I Updated the “New to Polytheism?” Helpful Blog Post List

I have made some changes to the “New to Polytheism?” tab up at the top: I removed the sidebar and added six posts that have appeared on my blog over the past few months. My hope is that the additions further clarify things for new polytheists and provide support as you learn.

As the text says in the image below, these posts will be particularly relevant to non-Greeks worshipping the Hellenic Gods (Hellenistic Syncretic Polytheism/HeSP), but members of other polytheistic religions may find some of the posts on practice and mindset helpful, too. If you are interested in Hellenismos and not syncretic worship of the Hellenic Gods, I additionally recommend reading and following Greek bloggers and authors and, if possible, learning modern Greek. Many libraries have subscriptions to language learning apps, and YouTube is an educational blessing in our digital age.

An image of the full-width page with a few of the pieces linked from there.

4 thoughts on “I Updated the “New to Polytheism?” Helpful Blog Post List

  1. Though I am not new to polytheism, I just had a question as you might have grown up Christian. Is Christian worship of Jesus , similar to polytheists worshipping their own personal God?
    Can Jesus also become so part of the pantheon of God’s?
    Why ? Why not ?
    These are just questions that I wanted to ask a Christian who starts worshipping polytheism?

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    1. I don’t have answers to these questions, as my family left Christianity when I was ten for Neopaganism and UUism, and I never looked back. My only position is about child/infant baptism, which I think is invalid because a person that young cannot consent. I think your questions could be better addressed by people who spent a large portion of their lives in Christianity.

      The only thing I have to offer is that it sounds from the surviving fragments of Porphyry as if many pagans in antiquity viewed Christianity as a weird thing in which a divinely inspired human being operating in a specific cultural context got elevated to the status of a universal God even though he wasn’t one.

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    2. I think a huge difference is that most Christians consider Jesus THE God, not A God. Anyone can worship any god as part of a pantheon, but I would imagine it’s problematic when polytheism has been sold for so many millennia as antithetical to the religion.
      But that’s just a personal opinion.

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