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They dress in togas like the Ancient Greeks and place milk, honey, wine and flower crowns on the altar as an offering, lifting their arms to the sky and praying to the gods.

When thinking of polytheists, we often think of meat sacrifices the ancients would give but Georges smiles: "Nature is the crux of it all, we don't make animal sacrifices." They don't have a bible and are not represented by a prophet, but their scripture is the 147 maxims carved on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.

According to some historians, Theodosius I was the forerunner of the Byzantine Empire.

Georges is a part of the cult group called "Μόρφω" [], who gather 12 times a year to organise ceremonies and respect a very rich calendar.

According to their official almanac, every festivity is linked to the ethical practice that relates to their god's qualities.

For example the month of July sees the start of the zodiac sign Leo, and is the month in which Zeus dominates, so virtues of justice and good social order are practiced. "Our cult connects us with our ancestors, and that's why every participant is a saint," Georges explains.

In the middle of the temple is an altar that serves as a kind of sanctuary.

Hellenic Neopaganism, Pagan and Polytheistic are the terms associated with this religion, but Georges prefers to be called a “Greek national from Cyprus”.

The orthodox Cypriot priest Constantinos Kyriakides understands atheists and other religions.

Between sacrifices, the Golden Dawn party and Zeus, this small village has a lot of thunder.

In a small village situated 30 minutes from Nicosia called Limpia, which sounds a lot like ‘Olympia’, lies a temple dedicated to the Twelve Olympians.

But for him, studying the works of Cicero or Confucius or a Greek tragedy is not the same as loving Apollo or Dionysus 15 centuries after their disappearance.

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"The resurgence of ancient religions in nationalist slogans vary–I admit that it's a bad habit–and their aspirations are entirely foreign to the culture and spirituality," he insists.

"We are still a theocracy like Iran and Turkmenistan," Georges claims.