When did the Greeks stop believing in their gods?
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I found some information on a connected topic elsewhere, namely when the last pagans were converted (9th century), but I seriously doubt that these pagans believed in Zeus, Hera, Mercury, Mars, etc., as real beings. Rather, they probably believed in some sort of pantheism with these gods being emanations of the divine, or something. So my question is: when, approximately, did Greek religion change inasmuch as external rituals perhaps survived, but nobody believed in a pantheon residing on Olympus? I'd guess that when for the first time someone climbed Olympus, but probably earlier?

And the same regarding Egypt and Rome?
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When did the Greeks stop believing in their gods? - by PolishTrad - 10-06-2014, 04:27 PM



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