Gods of the Ancient Greeks
The ancient Greeks honored a wide variety of gods, and many are still worshipped today by Hellenic Pagans . For the Greeks, much like many other ancient cultures, the deities were a part of daily life, not merely something to be chatted with in times of need. Here are some of the best-known gods and goddesses of the Gree
Pagan Origins of the Olympic Games
Although the Olympic Games today are the world's biggest sporting event, at one time they were also the biggest religious festival in the world. Learn about the history of the Games, and why they were eventually deemed "too Pagan."
Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love
Aphrodite was a goddess of love and romance. She was honored by the ancient Greeks, and is still celebrated by many modern Pagans.
Artemis - Goddess of the Hunt
Artemis was a Greek goddess of the hunt, and like her twin brother Apollo possessed a wide variety of attributes. Some Pagans still honor her today because of her connection to times of female transition.
Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War
Athena is one of the best-known goddesses of the Greek pantheon. In addition to being a deity of wisdom, she also was a patron of the warrior, and a daughter of mighty Zeus. Learn more about Athena, and why some people still honor her today.
Demeter, Dark Mother of the Harvest
Demeter is one of the best known goddesses of the harvest. Find out why she and her daughter Persephone are so important to the harvest mythology.
Eros, Greek God of Passion and Lust
Ever wonder where the word "erotic" comes from? Well, it has a lot to do with Eros, the Greek god of and lust. This son of Aphrodite was all about man's basest desires, and it was his job to inflame people with the fires of passion!
Gaia, the Embodiment of the Earth
Gaia was known as the life force from which all other beings sprang, including the earth, the sea and the mountains. A prominent figure in Greek mythology, Gaia is also honored by many Wiccans and Pagans today.
Hecate - Dark Goddess of Magic & Sorcery
Hecate has a long history as a goddess, from her days in pre-Olympian times to the present. Originally a goddess of childbirth and fertility, Hecate has evolved into a symbol of magic and sorcery.
Hera, Greek Goddess of Marriage
Hera is well known for being the wife of Zeus, but she's also a powerful goddess in her own right. Learn about this deity of marriage and sovereignty.
Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth
Many cultures have a goddess of hearth and domesticity, and the Greeks were no exception. Hestia was the deity who watched over the home fires, and offered sanctuary and protection to strangers.
Profile of Nemesis
Nemesis was a Greek goddess of revenge and divine retribution. She was often invoked as a balance to the random chance of Fortune.
Priapus, God of Lust and Fertility
Priapus is best known for his huge and constantly erect phallus, but he was also considered a god of protection. Here's why ancient Greek country dwellers kept him as a guardian.
Zeus, Ruler of Olympus
Zeus was the leader of the Olympic gods, and commanded both immortals and men. Learn about this supreme ruler who had a great celebration held in his honor every four years.
Profile of Ares, Greek God of War
Ares was a Greek god of war, known not only for his own exploits in battle, but also for getting involved in disputes between others. Furthermore, he often served as an agent of justice.
Profile of The Greek God Poseidon
Many ancient Greek cities honored Poseidon. As a god of the sea, he was mighty and powerful - learn about who Poseidon was, and how he plays a role in the shaping of Greek mythology.