I am going through a really difficult time in my life right now and really could use some strength to make it through it. My patron goddess is Aglaia, but I feel like she is telling me to seek out another goddess to ask for guidance in conjunction with her. Do any of you have any suggestions on gods or goddesses known for helping people and strengthening them? I've been told that Dragons are great for such issues, so I may inquire upon them and see what happens. Thanks for any advice you guys may have and blessed be!
There is only ONE God that can give true comfort and peace.
Sorry to inform you, but He's not a Pagan entity.
He is only a prayer away!
Hate to tell you this, but for those of us who recognize and honor multiple gods, ALL gods are Pagan in that sense. No God or Goddess is excluded.
Dragons????!!!! Like real flying dragons!!?? Now that would be cool.
Alternatively follow the advice of aka-dj.
Hi there Daniella, I suggest Artemis of the greek mythology. She is a strong and brave Goddess. With her aid you may be strengthen. I do hope that you find the strength you need. I am saddened to see so much hatred in pagan forums. I wish people wouldn't respond if they are out to hurt people. Anyway I do hope you get better.
Daniella - ANY of the gods and goddesses will comfort or strengthen or give you whatever you need - first you just have to know who YOU are and keep an open mind, becuz in my experience the gods and goddesses work in very mysterious ways to bring you exactly the kind of love and etc. you need in the moment. Pick one, any one - use a Taro deck or just scroll down the list of dieties of whichever culture you like the best (even if you're not all that familiar with it) and pick one. Or, just go play with your friends! or make some new ones! the dieties can talk to you even in the forest when there's no other human around, or on the beach - or, as I often do, look at the sky! and live well, which means - eat when you're hungry, rest when you're tired.
Great advise mega1. You are indeed correct and I wish I was the one who came up with such great advise. You are correct that ANY of the gods and goddesses will help. I give you props.
Thank you mega1! Wonderful advice.
and thank you Cresent for your kind words.
Maybe try her sisters Euphrosyne and/or Thalia.
As far as all roundedness goes the more the merrier.
Thanks knoly! Finally some legitimate Pagan advice.
AHHH, I see.
You wanted Pagan advice.
Here I thought you needed (real) peace within, that will help you through a tough time.
You know, your statements are filled with judgment. Last I checked, Christ preached against judging others lest you be cast out of Heaven. Perhaps you should be focusing your time on actually being helpful to the world and not spamming people's threads.
If I posted a helpful post, and it is rejected, based on personal biases, how does that make it judgmental?
There is no spamming in what I wrote.
As has been pointed out to me on many occasions, this is an open public forum, and we are all free to comment.
I'm sorry you disapprove of my point of view.
I certainly recognise your right to differ.
Hi dj. You do realize that it is possible that the 'One God' as you put it could also be the multiple gods and goddesses recognized by the Pagan religions? Everyone's needs are different. Maybe that one spirit manifests itself in the form needed for the individual at that moment in their lives.
I recognise people can have their own opinion about this, and many other things.
I am a monotheist. Always have been, always will be. I don't apologise for that, as you know.
I do however also believe there are MANY spirits, and they certainly appear to many people in many ways, forms and manifestations. It is these that people can confuse as either God, or goddess, or aliens, spirit guides, angels or demons.
Logic dictates there be only ONE God! Otherwise we run the risk of mythology having equal weight to true spirituality.
Maybe so, but that is an argument best made in another thread. You should start one.
LOL! Logic = Irrational Belief
Sorry, but logic would dictate your "true spirituality" is just another mythology, like the rest. Logic is not an irrational belief.
Funny how you're just killing time and killing logic at the same time while causing conflict.
Logic to me, must fit within the realm of my experiences which occurred within my environment.
We all have our own personal environment and experiences.
For me to say that your logic is illogical would be a lie.
For me to say that your logic dose not fit within the realm of "MY" experiences and environment is true and when anyone says it.
Each one of us is a universe in and of ourselves.
And then two worlds collide.
Dismissing the spiritual out of hand is as illogical and as much an irrational belief as any other. Don't you think? Unless it is your contention that we already know all there is to know.
LOL! Still don't understand how science works, I see. Maybe some day?
Oh, I understand science as well as the next lay person. Your comment had nothing to do with science. Labeling spirituality as nothing more than mythology, thus implying there is no truth to any of it, is your opinion. How is disagreeing with your personal opinion of spirituality an indication that I don't understand science? I would think it was more of an indication that you don't understand spirituality or philosophy.
No one understands spirituality because it has never been shown to exist, so anyone making such a claim would be lying. LOL!
Billions upon billions of people throughout history would certainly disagree with your assessment. But, hey; I'm certain you will find a few willing to take your word for it.
Billions of people are free to disagree that spirituality has never been shown to exist, that doesn't make it any less valid.
Appeal to Popularity fallacy. Appeal to Belief fallacy. Want more?
