DEVENTER, Netherlands — The online resource theoi.com, a repository of information about Hellenic myth and practice derived from ancient sources, will be sold rather than shut down. That’s according to site creator and owner Aaron Atsma, who reports getting a considerable amount of email when he briefly announced its closure or sale via a banner on the site. Atsma intends on selling the site through a broker later in the year. “People have been emailing me directly about the sale of the site over the last week which has caught me a bit off guard. Most boil down to, ‘I might be interested, how much?'” he wrote.
The site Theoi.com is closing its doors. Run by Aaron Atsma, the site has been a go-to resource for polytheists since its opening in 2000. The site reads, “The Theoi Project profiles each deity and creature of Greek mythology on a separate page, incorporating an encyclopedia summary, quotations from a wide selection of ancient Greek and Roman texts, and illustrations from ancient art.” The site, which is considered to be based in the Netherlands and New Zealand, has reportedly had the support of the the universities of Auckland and Leiden, both of which Atsma said “were invaluable in the research of this project.” Last week, Atsma announced his intention to shut down the site and his interest in finding a buyer.