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torch: symbol of enlightenment, and additionally in Hellenismos: of wisdom and either life or death.
Caduceus: wisdom & enlightenment archetype in Hellenismos.

Hellenismos is ancient Greek religion or (apparently etymologically) even culture (to modern times, including with the ancient religion, though it was and somewhat still is suppressed.) Hellenismos can specifically mean ancient Greek religion or (somewhat according to the Hellenismos article) 'Hellenic cultural religion reconstructionism' (as if Hellenismos ever disappeared.) It is etymologically related to 'Hellenism' and 'Hellenistic.' Other self-referential indigenous religions, such as 'Slavianstvo' also just mean culture, which is inherent to its religion.

The Hellenismos article says reconstructionism is polytheistic, a philosophical term, but the works of Pythagoras, Plato and those attributed to Hermes Trismegistus and Apollo say both 'Worship the gods,' and define 'The One' or 'The All.' The latter is primordial Chaos sometimes with Chronos (a god?,) and besides for the specific Greek mythological names, The All is an idea equivalent to those in older Indo-European religions--as well as sects of many 'monotheisms' (maybe not monolatry) in which the word for '"The" Divinity' is the same as 'angel,' and beyond that is the word for The Absolute. (e.g. causeless cause of Chaos that creates the first cause of Protogenoi, esp. the first creative ones of which in Philosophy are called Protologos, i.e. semi-immanent prototypal Monad eternally emanating from The All 'Monad,' i.e. completely transcendent universal of void of Chaos.)

(Neo)-Platonism can be polytheist; henothist (incl. kathenotheist,) monotheist, dodecatheist, mathematical; pan(en)theist, autotheist; scientific, etc.: these are just viewpoints Philosophy (when capitalized meaning (neo-)Platonism) can consider and apply. Before Socrates & Plato's influence on monotheist philosophy, most of that 'monotheism' defined both 'The One/All' (Monad/infinity) and 'angels' with the exact same word.

This is a draft introduction/summary why 'Hellenismos' either need not redirect to a list of ancient & modern polytheistic Hellenismos separately, or it should have a summary and more viewpoints.

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Pythagoras studied in the East, including at Mt. Carmel. He and the community (near) there had similar rare practices of ethics (and dress,) and later Socrates described these as virtuous and Philosophical. Likewise, a similar community South of Mt. Carmel later kept a text of Plato's Republic, a dialogue in which Socrates spoke. This interaction has influenced various spirituality near the Eastern Mediterranean to the present day.

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basic: Greek language & alphabet

ancient thought/lit.: TheogonyTitansTitanomachyOlympusOlympiansHermetism & Art/Craft/Magic/Math/Science/PhilosophyArgonauticaOrphic & Homeric Hymns -- libations · Epic Cycle

Classical places & events: Athens & DemocracySparta & ThermopylaeDelphi & Sibyl

Classical people & ideas: Pythagoras & ethics ·• Socrates & Plato & ethics & epistemology & axiologyRepublic

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topics: mythologyPhilosophy & logicscience & mathematics & Kabbalah

range of ideas: Heathenism -- spirituality & ecumenism (latter term from Greek Orthodoxy)

Classical arts-related: Classical civilization (no such visual art portal yet...) • OlympicsClassical music (would not exist without Pythagoras.)


Wikiprojects related to the Greece project (and reasons why)

Philosophy (What does it mean when capitalized and implying the Academy...?) • Science (Thales) • Religion

Spirituality (if it was called logic; monadology; pneumatology)  • Kabbalah (math-based; influenced Pythagoras) • Mythology (etymologically) •

Egyptian religion (Hermes-Thoth, etc.) • Zoroastrianism (Mazdaist cultures interact(ed) with Greece and must have been part of Alexander's Empire) • Eastern Orthodoxy (ecumenism can mean 'interfaith') • Neopaganism (for those who mythology is new to)

Things to do

Make a wikiproject Hellenismos and at least portals for Greek Mythology (maybe,) and Hermetic, Gnostic, Mysticism, Perennial Philosophy (& Theosophy.) Rename wikiproject 'Occult' to 'Esoterikos.' (jk) ;) Make a wikipage explaining how to do 'selected articles/biographies, pictures' so the process is not so esoterikos, and then use the standard selection process to make the selections here less 'spartan'--or maybe not. ;)

Add the pictures of Mt. Olympus and the Olympians together.

Add more info on texts, sects, calendar, rituals, prayers, relevant persons, culture including all the arts.

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