This Temple is primarily devoted to Athena, virgin Goddess of War and Wisdom, Justice and Victory, patroness of scholars and artisans alike, protectess of the city and Goddess of all the virtues it takes to live in a community. May the Owl-Eyed Goddess watch over Her children!
Besides our patron Athena, this Temple is dedicated to the Gods of Greece and Egypt, particularly as They were worshiped in Alexandria during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. We worship also the spirits of land and sea, and the divinized mortals such as Herakles/Hercules, who attained greatness through service to the Gods and to mankind.
This Temple is polytheistic in nature, and as such affirms the existence and Divinity of all Gods and all faiths. Anyone of an inclusive spirit is invited, with the understanding that in this Temple the focus will be on the traditions of Greco-Roman Egypt. Alexandria was an inclusive, cosmopolitan city, and even the Jewish God found a home there. As such, all open-minded followers of Yahweh and of the Nazarene are welcome.
We are not reenactors. While we worship ancient Gods, we are modern people and are not seeking to reconstruct ancient society in totality. Slavery, for example, is obviously morally repugnant and better left in the past. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, social status, age, or mental or physical ability.
The mistakes of man do not reflect on the Gods, Who are living Beings that continue to be active in the modern world. We believe the ancient ways to have intrinsic value and strive to be in the spirit of ancient traditions, but are open to innovation. The Gods are not static, but grow and adapt as times change and mankind needs Them to. Hephaistos, God of technology and the forge, now reigns over computers, with Hermes adopting the Internet, the newest form of communication. We see the Gods not as separate from us in some high and airy realm, but present all around us. We see nature Herself as Divine, for Gaia is Mother of us all, from whom the Olympians Themselves owe Their parentage.
As worshipers of Athena, Goddess of Justice and Lady of the City, we take our civic duties very seriously. We work within our communities to make our cities and our country a better place, to fight injustice and inequality in any form, to support local schools and law enforcement, beautify our public parks and land, support various charities with time and money where we can, and to participate fully in local elections and politics.
We strive always to uphold Ma’at, the universal force of truth, justice, right order, and harmony with the Kosmos, each other, and the Gods, and seek only to worship the Gods our hearts are called to serve. We pray that all of humanity will learn to embrace each other in love, fellowship, and respect.
May the Gods of Greece, Egypt, and America smile on us!