Hi, are there still temples devoted to appollo, dionysius and hercules in greece ?

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  1. siddhartha

    siddhartha New Member

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    Hi, are there still temples devoted to Appollo, Hercules and Dionysius and other Greek gods in Greece ? :)

    Same with the Roman gods in Italy like Jupiter, Minerva and others ? :)


    Are they still worshipped, and is there any sacred texts related to their religion's wisdom and teachings ?

    Would be deeply grateful for any links.

    Thanx in advance.:)
     
  2. juantoo3

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    Re: Hi, are there still temples devoted to appollo, dionysius and hercules in greece

    I haven't looked specifically, but I know I have seen many in passing. Most are in a state of ruin, and some have been converted into churches and the like, but the short answer is yes they still exist.

    As for worship...you may have better luck asking on the Pagan boards. I am not aware of any specifically, but in passing I have heard of one or two groups attempting some form of revival.

    Wiki should have several write-ups, particularly if you have specific temples in mind by name.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheon,_Rome

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_temple

    Very extensive wiki on Greek Temples.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple

    A more generic wiki regarding temples, but it does reference a few Greek and Roman temples.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Hephaestus

    A Greek Temple.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Apollo_Palatinus

    A Roman Temple to Apollo

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Temple

    Extensive list of Roman Temples
     
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    Re: Hi, are there still temples devoted to appollo, dionysius and hercules in greece

    Hi juantoo3. :)

    And yes, I do hope that the remnants are being preserved and taken care of , for future generations.


    Thank you very much for this information and I am sure this will benefit other enquirers as well. However my interest was mainly in the wisdom and sacred scriptures and teachings of these ancient religions which can be benefecial to everyone.

    If I get across them, I will put it over here.:)
     
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    Re: Hi, are there still temples devoted to appollo, dionysius and hercules in greece

    Hi , juantoo3. :)

    Thanks for the reply. And I do hope that most of these temples are being preserved for the sake of future generations.

    Thanks for the information, Juantoo3 , and I am sure this will be useful for other enquirers too.

    However, I am more interested in the sacred scriptures or wisdom and insights of these religions, and I believe it would be beneficial to others as well.

    I will put them over here if I come across it . :)
     
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    Re: Hi, are there still temples devoted to appollo, dionysius and hercules in greece

    Again I would suggest wiki, at least for a generic start in the direction you wish to pursue. It would probably help if you narrowed your search to say, Apollo or Aphrodite. I have referenced Roman superstitions in another thread, so I know a wiki exists covering that aspect.

    Good luck in your search. It will be interesting to see what you come up with.
     
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    Re: Hi, are there still temples devoted to appollo, dionysius and hercules in greece

    Oops, I've created a zombie, so I'll delete it: I can't find the removal option.
     

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