Stylized Greek Temple

A Greek temple is the most common symbol for the Hellnistic religion

Hellenism is a religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices originating from the Ancient Greeks. Hellenism is one of the world's oldest religion dating back to at least 1000 BC in Ancient Greece.

The Hellenic religion has many gods and goddesses, with Zeus most often depicted as the chief god.

Hellenism is the majority religion of Alexandria, where it's the state religion, and Italia. The Italian variant of the religion is also called Romanism. While heavily influenced by their Hellenic counterparts, the Italian variant has its own customs in addition the the original Greek ones, and uses different names for the gods. The Italian variant of the faith recognizes the authority of the Supreme Priest, though some sects do not.

Greek temples

Greek temples (Ancient Greek: Ναός, Naós "dwelling") are structures built to house deity statues within Greek sanctuaries in the Hellenic religion. The temple interiors do not serve as meeting places, since the sacrifices and rituals dedicated to the respective deity take place outside them. Temples are frequently used to store votive offerings. They are the most important and most widespread building type in Greek
Temple of Artemis

The Temple of Artemis is the largest Greek temple ever built


Grand Temples

A Grand Temple or Great Temple (Greek: μεγάλη Ναός, literally "great temple") is the primary Greek Temple of one of the Twelve Olympians. These temples are held in great reverence and are the most sacred places of the Hellenic religion. Each of these temples are administered by a High Priest or High Priestess (Greek:Αρχιερέας or Πρωθιέρεια).

Temple of Zeus at Olympia

   Main article: Temple of Zeus 

The Temple of Zeus at Olympia is the holiest site in all of Hellenism and the chief temple of Zeus, the king of the Hellenic gods. The Temple of Zeus is under the supervision of the Supreme Priest or Supreme Priestess, who is the nominal head of the Hellenic religion.

It is customary for the Alexandrian monarch to praise Zeus and ask for his blessing upon ascending the Alexandrian throne.


The Hellenic religion has many different gods and goddesses.
Greek gods

A modern depiction of some of the Greek gods

The Twelve Olympians

Twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hephaistos, Hermes, Aphrodite, Dionysos, Hades and either Demeter or Hestia.

The Twelve Olympians, also known as the Dodekatheon (Greek: Δωδεκάθεον from δώδεκα, dōdeka, "twelve" and θεοί, theoi, "gods"), were the principal deities of the Greek pantheon, said to reside atop Mount Olympus. The Olympians gained their supremacy in a ten-year-long war of gods in which Zeus led his siblings to victory over their predecessor gods, the Titans.