All my life I've lived by a code and the code is simple: honor the gods, love your woman and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her! – Hector, Troy (2004) Movie
Although this quote is from a movie, it speaks wonders of the form on honor one believes in when remembering the past. These words, spoken by ‘Hector’ whether they are real or not, doesn’t matter. It is the idea that these words invoke that matters. One of the Nine Worthies, Hector invokes the very ideal of honor and nobility from the ancient world.
The Code, a simple ‘patriot’s guide’ to life, an echo from a time long along when Hellenism reined supreme. An honor code from a time of Heroes and philosophers, from the Golden Age that has been taken from us and replaced by decadence, greed and selfishness.
Honour the Gods
A call to live a righteous life, one in harmony with Mother Nature and the cosmic balance
Love Your Woman
A call to love and respect the bearer of your children
Defend your country
A call to honour your country and countrymen and to fight for the preservation of yourself and your ancestors.
If Hellenism is to find itself, reborn this simple code, must first find itself also followed once more. It must take the shape of the very blocks that lay the foundation for Hellenism’s rebirth. It does matter what religion you follow, whether it be Orthodoxy, the old Gods, or some other of the world’s many organized religions. Honor your religious beliefs and do not falter in their practice. It does not matter what woman you have married, you have taken a scared oath to love and be loyal to her. Show the world what kind of man you truly are and how good your word is, so all can see you do not falter in the oaths that you take before friends and loved ones. Defend your country; do not defend the corrupt leaders who rule its government, but rather defend the very ideal that are your country and homeland.