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Pagan gods and goddesses of Strength and Protection.

  1. Daniella Lopez profile image88
    Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. aka-dj profile image79
      aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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!

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol

        Instigating trouble I see. lol

        1. aka-dj profile image79
          aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Spreading the LOVE! big_smile

      2. Evylyn Rose profile image91
        Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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. wink

        1. aka-dj profile image79
          aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If you say so. hmm


          That doesn't make it so.

          It's a matter of faith, isn't it?

    2. Disappearinghead profile image88
      Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Dragons????!!!! Like real flying dragons!!?? Now that would be cool.

      Alternatively follow the advice of aka-dj.

    3. Cresentmoon2007 profile image83
      Cresentmoon2007posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      Blessed be.

    4. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Cresentmoon2007 profile image83
        Cresentmoon2007posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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.

      2. Daniella Lopez profile image88
        Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you mega1! Wonderful advice.

        and thank you Cresent for your kind words.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Maybe try her sisters Euphrosyne and/or Thalia.
    As far as all roundedness goes the more the merrier.

    1. Disappearinghead profile image88
      Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are they pretty?

    2. Daniella Lopez profile image88
      Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks knoly! Finally some legitimate Pagan advice.

      1. aka-dj profile image79
        aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        AHHH, I see.
        You wanted Pagan advice.

        Here I thought you needed (real) peace within, that will help you through a tough time.
        My mistake! hmm

        1. Disappearinghead profile image88
          Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You are one baaad dude man. cool

        2. Evylyn Rose profile image91
          Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. theherbivorehippi profile image84
            theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Well said!

          2. aka-dj profile image79
            aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            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. smile

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              Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              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.

              1. aka-dj profile image79
                aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hi Emile.

                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.

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                  Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Maybe so, but that is an argument best made in another thread. You should start one.  smile

                  1. aka-dj profile image79
                    aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Nothing to argue!

                    I'm just killing time whilst my time runs out doing something else, so I entered the discussions that interest me.

                    Chat later. You be blessed. smile

                2. A Troubled Man profile image60
                  A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  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.  lol

                  1. Jerami profile image77
                    Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    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.

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                    Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    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.

              2. WriteAngled profile image92
                WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                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

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                  Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Well, I must say you stated it much more eloquently.

            2. Evylyn Rose profile image91
              Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              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.

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              scathachwarriorposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              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

              1. aka-dj profile image79
                aka-djposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                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.
                Do you?

                1. Zelkiiro profile image85
                  Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  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.

                  1. aka-dj profile image79
                    aka-djposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I'm glad you have me all figured out!

  3. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    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.

    Em hotep

  4. Daniella Lopez profile image88
    Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago

    Thanks WriteAngled! I'll definitely be looking up Isis. Thanks for the info. smile

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    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.

  6. Daniella Lopez profile image88
    Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago

    Thank you very much Evylyn. I was beginning to get a little frustrated over the responses to this thread...

    1. Evylyn Rose profile image91
      Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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. wink

  7. Evylyn Rose profile image91
    Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago

    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. wink

    1. kittythedreamer profile image97
      kittythedreamerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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. smile Blessed Be!

      1. Daniella Lopez profile image88
        Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks kitty smile Blessed be!

  8. Kiss andTales profile image25
    Kiss andTalesposted 3 years ago

    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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