About Kyrene Ariadne

I am a Greek polytheist and have been since 1997, and my patron deities are Apollo, Dionysos, and Hermes and I serve them in the community as their priestess.

When I first began, the Internet was brand new and aside from a database of people and their locations called Omphalos, I looked and found nothing for us online. So I started HellenicPagan@onelist.com with the intent of gathering people together who honored the Greek and Roman gods and with the idea that down the road we could start an organization for ourselves. Onelist became eGroups which later became Yahoogroups. Right now it’s been eclipsed by social media, and you can now find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/HellenicPagan.

Around 1998 I banded together with a small group of people on the list who consisted of people who were familiar with starting religious pagan organizations, were lawyers, or were otherwise devoted to thef cause and together we formed Hellenion, a Greek polytheistic reconstructionist organization with no national borders. We became officially a 501(3)(c) in 1999. While I’m no longer officially in the group, it is still up and running and in good hands.

When I first found Apollo back in ’97 (or rather, he found me),  I was nineteen years old and entering my junior year of college. It was a very intense experience for me that summer, both personally and spiritually. I spent a lot of time in my college library devouring books on ancient Greek religion and Apollo specifically, and found many things which fit both me and my experience. It’s this passionate start which got me here today and has kept me here all these years.

My primary path with Apollo has been oracular in nature which has led to the additional side path of spiritual guidance and counseling. I became a certified life coach in 2013, and have helped guide people in the areas of spirituality and wellness. I have mostly offered these services to select corners of the Internet, including the fitness communities and those who practice some form of mystical or esoteric tradition. With this site I’m hoping to sound off on my personal views on Hellenismos, offer up my knowledge and research, and provide a means for people who reach me who are seeking and in need of answers.