honoured. Image by DIREKTOR, via Wikimedia Commons. My birth name Amethyst is Greek, and my family comes from generations upon generations of gypsy witches. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Throughout ancient Greece there has always been a major cult to a period of time when the people would partake in the worship of these deities whether it was the Mycenaeans the Minoans the Orphic or even the Hellenistic period but this worship was always contested even before Christianity spread to Greece. Practice Offerings and Rituals

To offer one of them something better suited to another is not only disrespectful, it shows that you really don't know them at all and worse yet, haven't even taken the time to learn about them. Greece, even women could be priests. Your gift helps support the core AiG ministry, fund a new exhibit coming to the Creation Museum, launch Answers Bible Curriculum homeschool, and more.

You can pray to the Muses or a particular Muse for creative inspiration too. Centuries later we see it worshipped as an idol (2 Kings 18:4), and Jesus referenced it as a metaphor for His own crucifixion (John 3:14–15). Greek creation myths resemble some of the Egyptian creation stories, with gods such as Ouranus (Uranus) and Gaea—representing sky and earth—emerging from an egg or from chaos. If you’re looking for some great prayers and invocations, look no further than the Homeric Hymns and the Orphic Hymns. I'd like to read more on the subject.

Nymphs called dryads inhabited trees. Don't worry about making things perfect when you begin!

Much like our friends Jill and Steve, the gods have certain things they like and value, and certain things they don't.

But my chosen God (Hades) has a bad reputation and even my goddess (Selene).

It is instead a form of community life.

Sometimes you can reach out to those you've felt intrigued by and ask them-- they'll send you an answer (could be yes, could be no, could be wait-- never know). I knew someone who called out to the 'Gods of Mt. Eventually God forced them to disperse by confusing their languages, and the people who settled in the region we know as Greece would have brought with them knowledge of the Creator God and of important historical events like the global Flood. The Gods of Olympus do not have a place in such 'barbaric' places with twisted views of magic. Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on December 30, 2013: Most Wiccans will tell you they don't feel like they chose their Gods but their Gods chose them. Of course there were other kind of sacrifices: sacrifice of firstfruits, votive offering (The offering of something because of a vow – you vow to give the god a offering if they do something for you (For example being successful in war) and if the grant you your wish you are obliged to give the Offering) and of course Libation (you cannot drink any wine without libation). I never feel it again, maybe it was a calling but I didn't know.

Given that the entire earth’s post-Flood population spread from the people descended from the eight who got off the Ark—people who had plenty of reason to remember the reality of the God who sent the global Flood—this would be no surprise. Appropriate Worship - Honoring the Gods the Way They Want. Today I went out and saw (what I think) are a couple of signs. gods was part of daily life and part of just about everything After all, Adam and his son Seth, Scripture tells us, lived into the generation preceding Noah’s. Following the global Flood of Noah’s day, Noah’s descendants congregated at the Tower of Babel, rebelling against God’s command to spread over the earth. Scripture warns, “Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12) and, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18). There were twelve principal deities in the Greek … If there are myths and legends of the pantheon your gods belong to, study these stories. I admit to being stubborn and running off instead of listening to him. You'll learn and I think the gods know that too. The great Flood was perhaps the most global example. Sparta was renowned for its military preeminence in the region. Would be super cool to get more information on this stuff. Thank you so much for the info and for answering so quick!

While Wiccans may be interested in bringing Hellenism into Wicca, Hellenic Reconstructionists are not interested in bringing Wicca into Hellenism. Start by researching and reading to learn more about your gods and the cultural context from which they come. 12 Greek Gods and Goddesses. The original Parthenon, the primary temple of Athena, is in the ancient Greek city Athens, which was named for its patron goddess. There are some common themes in the myths of many ancient cultures, which we can attribute not only to the shared cultural ancestry at the Tower of Babel but also to the thriving trade that developed among many people of the time. Every religion was 70 years old at one time. It's unknown when the Homeric Hymns are from, the Orphic Hymns date between 100 BCE and 150 CE. People would bring offerings, usually food, to the temples when they Much like norse they have a good for about everything. The following list of Greek Gods and Goddesses is a complete list of the major and minor deities of Greek mythology. well if you eat anything you gotta throw the best bits into the fire.

As I began transitioning to the Pagan path they seemed the only Gods that I really felt the presence of in my life. While i dont think it is wrong to draw inspiration from ancient sources (such as texts or sculpture) and adapt the Gods to you modern needs (The greek after all did the same with Isis and Mithras). It wasn't until as late as the 19th century that the four Elements, which had been popularized in Ceremonial Magic, were thought mistakenly to come from the Celts. Blessed be. Just saw your response post. Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on November 11, 2017: Excellent; blessings on your path, Michael Turry. If they're okay with it, don't worry about what anyone else thinks. You're almost done! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the GreekMythology community. Growing up, I was always drawn to the Greek pantheon, fascinated by the myths.

Sacrifice consists of giving something to the gods in exchange for their blessing.

It's okay too! And not knowing this, the gospel of salvation seems irrelevant to them. Sure, you love Jill and Steve equally, but they're not the same person, and they don't have the same likes and dislikes. If you live in a warmer climate as I do, it’s particularly beneficial to adapt your Wheel of the Year to the Greek festivals, because our agricultural cycle is different than those of Northern Europeans. I have received visions from Aphrodite and Athena in the past and right now I have a feeling that I am going to receive a blessing from Dionysus soon, possibly something to do with theater. A statue of Athena, goddess of war and wisdom, was added in 1990. You could always just create a sacred place, a future shrine somewhere in your home, sit down in front of it with a candle and some incense, call to the Greek God/desses and tell them you wish to honor them, and ask those who want to work with you to reach out to you. Pick up a copy of The Mabinogion. Paul was grieved by the worldview that surrounded him, but he did not shy from presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ. Prayer: The Greeks Thank you so much for your awesome info!! Read the Homeric hymns and the writing of other Greek philosophers. I could see how a path might not be effective for someone if it's not a proper fit.

Remember, Zeus never disrespected Hera by insulting Her or harming her physically in any way after their marriage.

Your donation will be matched up to $3.5 million! The very first step, after taking bath and wearing clean clothes go to your balcony or any place where you can see the Sky and call Zeus( who derives His name from Vedic 'Dayus Pita' or Pitr ; Dayus means the Sky while Pitr/Pita means Father ) by providing a salutation .