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Torch: symbol of enlightenment, and additionally in Hellenismos: of wisdom and either life or death.
Laurel_wreath: victory & archetype in Hellenismos.

Hellenismos or the Hellenic Ethnic Religion (Greek: Ελληνική Εθνική Θρησκεία), also Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism, Dodekatheism (Greek: Δωδεκαθεϊσμός), Modern Greek polytheism or Olympianism, is the Olympian based Greek religion and philosophy of modern times. Hellenismos as a term was first used in the fourth century by Roman Emperor Julian the Philosopher to mean Greek religion, and today it is used to mean its continuation. Practitioners are found in the modern Greek republic and throughout the world.

Hellenismos includes the mythology, philosophy and religion of the Greek gods, such as Dodecatheism, the Eleusinian mysteries, the Delphic mysteries, Hermetism, the Dionysian mysteries, Orphism and Pythagoreanism, the Milesian school, the Eleatic school, other pre-Socratic philosophy, Platonism and the Peripatetic school, neo-Platonism and Skepticism and Stoicism and other Hellenistic philosophy to the present day.

Important ancient/Classical Hellenic teachers/writers/prophets include Hermes Trismegistus, the Pythia and Sibyl, Hesiod, Apollodorus, Homer, Apollonius of Rhodes, Creophylus of Samos, Orpheus, Thales, Anaximander, Pherecydes of Syros, Xenophanes, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, the seven sages of Greece, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Parmenides, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Antisthenes, Aristippus, Euclid of Megara, Pyrrho, Zeno of Citium, Epicurus, Ammonius Saccas, Plotinus, Hypatia of Alexandria, etc.

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Plotinus
Plotinus (Greek: Πλωτῖνος) (ca. CE 204/5–270) was a major philosopher of the ancient world. In his system of theory there are the three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul.[1] His teacher was Ammonius Saccas and he is of the Platonic tradition.[2] Historians of the 19th century invented the term Neoplatonism[citation needed] and applied it to him and his philosophy which was influential in Late Antiquity. Much of the biographical information about Plotinus comes from Porphyry's preface to his edition of Plotinus' Enneads. His metaphysical writings have inspired centuries of Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Gnostic metaphysicians and mystics.

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Hellenism's main news source from Greece: YSEE (translated to English)

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Rhea rides on a lion, Pergamon Altar, Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

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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 some 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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Ancient thought/literature: TheogonyWorks And DaysTitansTitanomachyThe LibraryMount OlympusOlympiansHermetismDelphic MaximsArgonauticaOrphic & Homeric HymnsEpic cycle

Ancient religious traditions: amphidromiaiatromantislibationsorthopraxyvotive offerings

Ancient places, events: Athens & Agora & Acropolis & Parthenon & Democracy & Battle of SalamisSparta & Timocracy & Battle of ThermopylaeDelphi & Pythia & SibylThebesGreek templesancient persecution of HellenismGreek War of Independence

Ancient thinkers & ideas: Hermes TrismegistusThalesPythagorasEuclidArchimedesSocrates & Plato & AristotleAmmonius SaccasPlotinusHypatiaphilosophysciencelogicmathematicsliberal artsdramapoliticsRepublic

Great ancient leaders: PericlesLeonidasThemistoclesAlexander The Great

Great ancient playwrights: Sophocles

Great ancient sculptors: PolykleitosLysipposScopasPhidias

Modern reconstruction movement: Hellenism (religion)EllinaisHellenionSupreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes

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