Observing the Festivals in a Simple Way

Now that I’m getting accustomed to some of the Hellenic (Hellenistic?) customs – I can introduce some festival observance.

Today, according to the Hellenion calendar is Kronia. So, I included a bit of Hesiod’s Theogony in my Daily Devotional today to celebrate the special day. I also read about Kronos and his myth.

Unfortunately, that’s all I can do today, but, in the future, I want create my own rituals for the observances.

4 Replies to “Observing the Festivals in a Simple Way”

    1. Thanks. It’s a little confusing. I understand that “Hellenic” is used to label the Greek religion before Alexander the Great and “Hellenistic” is used to denote the time after his death, but I’m little confused on how these words are used in the modern polytheist setting.


      1. Historically, “Hellenistic” is used to refer to those who were made ostensibly Greek and “Hellenic” by Alexander, which because of his hands off approach meant some places that were only Greek in name but retained their original cultures. In these places, Hellenic culture came in and greatly influenced art, architecture, etc.

        In polytheism, it usually makes more sense to the community to say Hellenic because we are worshiping the Hellenic gods of Hellenic Greece (as it existed in the “Hellenic era”). The term “Hellenistic polytheism” may include a myriad of offshoot cult practices (like synthesizing Aphrodite with an indigenous goddess) and would be much more regionally specific.


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