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MYTHOLOGY SITES AND TEXTS:

The Theoi Project is a magnificent encyclopedia of Hellenistic mythology and religion.  Theoi is the main online source of trustworthy information.  It is scholastic in that virtually everything you find there has citations and direct quotes from ancient literature and, while already an enormous reference, it's content is being continually expanded:

http://www.theoi.com/


Perseus Project, on a level with Theoi, is an indispensable source of ancient texts: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/


Timeless Myths is another great source:

http://www.timelessmyths.com/

 

Greek Myth Index is, as far as this author can ascertain, little essays taken directly from A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Mythology, edited by William Smith, along with all of Smith's citations.  These entries are also included in Theoi.com entries, but a little easier to find something here quickly.  Where Theoi.com concentrates primarily on the Gods, Greek Myth Index has entries for the heroes and various mythological figures in addition:

http://www.mythindex.com/greek-mythology/Names-A.html

 

Ancient Greek Mythology, yet another great source:  http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Mythology/MythA.html

  

Greek Mythology is another tremendous resource: 

http://messagenetcommresearch.com/myths/index.html


Classics Technology Center is a site containing many useful tools: 

Classics Technology Center: CTCWeb Quick Start


Greek Mythology and the Theatre

Greek Mythology and the Theater


ANCIENT GREEK STUDY TOOLS:


Greek-English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott presents the famous Greek-English dictionary on the web.  There are two different sources that we are aware of: 

Liddell & Scott

Main Page - Ancient Greek - English Dictionary (LSJ)


Wiktionary is a useful word-study tool which includes much ancient Greek:

Wiktionary, the free dictionary


MISCELLANEOUS LINKS RELATED TO HELLENISMOS: 


Aiskhýlos: Akhilliís, a trilogy of Aiskhýlos: Here is a link to purchase a reconstruction the famous triloyía (trilogy; Gr. τριλογία) by Aiskhýlos (Aeschylus; Gr. Αἰσχύλος), Akhilliís (Achilleis; Gr. Ἀχιλληΐς). This trilogy was renowned in antiquity and comes down to us in fragments. Mr. Elias Malandris has assembled the fragments together with other antique source material to reconstruct the story of the love between Akhilléfs (Achilles; Gr. Ἀχιλλεύς) and Pátroklos (Patroclus; Gr. Πάτροκλος):

The Akhilliís of Aiskhýlos - A Reconstruction of the Lost Trilogy by Elias Malandris


The Prometheus Trust has published the complete translations of Thomas Taylor.  This is a massive set of books, thirty-three hard-bound books in all.  They also publish other books related to Hellenic studies.  Sometimes you can find these books through bookstores such as Amazon and others, or you can order directly from the UK:

The Thomas Taylor Series: http://www.prometheustrust.co.uk/html/tts_catalogue.html


Farm animals and their welfare - Some of the food products that are becoming available incorporate changes in animal husbandry that may make a huge difference to the quality of life of the animals from which these products come.  We are fortunate to have available milk, eggs, and in some cases meat, that was obtained from animals who were allowed some freedom in their lives to wander and graze naturally.  You can observe this on the packaging of some types of eggs: obtained from free-range chickens.  You can also buy milk gathered from cows who have been allowed to graze at least part of the year.  Unfortunately, the price of these products is sometimes twice or even three times that of conventional eggs, milk, etc.

If you do research, you will discover that many farm animals live alarmingly restricted lives.  On typical dairy farms, cows never leave their pens, except to clean the barns.  Chickens are often kept in confinement so restrictive that their feet must be severed to remove them from their cages.  These are just a couple examples of contemporary farming practices. 

According to Orpheus, Pythagoras, and other teachers, animals have souls and, like us, reincarnate and evolve. If you do not have the inspiration or the will-power to become vegetarian, at least consider reducing your meat-intake and switching to these above-mentioned products, despite the added cost.  Perhaps this is a good way to put our religion into action and exercise some compassion for creatures who have no control over their lives.

Some organizations that are concerned with the welfare of farm animals: 

The Humane Farming Association (http://www.hfa.org/about/index.html)
Farm Sanctuary (http://farmsanctuary.org/)
United Poultry Concerns (http://www.upc-online.org/)
Humane Farm Animal Care (http://www.certifiedhumane.org/)

 

The Venetian Cat Studio offers beautiful, hand-made reproductions of ancient pottery. If this idea appeals to you, there are items that are very usable for the home altar, such as bowls for libations, amphoras for wine and khernips, and working oil lamps. Examples in the possession of this author can be seen here: KERNOS-ΚΈΡΝΟΣ.  This pottery differs from the more commonly available Greek reproduction pottery in that it is made by hand, can be personalized by the artist, unique items can be commissioned, and this pottery is created with the objective that it will actually be used (food and drink safe).:

 http://venetiancat.com/index.html



The logo to the left is the principal symbol of this website. It is called the CESS logo, i.e. the Children of the Earth and the Starry Sky. The Pætilía (Petelia; Gr. Πετηλία) and other golden tablets having this phrase are the inspiration for the symbol. The image represents this idea: Earth (divisible substance) and the Sky (continuous substance) are the two kozmogonic substances. The twelve stars represent the Natural Laws, the dominions of the Olympian Gods. In front of these symbols is the seven-stringed kithára (cithara; Gr. κιθάρα), the lyre of Apóllohn (Apollo; Gr. Ἀπόλλων). It (here) represents the bond between Gods and mortals and is representative that we are the children of Orphéfs (Orpheus; Gr. Ὀρφεύς).



PLEASE NOTE: Throughout the pages of this website, you will find fascinating stories about our Gods. These narratives are known as 

  
  

, the traditional stories of the Gods and Heroes. While these tales are great mystical vehicles containing transcendent truth, they are symbolic and should not be taken literally. A literal reading will frequently yield an erroneous result. The meaning of the myths is concealed in code. To understand them requires a key. For instance, when a God kills someone, this usually means a transformation of the soul to a higher level. Similarly, sexual union with a God is a transformatio

n.

We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology.
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.
Introduction to the Thæí (the Gods): The Nature of the Gods.



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