The contemporary Pagan faces numerous challenges in society. One challenge, a challenge shared among alternative religious movements, is legitimacy. Accusers claim that Pagans do not hold sincere beliefs. Instead of possessing true piety, Pagans are accused of “live-action role-playing” (Larping), a term referring to role-playing games in which individuals dress…


The following exegesis comes to us from a Facebook post, where a Greek polytheist provides a detailed analysis of Medusa within Hellenism.

She is a grandchild of Gaia whose primordial children were inherently unstable, violent, and not conducive to life as we humans understand. Their gradual defeat at the hands…


Recently a series of photos circulated online showcasing the Greek Gods with black models. The collection was created by Ana Martínez and Mario Ville from the International Center for Photography and Film in Spain. Depending on the audience, the reactions varied. My personal opinion is that the photos are stunning…


As someone who’s been around the block, spiritually speaking, I’ve come to discover the greatest lie circulating the ‘spiritual but not religious’ crowd. The greatest lie is that you should “accept all things with an open mind, or you are being narrow and closed-minded.”

It is a common habit for…


The following comes from an unpublished Hearth of Hellenism blog entry from 2017.

Mark Twain is credited for saying the following:

History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes

It is a very compelling statement. I do think history plays out in cycles and patterns. …


I was going through a difficult time. Seeking advice from the Gods, I picked my Loeb’s copy of Aesop’s Fables, asked my question, and opened it to a random page. The fable that I had turned to was The Departure of a Well-Sated Guest:

A man was holding a fine…


Women near an altar. Interior from an Attic red-figure kylix, ca. 450 BC. From Vulci. (Wiki Commons)

Women in classical Athens lived restricted lives famously marked by lower legal status compared to their free male counterparts. Never the less, women were not universally treated as inferior humans unworthy of respect and dignity. …


It is sad that The Hierophant gets a bad rep; his image has been unjustly tainted. He has wrongly been associated with the evils of organized religion. As more people reject institutional religions and their dogmas for a personal path offering an unmediated relationship with divinity, The Hierophant became a…


“Never in my life did I think I would like to see a dictator,” the woman told the crowd. “But if there’s going to be one, I want it to be Trump.”

The following quote comes from a Trump supporter speaking at a Steve Bannon event which appeared on the…


Justice is one of those cards in the tarot which I love to hate. While we have an innate idea of what justice is, at the same time it can be elusive and vague. …

Angelo Nasios

Author, Ancient Historian, Theolatric Thoughts www.AngeloNasios.com

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