heathenwanderer said: Do you have any advise on resources for people who are new honoring Greek gods?
I know this is old, but I still want to answer it. Honestly, I say to start witb the gods, and possibly the best free resource for that is Theoi Project at theoi.com (sorry no hyperlinks, I’m on the tablet and it’s a pain in the arse). There’s not just mythology on there, but a lot of pages, especially for the most popular deities, have some basic information on how the gods were worshipped in ancient Hellas.
From there, I really do suggest reading Burkert’s GREEK RELIGION, a new paperback is about $25, but an ebook should be a lot less, and if your local library does inter-library loans (where you can have a book brough in from another part of the state or county and check it out), you can read it for free. Unfortunately, a lot of people find the text really dry (it was originally published in German which, in my opinion, is a big part of that —what I do know of German, when compared to English, is that German can seem kind of “stuffy”), and some people admit that they never finished it. That said, it’s full of great information, and even though it’s about thirty years old, it’s a lot less out-dated than other texts that people find a bit more palatable; I love Edith Hamilton, don’t get me wrong, I grew up on her work, but I now see where she’s brought in a lot of personal bias, and not to mention that her work is about eighty years old, now, so assume a lot of the archaeology she referenced to be outdated.
The other book I recommend is Sarah Kate Istra Winter’s KHARIS. She includes the basic ritual script, and other information on how to adapt the other information to religious practice. It’s a fairly thin volume, and has a very conversational tone, so it’s clearly not intended to be your only source.