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CARNIVAL ATHENS | Athens Walking Tours | Blog

CARNIVAL ATHENS | Athens Walking Tours | Blog | Religion | Scoop.it

The roots of carnival reach back to the Greek Dionysian festivals, held in ancient Athens


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First off, i might never have made the connection between Dionysian festivals and carnival.  looking at it now it makes sense though.  It is amazing to see how even as ancient of festivals as these still influence and hold sway over Christianity today.  It also amazes me that both religions, despite their vast differences, pull significance from the festival.

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Charles Donnelly's curator insight, May 30, 2016 10:15 PM
Definitely relevant to my work on Athenian Festivals in Ancient Greece.
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Two Reviews - Ancient Greek History and Ancient Greek Religion MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com

Two Reviews - Ancient Greek History and Ancient Greek Religion MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com | Religion | Scoop.it
A comparison of Open Yale's Ancient Greek History and Udemy's Ancient Greek Religion MOOCs.
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Mark Dyal, On Walter F. Otto's The Homeric Gods | Counter-Currents Publishing

Mark Dyal, On Walter F. Otto's The Homeric Gods | Counter-Currents Publishing | Religion | Scoop.it
4,074 words Athena Walter F. Otto The Homeric Gods: The Spiritual Significance of Greek Religion Translated by Moses Hadas North Stratford, N.H.: Ayer

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Ancient Greek Temples: Ancient Greek Mythology, Religion, Art

Ancient Greek Temples: Ancient Greek Mythology, Religion, Art | Religion | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most distinctive aspect of ancient Greek religion are their large and beautiful temples. Today not much remains of these temples but they point to a grandeur and glory that we can only imagine today.

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Eric Ganzler's curator insight, April 10, 2014 7:16 PM

This article talks about Ancient Greek religious temples. The article mentions not only how they were built but how important where exactly the temples were placed. 

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Greek Mythology: Zeus the Olympian | History Channel Documentary

In the ancient Greek religion, Zeus (Ancient Greek: Ζεύς, Zeús; Modern Greek: Δίας, Días) is the "Father of Gods and men" (πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε, patḕr and...

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