What is Dodekatheism, and how is it distinct from other conceptions of ancient Greek religion?

Dodekatheism is a name for the modern revival of ancient Greek religion. It is a word that is used commonly within Greece to describe adherents to the practices of worship and religious living according to ancient Hellenic values, ethics and spirituality. Dodekatheism, as a way of life, is both mainstream and community-minded, and concerned with living a good and pious life.

In the modern world, some revivals of the Hellenic religion have typically been concerned with the esoteric or mystic aspects of our religion. In Dodekatheism, true happiness (Aristotle’s  eudemonia) is more than ‘self-realisation’ or ‘self-fulfillment’. It involves a meaningful engagement with your community and the world around you. For that reason, we champion a worldview with ethics and reciprocity at its core.

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