The Greeks Who Pray to Zeus
After more than a thousand years, Greeks are once again publicly venerating the Gods of their land.
Even though Greece is a predominately Christian Orthodox country, some people are beginning to turn back to the ancient Gods – their twelve Gods of mount Olympus. According to unofficial sources, there are a couple of hundred who present themselves as members of the “Greek Religion.” A belief system that combines paganism, the spirituality of nature and a focus on the Ancient Greek ideals. Over the past decades various groups have formed. And the oldest and most popular among these groups is the “Greek Nationals High Commissioned Council (GNHCC) – Υπατο Συμβούλιο Ελλήνων Εθνικών,” founded 30 years ago.
VICE explores the return to ancient religion in Greece by talking with the Greek Nationals.