If it is, in fact, fallacy. It doesn't become fallacy simply because you say it is. We've heard that argument from the church enough to know that's not so.
True, it becomes a fallacy the moment you use it.
Oh, unfortunately I don't think I've got the ability to crawl up into the mind of another and find their truth. Is that a special ability you were born with? Something you acquired over the years? Or simply ego talking?
But, you have ample ability to present fallacies.
It's definitely a universal right which I would never attempt to deny you. Because, quite frankly, your refusal to attempt to understand the dialogue is amusing.
"NO ONE" ??? ...??? understands ? Is a HUGE assumption on your part don't you think?
NO ! of course you don't!
Do you understand spirituality? Tell us all about it, then?
You and I MUST be Very SPECIAL !
If we do not understand something ... NO ONE can!
Therefore , whatever the subject if WE do not understand it, It can not be So!
We are Legions in our own time (I mean MIND)
I made a similar statement on another thread today. Since I don't know if duplication is allowed on the forums, I'll put the link here. Hope that's OK
http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/85359?p … ost1850295
In the case of your first post, yes, you are correct. You offered what you believed to be a helpful post. It was a rejected. No harm done.
The problem is the attitude. Particularly your second post that was a very obvious insincere apology. Not only was the post itself unnecessary, the attitude was clearly confrontational. Where no one is saying your beliefs and views are wrong, your approach makes it obvious that you are saying the same about views that contradict your own. That is what makes it judgmental.
Now that I've answered your question, I will refrain to responding to any other posts of yours that demonstrate this obviously confrontation-seeking nature. May your road be blessed.
i hope you realize christianity is completely based off of paganism according to the bible christ would have been born in spring why do you celebrate his birthday in december? because it was a pagan celebration for the coming of the sun
I hope you realise you are completely wrong!
Indeed many pagan rituals crept into the mainline denominations, such as the RCC.
I celebrate my Christianity daily.
No you don't. You celebrate Horus, the son of the god Osiris, who was born in a manger during the winter solstice (December 21st) in ancient Egypt. You also celebrate Dionysus, son of Zeus born to a virgin woman, whose first great act was turning water into wine, could walk on water, and had 12 disciples before being crucified and resurrected by Zeus a few days later.
The former came roughly 2500 years before Jesus, the latter about 800 years before.
On a side note, you don't fear Satan; you fear Set, who is the originator of evil that set out (tee-hee) to overthrow the almighty god, Ra.
Sekhmet, the lion-headed of Egypt, wife of Ptah and mother of Nefertum is a beautiful and strong goddess. She is also very good at destroying that which should not exist and as such is excellent in self-transformation work. She was one of the patrons of the medical profession in Egypt, particularly when it involved surgery.
Staying in Egypt, Aset (Isis), who went through many trials to retrieve the coffin and then body parts of Osiris, but also had to be strong in hiding and protecting her baby son from Set.
Another fiery lady is Brigid of the Celts. She shows her strength in blacksmithing, but is also associated with life energy and healing.
The trials of Inanna in her journey through the underworld show the strength and determination that she has to share with her daughers.
In India, Durga riding her tiger is an archetypal mother-protector-warrior.
Thanks WriteAngled! I'll definitely be looking up Isis. Thanks for the info.
Pagan gods and goddesses of Strength and Protection
Still with all their strength and protection they could not protect the pagans being massacred at hand of the Christians in Europe.
Thank you very much Evylyn. I was beginning to get a little frustrated over the responses to this thread...
No problem. I used to get a lot of those kinds of comments over at my forums. More often than not, they are doing nothing but spreading hate and negativity and acting outside of the beliefs and values they claim to support. Makes me wonder what kind of entity is truly hovering over their shoulders.
I've found Athena to be particularly helpful in gathering my strength and harnessing it to tackle the obstacles in my way. Although a mother goddess, Danu has also been a guiding light in times of trouble.
As for Gods, Thor is often recognized for his sheer strength. He could certainly be helpful in terms of physical energy through your difficult time. Another, though I'm not sure how many will agree with me on this one, may be Saturn. Planet-wise we all know Saturn for slicing through excuses and making sure we're doing what we are supposed to. His myths, though, including ruling the Golden Age of humanity. He taught agriculture among other things to take the people out of darkness and into prosperity. He's certainly worth a look into.
If you want to try out some Celtic Goddesses, may I suggest Rhiannon? Read her story, it is truly one of inspirational strength and forgiveness. Also, try out some of the Native American female divinities - Spider Grandmother is a good one. Blessed Be!
what about the God of the living,The God who causes to become, like yourself, yes there are many gods in name ,but most of them stand behind a hidden name from acient babylon , The one hidden name is the resister of the true God of all creation. So there is one that is false and one that is true. The one that is false carries many names including the names you have mention. That is why you are trouble ,because the wrong one can not answer you in righteouness. only badness and wickness comes from his worship.
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