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    Re: praising the greek primordials

    though i am uncertain, i believe certain recent events in my life are the "call" of which god wants to work with me. i had a dream of a dark mist, flowing, encircling me. i wasn't afraid, something said the shadows are a part of the cycle, as is the light. i believe this to be Nyx telling me the gods i am asking for guidance are telling me they accept me. i may be wrong. i was told to praise the void we all came from, the creation itself, and what she kept referring to, the cycle of dark and light, life and death. i was told not to fear it, for it only brings us to another level of existence, and understanding.

    just wanted to let those that helped push me to find them on my own, thank you. i believe my path may have been found.

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    Re: praising the greek primordials

    I was looking through threads yesterday and couldn't find any on the god/goddess I was looking find info on. I'm glad I'm not alone in wanting to work with primordials or.... protogenoi? (New word to me, cool!) I agree with you on your views on Zeus and the others though, so I've been looking into working with Gaia and Uranus who, after much thought, I think have been trying to get my attention since I was young.

    I'm glad you have found your path. Good luck on it.

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    Greek Primordial Dieties

    Ok, so, I've been doing some research on my own but haven't really found any threads on this topic.
    I want to start working with Gaia and Uranus specifically, but have no idea how to get started. This is especially difficult as I am new to both Paganism and Hellenism.

    From what I have been reading, it doesn't seem like Gaia was really worshiped or anything. Mostly people just went with Demeter. And no one really cared much about Uranus either.

    How do I get started? What should I do? and How can I know if they even want to work with me?

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    Re: Titan worship

    The titans are gods, just the old gods, while the Olympians are the newer gods that overthrew the titans. I haven't seen a Hellenic that worshipped a Titan, but worshipped the other greeks deities like Hermes and Athena. But how often were titans worshipped in history anyway?

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    Re: Greek Primordial Dieties

    I went ahead and moved this to the Greek and Roman section, and merged two other threads, similar in purview, because there was getting to be a bunch of overlap.


    Quote Originally Posted by AutumnFox View Post
    I was looking through threads yesterday and couldn't find any on the god/goddess I was looking find info on. I'm glad I'm not alone in wanting to work with primordials or.... protogenoi? (New word to me, cool!) I agree with you on your views on Zeus and the others though, so I've been looking into working with Gaia and Uranus who, after much thought, I think have been trying to get my attention since I was young.
    I had responded to your other thread and then my internet ate my reply...I'll try to get back to this later today or tomorrow, because I have some historical info on Gaia, I just have to dig it out!
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    Re: Greek Primordial Dieties

    I have yet to have practiced for the first time, but all throughout my journey and research I have always felt a deep love and connection to the night; imagine how thrilled I was when I first discovered not only about Nyx, but that she was within Greek Mythology which I have always found fascinating. It kind of thrills me that she is not too widely followed as that makes her all the more close and special to me. I suppose that would make me Hellenistic as she is the only Goddess so far that I wish to call upon?

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    Re: Greek Primordial Dieties

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyx_of_night View Post
    I have yet to have practiced for the first time, but all throughout my journey and research I have always felt a deep love and connection to the night; imagine how thrilled I was when I first discovered not only about Nyx, but that she was within Greek Mythology which I have always found fascinating. It kind of thrills me that she is not too widely followed as that makes her all the more close and special to me. I suppose that would make me Hellenistic as she is the only Goddess so far that I wish to call upon?
    You can call yourself Hellenist if you want. I believe that is entirely your choice. Also, I'm glad we have another who takes to the very ancient ones! I myself am interested in Gaia and Ouranos (Uranus), the Earth and Sky. Mostly I am interested in the actual Earth and Sky as my deities but it is easier to think of them in their Greek personifications. To me at least.

    Also, a friend of mine had a cat named Nyx. The cat had to go to a shelter though and I am all torn up over not being able to take her in myself. But that is off topic and I apologize!

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    Re: Greek Primordial Dieties

    You could call yourself Hellenic but the Hellenic or Classic period covers the period 500 - 300 BC. Many whose practice focus upon the Hellenistic period, hellenismos or Olympianismos wise seem to focus upon the period known as Golden period which runs basically from 300 - 50 BC. Going with the protogenoi / Titans would place your stuff closer to the Archaic period which is 800 - 500 BC and is not typically identified as Hellenic. The protogenoi also take you back to the Mycenaen period and Greek Dark Ages period roughly 2000 - 800 BC which also is not identified as Hellenic either.

    Within the recon practices it gets really sticky as to which period your pulling from and how you identify things.

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    Re: Greek Primordial Dieties

    Ah, I see; so it has more to do with the time periods than the type(s) of deities being called upon. That makes a lot more sense to me now XD

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    Re: Greek Primordial Dieties

    I didn't know that either, thank you monsno!

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