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Who is your favorite God or Goddess?

 
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:43 pm
The remark for which John Scopes allegedly got in trouble, leading to the famous "Monkey Trial" in Tennessee was: "God created man, and man, being a gentleman, returned the favor."
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:45 pm
@Setanta,
Dear God,
Don't know if you noticed,
But your name is on a lot of quotes in this book.
Us crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look,
Francis
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 03:49 pm
@djjd62,
Being crazy, I took a look and got a belly laugh..
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 04:05 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
who died and made you nikki sixx?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 04:15 pm
OK, OK . . . given that all gods and goddesses are fictional anyway, i'll go with the goddess of the Forgotten Realms, Shar . . .

She is the "Mistress of the Night," the "Nightsinger," the "Lady of Loss." She is described as goddess of dark, night, loss, forgetfulness, unrevealed secrets, caverns, dungeons, the Underdark.

This is Viconia, a devotée of Shar, having renounced the worshipof Llolth, and therefore having been driven from the Underdark:

http://www.viconia.de/Viconia.jpg

I don't really give a rat's ass for Shar . . . but Viconia is so hot . . .
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 04:23 pm
http://www.freewebs.com/m452shakespeare/Online%20RPG%20images/viconia%20avatar%202.JPG

Another artist's conception of Viconia DeVir. She's Drow--a dark elf.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 04:23 pm
@Setanta,
Quote:
but Viconia is so hot . . .


Sexy is good marketing when it comes to gods. These two certainly brought in some converts:

http://www.romeo-juliet.newmail.ru/hussey/olivia1.jpg


http://img.tesco.com/pi/entertainment/DVD/LF/622230_DV_L_F.jpg
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 06:18 pm
Pan is good, but his godhood is subject to debate.

Dionysious is a proper god of a similar character

My personal favorite is Crom.


Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 06:38 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,

Quote:
Dionysious is a proper god of a similar character


Pan is cuter.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 08:42 pm
Changó

This is how he looked originally:

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii124/joshcarter22/HeruShango.jpg

Here she is, after syncretization:
http://www.carotenutosas.com/photogallery/SantaBarbara115.jpg

And I am a true follower. No ****.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 09:10 pm
@fbaezer,
I've liked Tlaloc (god of rain), but that's because I saw a sculpture a long time ago and could spell the name. While I retain full ignorance, I did like the rain "fountain" at the museum of anthropology (no longer remembering if that particular Tlaloc was anywhere near the rain fountain.

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/tlaloc.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlaloc

All the photos of Tlaloc at the museum on google image seem to be very dark. I've a good one, back in an album, but not scanned.
Fb of course knows far more of Tlaloc than I do. I might have known a little bit, but I've forgotten even that.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 09:13 pm
@ossobuco,
There's a statue of Tláloc (with a small fountain) in front of the Museum. The rain fountain has no Gods in it.

I find most Aztec gods quite hateful. Specially the ones who asked for human sacrifices. Tláloc was one of them: they drowned children in his honor... and made them cry before doing it, so their tears would become rain later.

Changó, instead, is megacool.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 09:25 pm
@fbaezer,
Listening.

This was in the late sixties. I was even more ignorant then than now. I hope.
I liked the squat sculpture of Tlaloc and didn't think it all so small. I was amazed by the not so small then, to me, rain fountain near the museum entrance, perhaps a twig that I might get interested in fountain design twenty years later.

I admit to not paying much attention to gods after I spent much of my young life in prayer to one. Not that I wasn't mildly interested, but I never explored differences in gods. I suppose I thought of that research as good time flushed after bad... when it might have explained much about the world... as understood..

I'm not quite as calcified now, and will check out Chango.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 09:39 pm
@ossobuco,
We may have had this conversation before, Fb, and I forgot it. I don't mean about Chango, but I have glimmers of memory about Tlaloc. Maybe it'll take this time.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 10:42 pm
I have a certain fondness for Diana, Huntress of the Chase.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 11:42 pm
Why, Circe of course Very Happy
http://www.reproarte.com/files/images/S/stuck_franz_von/tilla_durieux_als_circe.jpg

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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 11:44 pm
That gal don't look trustworthy to me . . .
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 11:51 pm
Strange that no one has mentioned Hermes...

I'll take him as me own.

(fan of the drow, btw)
Sglass
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 12:39 am
@Sglass,
Now what I liked about Diana was that she had more than one persona -

she was also Hecate, Mistress of the Hounds of Hell and Phoebe, the delicate moon goddess.
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 01:40 am
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:

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).

The egg came first. Dinosaurs laid them a few seconds before the chickens did.
K
O
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