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Who is your favorite God or Goddess?

 
 
Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 01:42 pm
For years I've been a follower of Pan. I relate to his dancing around fields and forests and taking care of the natural world. I have numerous art work that depict Pan is all sorts of settings. Some of them show a young Pan, some an old. Some handsome, some ugly. I like diversity in my gods.
However, lately I've been really getting into Ganesha. Ganesha is more user friendly, he is not as foreboding as Pan. Ganesha is happy and likes humans. They might have to learn coexist on my home altar and I think they will do fine, all things considered.

So who is your favorite God or Goddess? Who do you relate to? Who would you elevate to a position of divinity in your world? Who represents what you want in life?

Here are some pictures of my favorites:

http://i1.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/63/84/e5_1_sbl.JPG

http://www.numismaticnews.net/CourtJester/content/binary/Ganesha.jpg

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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 01:52 pm
Prosephone/Proserpine

She deals with life as it is.

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/EUR/1750-7044~Proserpine-c-1874-Posters.jpg
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:08 pm
@chai2,
We couldn't have Spring without her.
Francis
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:14 pm
Aphrodite, obviously:

http://blackpurple.b.l.pic.centerblog.net/7ogxnpa5.jpg
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:21 pm
@Green Witch,
This is true.

You take the Spring and the Winter.

However, I'm not convinced she was so terribly unhappy with Hades.

I mean, the Underworld wasn't really bad like modern day perseption of hell, and geez louise, she might have been glad to see her mom first thing in the Spring, but I'll bet by July she was ready to go back to her god.
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Eva
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:25 pm
@Francis,
Smooches to you, too, handsome!

Just for that, I grant you a new year full of love, beauty and laughter.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:44 pm
Ganesha? I know of Ganesh, but had never heard of Ganesha.

EDIT: OK, Ganesha is just a different version of the name Ganesh.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:50 pm
@Setanta,
I do the NYC East 6th St. spelling. Ganesha's Garden was my favorite Indian restaurant when I lived in Manhattan. Fantastic samosas.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:52 pm
@Eva,
Gee, Aphrodite/Eva is an easy mark for granting boons. I hope Francis is going to put some fresh flowers and chocolates on your altar.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:53 pm
Hillary Swank is my favorite. She's got all those mythological ones beat by far
 http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/celebs/hilaryswank/hilary_swank_10.jpg

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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:53 pm
@Green Witch,
Ganesh is my guy too.

I also like the God/Goddess of Compassion/ Mercy (Quan Yin/ Guan Yin/ Kwam Im etc.), who appears in a few different eastern religions (slightly different in each, including gender).

http://www.lava.net/tribalartifacts/qunynex.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guan_Yin

Here are two figurines we have of her (on either side of the mask), a Chinese version (wood) and a Thai version (silver).

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/goddesses2.jpg
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 02:55 pm
@Eva,
I thought you were not looking.. Embarrassed
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:04 pm
Iapetus,(I namwed my boat after the scamp).
Quote:
"audax Iapeti genus/ Ignem fraude mala gentibus intulit"; "The bold offspring of Iapetus [i.e. Prometheus]/ brought fire to peoples by wicked deceit".


He was the father of Atlas and , as a father, he was the father of the proto Atlantic ocean (geology reference).
My kinda guy.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:07 pm
@Green Witch,
You can get really wonderful samosas all over Toronto. I'm not certain, however, that that is sufficient to justify adherence to any particular religious confession. I don't make a god of my belly--but certainly i do revere it devoutly.
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:11 pm
@Green Witch,
I don't necessarily relate to these two, Green Witch, but I see me in echo and know some men who are narcissus

http://digitalphilosophy.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/waterhouse_echonarcissus.jpg



Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:15 pm
Why, Nikki Sixx of course

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/stevetheq/NikkiSixx.jpg
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:21 pm
The Endless (Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium) are a group of beings who embody powerful forces or aspects of the universe in the DC comic book series The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman. They have existed since the dawn of time and are thought to be among the most powerful beings in the universe.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/The_Sandman-_Endless_Nights_Poster_by_Frank_Quitely.jpg
The Endless, as depicted on promotional artwork for The Sandman: Endless Nights (clockwise, from left): Death, Destiny, Dream, Destruction, Desire, Delirium, and Despair.

my favourite of these is delirium
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0c/Delirium_Sandman.jpg
Delirium, known to the Greek culture as Mania, is the youngest of the Endless, yet still older than the rest of existence. She is usually quite short, and thin, and looks no older than a fourteen year-old human girl. One of her eyes is blue, and the other is green. Her hair changes style and color constantly, as do her clothes. Her shadow never reflects her shape, and is tangible, like velvet. She is said to smell of sweat, late nights, sour wine, and old leather. Her sigil in the galleries of the other Endless is a multicolored, abstract swirl. Her realm is a chaotic, constantly changing mass of colors and strange objects and shapes, and contains a sundial with the inscription "Tempus Frangit" ("time breaks," a Latin pun on the phrase "Tempus Fugit", "time flies".) Delirium travels with a "guardian" of sorts, a German Shepherd dog named Barnabas, on indefinite loan from her brother Destruction.
First incarnated as Delight, she transformed into Delirium for reasons even Destiny does not know.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:29 pm
@djjd62,
Bear's Nikki and djjd's Destruction god go to the same hairdresser.
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:31 pm
@Green Witch,
that's actually dream
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:33 pm
@Letty,
Letty, this is why I think humans and gods are not a chicken and egg scenario. I don't know about the chicken and egg, but I think humans first made god(s) in their image(s).
 

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