beliefs and myths from ancient times

I'm Jasmina (also called Jassie).

I'm from Denmark, and I blog about mythologies (mainly Greek, Norse, and Egyptian), religions, superstitions, etc.

I am a Hellenic polytheist in the religion known as Hellenismos - the traditional, polytheistic religion of ancient Greece.

You are very welcome to ask me anything, or request a post about a specific myth or mythical character, but please check the Greek Deities page and the Myths and Deities page before requesting something :)

Note: I usually post or reblog something every other day.

Njörðr, Skaði, and Freyr as depicted in The Lovesickness of Frey (1908) by W. G. Collingwood

In Norse mythology, Freyr is a god of fertility, harvest, the Sun, and rain.

He is the twin brother of Freyja, the goddess of love, beauty, fertility, and war. They are offspring of Njörðr and his sister, whose name is unknown. Njörðr and his wife Skaði are both portrayed in the picture above.

Freyr is also the ruler of the elves, since the gods gave him Álfheimr, the realm of the elves.

The most extensive surviving myth about Freyr is the one with Freyr and his wife GerðrFreyr’s shield bearer and servant is Skírnir, to whom he gave his sword, which Skírnir demanded as a reward for making Gerðr his wife. Lacking his sword, Freyr will be the first to be killed by the fire jötunn Surtr during the events of Ragnarök.

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mythologyrules:

Hello, lovelies! :)

One of my dear friends has written a short story with a bisexual main character. You can find it here. If you read it, you are very welcome to reblog this, and add a comment!

- Jasmina

Hello, lovelies! :)

One of my dear friends has written a short story with a bisexual main character. You can find it here. If you read it, you are very welcome to reblog this, and add a comment!

- Jasmina

New theme <3

bayoread:

polytheistcommunitycenter:

Dear Hellenic Polytheists:
What would you say are the top 5 books for newbie Hellenic Polytheist?
Thanks for any help!

Greek Religion - Walter Burkert
Greek Folk Religion - Martin P. Nilson
Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored - Sarah Istra Winter
Ancient Greek Cults - Jennifer Larson
Ancient Greek Religion - Jon D. Mikalson

I agree ^ But it would be a good idea to start with Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored, and then go for the heavier stuff (e.g. Greek Religion) afterward. I also really loved A Beginner&#8217;s Guide to Hellenismos by Timothy Jay Alexander :)

bayoread:

polytheistcommunitycenter:

Dear Hellenic Polytheists:

What would you say are the top 5 books for newbie Hellenic Polytheist?

Thanks for any help!

Greek Religion - Walter Burkert

Greek Folk Religion - Martin P. Nilson

Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored - Sarah Istra Winter

Ancient Greek Cults - Jennifer Larson

Ancient Greek Religion - Jon D. Mikalson

I agree ^ But it would be a good idea to start with Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored, and then go for the heavier stuff (e.g. Greek Religion) afterward. I also really loved A Beginner’s Guide to Hellenismos by Timothy Jay Alexander :)

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi, so I know Hebe isn't one of the more popular godesses, but is there really only a couple of stories about her? Like when she married Heracles and gave youth to his friend? Are there any more stories or just little things about her?
mythologyrules mythologyrules Said:

There’s limited information on Hebe, that’s true. This is my post about her. I also suggest you follow this link to the Theoi page about her, since it has a lot more details and stories about her :)
- Jasmina

forestferncreations:

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/Routarauta

Followers of Asatru (and anyone else interested) should definitely follow the link, and look through the long list of Norse inspired jewelry. The hand forged Mjölnir is especially beautiful.

A woman worships Ra-Horakhty, who blesses her with rays of light. - Source

In Egyptian mythology, Ra-Horakhty is the merge of Ra, the god of the Sun, and Horus, the god of the sky, war, and protection.

Ra-Horakhty translates to “Ra, who is Horus of the horizons”.

chimneyfish:

Hermes, 1981

Salvador Dalí

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Theatre of Dionysos

Acropolis, Athens

Parthenon
Acropolis, Greece

The Parthenon is an ancient temple dedicated to Athena Parthenos.

The temple has a width of approximately 31 meters, a length of 69.5, and a height of 15 meters. It is built in the Doric order, and is made of white Pentelic marble.
The Parthenon was built between the years 447 and 438 B.C.E.

Theatre of Dionysos

Ancient Epidauros, Greece

Temple of Asklepios

The Asclepieion is the sanctuary of Asklepios - the god of medicine and healing - and his daughter Hygieia, the goddess of health.
The temple is located at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, and was founded in the year 420/419 B.C.E. by an Athenian citizen named Telemakhos.

Temple of Apollon

Ancient Corinth, Greece

Oinochoes, 5th century B.C.

Ancient Greek: Οινοχóες from οἶνος (“wine”) and χέω (“to pour”).

In ancient Greece, an oinochoe was used to pour various substances - mostly wine.

Ancient Corinth Museum