Khairete! This is a place to discuss our worship of the goddess Persephone
Most of our members are Hellenic polytheists following a reconstructionist
path, but that is not necessary to join. Any follower of Hellenismos, or devotee of Persephone is welcome.
"People dread the name of Pherephatta as they dread the name of Apollo – and with as little reason. The fear, if I am not mistaken, only arises from their ignorance of the nature of names, but they go changing the name into Phersephone, and they are terrified at this, whereas the new name means only that the goddess is wise. For seeing that all things in the world are in motion, that principle which embraces and touches and is able to follow them is wisdom. And therefore the goddess may be truly called Pherepapha, or some name like it, because she touches that which is in motion, herein showing her wisdom. And Hades, who is wise, consorts with her, because she is wise. They alter her name into Pherephatta nowadays, because the present generation care for euphony more than truth."
----Socrates speaking to Hermogenes in Plato’s Cratylus
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Keywords: Persephone, Kore, Demeter, Hades, Dionysos, Eleusis, Eleusinian Mysteries, Thesmophoria, Greek, goddess, hellenismos, hellenic, pagan