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Traditional guardians of Greek society cast wary eye on modern celebrations on Mt Olympus

By Albena Shkodrova in Litohoro, Greece (BCR No 505, 05-Jul-04)

On a green meadow at the foot of Mt Olympus, famous in mythical literature as the home of the Zeus and the Hellenic gods, a group of men and women stand dressed in togas in a circle, heads covered with wreaths of leaves, right hands held up as they repeat lines in Classical Greek.

A ritual of baptism has begun, at the end of which about a dozen members of the group will formally cast aside their old Christian beliefs and accept new Hellenic, pagan names.

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