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Mitch

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Who is your favorite deity and why?
« on: July 02, 2010, 05:19:32 PM »

This question, I find, rather appeals to me because I like hearing other opinions on the subject of deities. My favorite has always been Diana Goddess of the Moon, it just seems right to me and I feel a closeness with her as well as relaxed in her presence.
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 05:51:49 PM »

Anubis.  Because he is the Keeper of the Gate between this world and the Realm of the Dead, as well as the judge of souls.  He can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on his mood, or depending upon your actions...much like my own personality.  To quote a line by the Anubis character from Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital"-- "I do you a solid, you do me a solid.  That's the way it works."

I chose Anubis as my patron God because, well, he's a dark God, a god of Death, and I like the darkness, nighttime, the shadows, death, necromancy, and anything else morbid and macabre.  I have a statue of Anubis on my altar, as well as one of Bastet, the Cat Goddess.
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 07:46:27 PM »

My favorite god is the one true god. The Great Purple Bovinity. All shall be trampled beneath his mighty hooves.
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 07:57:51 PM »

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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010, 01:53:40 AM »

Bovine = Steak = BBQ = hmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010, 09:30:49 AM »

Goddess, there are so many...

Well, my top TWO would be:

Athena and Artemis.

They're of equal stature in my eyes. They're both daughters of Zeus - the Greek lord of the heaven and the earth, the father of gods and men.

My reasons:
Athena is the goddess of wisdom, and she sprang forth from her father's head ready for war. I like her because she's prepared and always has a solution. For example, the challenge of Arachne: (The following has been taken from Greek Mythology of the "Get to Know Greece" series, published by Michalis Toubis S.A.)

"Arachne was a young woman with great skill at weaving and embroidery. Everyone admired her work and frequently said she had been taught by the goddess Athena. But from arrogance, she refused to accept that and challenged the goddess to a competition. Athena appeared disguised as an old woman and began to counsel her to be modest, judicious and pious to the gods. Arachne replied with curses. During the competition that follwed, the one weaver competed against the but the subjects Arachne chose for her designs offended the gods. Thus she came to suffer the rage of the goddess. Her humiliation led Arachne to commit suicide. She hung herself, but to keep her from dying, the goddess changed her into a spider ("Arachnid") which is constantly spinning its web."


Artemis is a goddess of the moon and the goddess of the hunt. I like her because she was the patron of the legendary Amazons, a tribe of women who lived apart from men and paid Artemis special honour. I also like Artemis because, when she was a girl, she begged Zeus to allow her to remain unmarried so she could roam the forests freely.
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2010, 10:49:32 AM »

i would have to say aries because though war is his thing, he is fearless and ruthless and lets nothing stop him at what he is doing
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 01:17:44 PM »

Belenos - I feel much energy from him to accomplish all the things I need to accomplish in a days time.
Rhiannon - When I sleep under her rays at night I can feel my strength being restored for the next days challenges.
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 01:19:32 PM »

The Lord and Lady.  I've never had a need for any Others.
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 01:23:28 PM »

The Lord and Lady.  I've never had a need for any Others.

Those "Others" you speak of are just names given to the Lord and Lady to make them more personal.  It'd be like if you knew a couple whose last name was Smith, and everybody who didn't know them personally called them "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", but since you DO know them personally, you call them "Bob and Helen."  Make sense?
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 01:25:32 PM »

This question, I find, rather appeals to me because I like hearing other opinions on the subject of deities. My favorite has always been Diana Goddess of the Moon, it just seems right to me and I feel a closeness with her as well as relaxed in her presence.

I must admit I find this quite funny as I had NOT red your post before posting my questions. I guess we have something in common!

This posts helps a little with the meaning to each goddess.
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 01:47:54 PM »

 :)
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 01:57:40 PM »

I wonder if Anubis would agree with you Snake
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010, 02:00:17 PM »

I wonder if Anubis would agree with you Snake

I imagine he would.  Those that don't know him personally just call him "Keeper of the Gate".
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Re: Who is your favorite deity and why?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2010, 04:01:09 PM »

Those "Others" you speak of are just names given to the Lord and Lady to make them more personal.  It'd be like if you knew a couple whose last name was Smith, and everybody who didn't know them personally called them "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", but since you DO know them personally, you call them "Bob and Helen."  Make sense?
Makes perfect sense to me.
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