A.L.

A.L. — the polyanimist also known as Ελευθέριος — is the primary author of this blog.

He swears by the gods of Olympos and the religious traditions of the old Hellenistic world, especially around ancient Alexandria. He is a mestizo — living under two trees — a multicultural mongrel by ancestry and choice, but identifies primarily as a Graeco-Roman cultor. He does not, however, think twice to participate in the rites of other traditions whenever he can.

Of all the Gods of the Greeks, he holds Hermês, Dionysos, Apollôn, Athênê, and Hêra closest to his heart. He is also not a stranger to the local Hindu community: he is especially fond of celebrating Ganesha Chaturthi and Durga Navratri with them, and is a devotee of these two amazing deities.

As a child, he was raised in a part folkish, part liberal Catholic household, and whilst he renounced his ties with the church of his upbringing a long time ago, he still adheres to many of his family’s ‘Catholic’ traditions. He still has one or two Marian devotions a year, and he religiously maintains their Catholic shrine at home as well as the one dedicated to the Olympians.

He also loves languages, ancient history, and Ireland (a Celtophile), and considers himself a religious devotee of Beauty, Reason, and the Arts.

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