Common questions

Are there any followers of ancient Greek religion?

Are there any followers of ancient Greek religion?

According to estimates reported by the U.S. State Department in 2006, there were perhaps as many as 2,000 followers of the ancient Greek religion out of a total Greek population of 11 million; however, Hellenism’s leaders place that figure at 100,000 followers.

Do people in Greece still worship the old gods?

Yes, there are still people who worship the classic gods and goddesses. I did some research several years back on the modern worship of Athena, and found a group online which appears to be serious. The modern worship of ancient Roman and Greek deities is called “Neopaganism”.

Do Greek gods still exist today?

It has taken almost 2,000 years, but those who worship the 12 gods of ancient Greece have finally triumphed. An Athens court has ordered that the adulation of Zeus, Hera, Hermes, Athena and co is to be unbanned, paving the way for a comeback of pagans on Mount Olympus.

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What is the modern day Greek religion?

Religion in Greece is dominated by the Greek Orthodox Church, which is within the larger communion of the Eastern Orthodox Church. It represented 90\% of the total population in 2015 and is constitutionally recognized as the “prevailing religion” of Greece.

Who was the meanest Greek god?

Kronos. Kronos was the Titan father of the Olympian gods and goddesses. To know why he is on this list of the worst Greek gods, we must first start from the beginning. Kronos was the son of Ouranos, who turned out to be a cruel and unjust leader who was particularly awful to his wife and Kronos’s mother, Gaia.

Where is Zeus now?

Mount Olympus
Zeus is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus. His name is cognate with the first element of his Roman equivalent Jupiter….

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Zeus
Member of the Twelve Olympians
Zeus de Smyrne, discovered in Smyrna in 1680
Abode Mount Olympus
Planet Jupiter

Why was Hellenism banned?

In 186 bc a scandal about the Bacchanalia—the Latin name for the Hellenistic Dionysiac Mysteries—so upset the Romans that a decree of the Senate prohibited them throughout Italy, except in certain special cases. …