Harita Meenee is a Greek independent scholar of classical studies and women’s history. She was born in Athens, Greece, where she lives and works as a writer, editor and translator. She studied classical literature and languages at the Philosophical School of the University of Athens. Her graduate studies, in the field of counseling, were done at the Athens University of La Verne. She focused on Jungian psychology, exploring feminine archetypal images in the Hellenic mythology and their significance for contemporary women.
Among her many translations, the scholarly book Orpheus and the Greek Religion by W.K.C. Guthrie stands out. She has also adapted ancient Hellenic hymns and poems in modern Greek and English. Some of these have been published in anthologies such as the award-winning She Is Everywhere Vol. 3 (Enheduanna Award from the Master’s Program in Women’s Spirituality at Sofia University, California).
Many of her writings are about pre-Christian Greece and other ancient traditions. Her articles have appeared in many Hellenic periodicals, as well as in English language magazines, e-zines and journals (SageWoman, The Beltane Papers, Goddess Alive!, Sacred History, Matrifocus, Goddess Pages, Mithras Reader, Return to Mago, etc.). Essays of hers have also been published in the educational CD-Rom “Gender and Public Life” by the Greek Ministry of Education, as well as in a host of anthologies.
The author has given talks in three continents, invited by universities and cultural organizations, such as the Olympic Museum of Tashkent (Uzbekistan, Central Asia) and the University of Long Beach (Southern California). She presented the weekly historical and cultural program Mythos and Logos on Greek television. She has also been interviewed in various television and radio shows, sharing her knowledge and ideas with a wider audience. Harita Meenee is also an activist, participating in the anti-sexist, social justice, anti-racist and anti-fascist movements.
- Neo-Paganism: Rebirth of the Ancient Religion. Salonica: Archetypo, 2000 (in Greek).
- On the Path of Aphrodite. Athens: Eleusis, 2003 (in Greek).
- The Women’s Olympics and the Great Goddess. Athens: Eleusis, 2004 (in English).
- The Sacred Feminine and Mary Magdalene. Athens: Eleusis, 2005 (in Greek).
- Neopaganismo. Translator: Foteini Antonatou – Kazana. Madrid: Ellago, 2011 (in Spanish).