Of all the animals on the planet, man is the only one who has knowledge of his death. This concerns many people, who are wondering what will happen afterwards [after life]. All religions have invested in this field, which want to take advantage of that fear and keep people trapped in it. For us Hellenes, both ancient and contemporary, death is nothing we should be afraid of. Death is nothing more than a law of nature, that basically guarantees the renewal of forms. And since it is a law of nature, it must not be feared. We came from the Beautiful, we live here now, and return to the Beautiful again. There is no reason for one to be afraid of death. This applies both to the hereafter as well as to death itself. What interests us is life in the here and now. The simple life we lead here. After that, we will be shadows, a memory in the universe’s hard disk. The memory of a person who once was here, and did this and that. Nothing more. That’s why we are not afraid of death at all. That’s why our ancestors positioned themselves in the gorge of Thermopylae, why they committed suicide out of dignity, and that’s why they have done what they did. Man is not obligated to continue to breathe by hook or crook, chained and humiliated. This is not the meaning of human existence, but dignity, beauty: to live in freedom and beauty. This is the fundamental difference between the Hellenic, and many other ethnic traditions, the prevailing contemporary religious beliefs, such as Christianity etc. etc., which are constantly dominated by the fear of death. The funny thing is that, even though they tell us that they believe and believe so much, in the dogma that supposedly frees them from this fear, they all die in panic. I have never seen a person who died peacefully. With dignity and inner peace, knowing that he lived well and dies now, to unite with the universe, with their ancestors and gods. They all die in fear. Here lies the fundamental difference between today’s exploitation and reproduction of the fear of death and the way we Hellenes have lived and still live.