Category: Ancient Macedonian Religion

“Vergina Sun” or the “Rays of the Sun God” ?

“Vergina Sun” or the “Rays of the Sun God” ?

As I explain  in Vergina Sun…..a Pan-Hellenic Symbol the  “Macedonian Star” or “Sun of Vergina” is the continuation of the oldest ancient Greek symbol of the Sun. Helios, the sun god of the ancient Greeks, was usually represented riding a chariot which was drawn by four, often winged, horses . His chariot rose daily into the heavens from the east and after blazing […]

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Nigel Guy wilson , Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2006)

Nigel Guy wilson , Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2006)

Quote: 1) “The latest archaeological findings have confirmed that Macedonia took it’s name from a tribe of tall , Greek-speaking people , the Makednoi …” 2) “The Macedonian kingdom streched more or less as far north as the present northern border of Greece.” 3) “The “vulgar” Macedonians were not unanimously accepted by “refined” southern Greeks , especialy the Atheneans , […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Louis- Pierre Anquetil

 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, who was a French historian, b. in Paris, 21 Feb., 1723; d. 6 Sept., 1806 Louis- Pierre Anquetil among hundreds of books and works has conducted an extended thousand-page study in ancient civilizations, among which a study on the Ancient Macedonia Civilization. Anquetil (1800,pages 115-117)) argues that ” at the bottom of the golph which contains the Aegean […]

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Ancient sources about Ancient Macedonians and their Religion

Ancient sources about Ancient Macedonians and their Religion

[1] Quote: Having settled these affairs, he returned into Macedonia. He then offered to the Olympian Zeus the sacrifice which had been instituted by Archelaus, and had been customary up to that time; (Arrian Anab. I 11.1) [2] Quote: It is said he [Alexander] also held a public contest in honour of Muses (Arrian Anab. I 11.2) [3] Quote: when he was […]

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Religion in ancient Macedonia

Religion in ancient Macedonia

Religion From the data at our disposal at present, we know that the Macedonians worshipped the twelve Olympian gods, both collectively and individually, and also Pluto, Persephone, Dionysos, Pan, Hestia, Heracles, Asklepios, Okeanos, Amphitrite, the Nereids, Thetys, Orpheus, the Diocouroi, Amphilochos, the Nymphs, the Graces, the Fates, Hygieia, Lethe, Nemesis and Eros. They also gave them the familiar Greek epithets, […]

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The religion of ancient Macedonians

Ancient Macedonians worshipped the same gods as the rest of Hellenes. Despite of the claims of the pseudo-historians of FYROM that ancient Macedonians didnt shared the same gods as the other Hellenes, the evidences from ancient and modern writers are obvious. – According to Ulrich Wilcken: “yet if we take into account the political conditions, religion and morals of the […]

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