A few thoughts/theories on the Hellenic religion I wanted to post (my Latin might be a little rusty):
The Hellenic religion is divided into:
- Public or common worship/practice (henceforth "latreia")
- Household latreia
- Mystery cults
- Oracles (manteia)
- latreia ex modo
- latreia ex genere
- latreia ex subiecto
The notion of latreia ex genere refers to the kind, categorisation or grouping of the worshipped powers-that-be (e.g. celestial/olympian, chthonian, rural, primordial etc).
The notion of latreia ex subiecto refers to the which powers-that-be are addressed and approached through worship (e.g. heroes, ancestors, the dead, the Gods etc).