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Post  Dimitrios65 on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:59 pm

Hello,
Does anyone here worship Serapis? I'm not sure as to the extent that this question is relevant for this forum, but if you do worship Serapis, how do you view him in the wider context of Olympianismos?

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Re: Serapis

Post  Vadzhij on Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:08 pm

Serapis was sometimes dentified with Hades (Julian) and a few other gods, he had an awesome temple in Alexandria, the Serapeum. I've read that some Christians identified Serapis with Christ. When the Christians stormed the Serapeum and stood in front of the magnificent statue they were awestruck and fearful to strike the statue of the god for fear that the sky would fall over their heads and the Nile would dry up.

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Re: Serapis

Post  HailOlympos! on Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:18 am

Like all of the Gods, yes, I worship Serapis. Since I am devoted to Dionysos, I find often find that Zeus/Dionysos/Serapis are all aboard the same wagon.

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Post  Erodius on Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:07 pm

Serapis was generally viewed as a kind of fusion of aspects of Pluto/Hades and Dionysus.

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Re: Serapis

Post  HailOlympos! on Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:14 pm

Yes, but you forget that he was also equated with Zeus as Zeus-Serapis. Zeus also has many Chthonic qualities about him.

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