Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I hold a BA in the History of Religion & Mag. Art. in Religious Studies from the University of Copenhagen, Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies.

I am currently a Ph.D. Student in the History of Religion focusing on Ritual Studies and the Reception of Greek Religion.

My previous work has focused on the Contemporary reception of Daoism and Russian Orthodox Christianity on the anglophone World. Since 2012 I have worked primarily on the modern and late-modern reception of greek polytheist religions in Greece and internationally.

I am a member of the board of the Danish Association for the History of Religion.


About the research

The Reception of Ancient Greek Religion in Contemporary Greece

My research is a fieldwork based study of the reception of ancient Greek religion in contemporary Greece. I look at the role of rituals and the selection of texts, ideas about authenticity and how the past is negotiated through practices in the present. My work looks at renewal rites and processions and addresses the role of the interplay between factors such as nationalism, environmentalism, folklore, romanticism and Orthodox Christianity in the construction of new Pagan rituals.


Books (1)
Articles (2)
Book chapters (4)
Prefaces (1)

Research portal (Lund University)


Tao Thykier Makeeff

History of Religions and Religious Behavioural Science
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Contact information

E-mail tao.thykier_makeeffctr.luse

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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