Flip a coin, select an ancient religion — one’s as good as the next.


Greet the summer solstice. What I want most of all is for a Return of the Helles, not Hellenes, but Greece is all right, too.

It’s fascinating to read the words of experts intent to prove that ancient religions are irrelevant owing to an absence of values. In fact, it’s all gibberish. What’s the real difference between blood sacrifices and the blood of Christ?

The Greeks who worship the ancient gods, by Matthew Brunwasser (BBC News Magazine)

The summer solstice, 21 June, is one of the most important dates in the calendar for many followers of ancient religions, and it’s a special time for people in Greece who worship the country’s pre-Christian gods.

“I love the energy this place has,” says Exsekias Trivoulides who has pitched his tent on what he considers to be the holy site of Mount Olympus.

Trivoulides is a sculptor who studied art history and classics, and these days, he is living his passion.

Along with a few thousand others he is taking part in the Prometheia festival, which celebrates the ancient Greek hero Prometheus, who helped humans by stealing fire from the gods.