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Hades is a spacious place in the center of the earth where the people's souls were going after their physical body's death. This place's main rulers are Plouton and Persephone but other gods such as Hermes, Hekate, Fates and Nemesis have power and duties in Hades. There were five rivers:

  • Acheron...

Hekate has many symbols. One of the most dominant is the torch. In hellenic the torch is called δαυλός, dhaulos. You know the epithet dadouchos, is the one who carries a daulos, the torchbearer. Dhaulos is the masculine type and dhada is the femimine type. Let's see the meaning of the word dhaulos.

The torch is a main symbol of the Goddesses of Eleusis, including...

Nowadays wiccans believe mainly in polytheism but in Wicca we can find monotheism too. In the ancient hellenic religion, the same phenomeno takes place. In the entrance of the temple of Apollo in Delphi we see a mystical symbol, the EI of Delpi.

The orphic religion clearly speaks for the existence of one God, one Triple God, but at the same time, we find hymns for...

There are four women known with name Artemis. The first is daughter of Zeus and Persephone, the second one is daughter of Uranos and Phoebe, the third one is daughter οf Dionysos and Demetra and the fourth one that most known is the...

The Temple

Goddess Demeter was invited by the friends of the king's daughter to the palace. She started working to find comfort after the abduction of Persephone. She was repeating a ritual to make the son of the king Keleos, immortal. One day, his mother, Metaneira entered the room and saw Demeter holds the key over the fire. Metaneira started shouting. Demeter left the...

Asteria was daughter of titans Koios and Phoebe, granddaughter of Ouranus and Earth and sister of Leto who gave birth to Artemis and Apollo. Koios was responsible for the quality of things. His name in ionic dialect is Koios but in aiolic...

Perses was son of Kreios and Evryvia, grandson of Uranus and Earth and brother of Astraios and Pallas. Kreios means the kingly and drastic energy. Evryvia means the great­ force and need so that Kreios assigns and Evryvia coerce. Astraios is responsible for the birth of the stars, Pallas for the movement and Persis is responsible for the completion of the movement from east...

It is believed that the natural phenomena were worshiped in the very ancient prehistoric world. This phenomeno is called animism. After that period, humans have worshiped the animals escpesially the big ones. As we notice, our first ancestors were afraid of strength that was dangerous for them and that they didn't understood. After that period and with the progress of agriculture people used the woods as means to grow plants and domestic...

History

The first Orphic Hymn is dedicated to the Goddess Hekate and it starts with the epithet Enodia. In hellenic Ἐννοδία or Ἐνοδία, means of the roads. Let’s explore it’s history! As you will notice, Hekate and Enodia have many things in common.

Enodia was the city protector Goddess of Ferai in Magnesia. Ferai was the second...

Ancient divination is based in signs. Those signs could be divided to two categories. Signs that are revealed without the diviner do any great actions and signs that are caused because the diviner did something.

Immediate Signs

  • Diosemiai, the signs of Zeus. Those are meteorological signs that are...

Divination in her first steps was connected with the Divine. There is no divination without the true connection to the Gods and the unseen powers of the nature. Through their signs (oionoi) the will of the Gods is revealed. The method of catching and explaining these signs is divination.

Magickal Divination

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Introduction

As Cicero writes among all wise nations or among all barbaric nations there is no nation which does not believe in the revelation of the future and does not believe that there are people who have that ability.
In the far ancient times, divination, witchcraft and religion were the same thing. The connection of divination and religion is very clear in ancient...

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Theurgy and Philosophy are two different methods which lead to the union with God.

 

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