Monday, January 22, 2007

Zeus makes a comeback in Greece

"A clutch of modern pagans honored Zeus at a 1,800-year-old temple in the heart of Athens on Sunday -- the first known ceremony of its kind held there since the ancient Greek religion was outlawed by the Roman Empire in the fourth century.

"Watched by curious onlookers, some 20 worshippers gathered next to the ruins of the temple for a celebration organized by Ellinais, a year-old Athens-based group that is campaigning to revive old religious practices from the era when Greece was a fount of education and philosophy.

"The group ignored a ban by the Culture Ministry, which declared the site off limits to any kind of organized activity to protect the monument.

"But participants did not try to enter the temple itself, which is closed to everyone, and no officials sought to stop the ceremony ..."
CNN, and lid dip to Baz le Tuff.


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