Patron God and Matron Goddess - What are yours?

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  1. kittythedreamer profile image91
    kittythedreamerposted 8 years ago

    If you've chosen a pantheon or tradition, which god is your patron god and which goddess is your matron goddess? I tend to switch back and forth, but my matron goddess tends to always stay the Celtic Rhiannon goddess and my patron god switches back and forth between Lugh and Pan. How about you all...Pagans and Hindus and other people who follow a Pagan path?

    1. Mona DiAngelo profile image56
      Mona DiAngeloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "I am the way."
      You are just playing.
      enjoy...

    2. Cresentmoon2007 profile image60
      Cresentmoon2007posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The God that I follow is in the image of the christian god and the goddess I follow is Sophia. Although I also like to worth with Isis from time to time.

      1. kittythedreamer profile image91
        kittythedreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Cresentmoon! That's awesome. Yes, I do tend to switch between Celtic gods and the ideal of the Christian god. But it all sort of melds together at some point. Who is Sophia?

    3. Angela Morgan profile image61
      Angela Morganposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a special affinity with cats so I'm naturally attracted to gods/goddesses that have a link with felines. I am particularly attracted to Bast of the Egyptian Pantheon. I am also attracted to Freya of the Norse Pantheon. I have not yet found my God yet as I am still soul searching to find what I believe in.

      1. Cresentmoon2007 profile image60
        Cresentmoon2007posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I am very interested in Bast, although I do not use her in rituals or anything I still enjoy learning about her. Not to mention I too love cats. Though I have more of a connection with Dogs.

  2. Cresentmoon2007 profile image60
    Cresentmoon2007posted 8 years ago

    She is the goddess of wisdom, even actually mentioned in christian texts at one point. But the name is actually greek and means wisdom therefore I look at her as being a greek goddess. Here's a link with some more information about her http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_(wisdom)

    1. kittythedreamer profile image91
      kittythedreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, cool! I"ll have to check it out. Thanks.

      1. Cresentmoon2007 profile image60
        Cresentmoon2007posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        you're very welcome. I actually like doing research on gods and goddesses. I've always been interested in the Greek goddess Artemis, but never considered her to be the one I follow. Though I may just have to think about that

        1. kittythedreamer profile image91
          kittythedreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sure you could incorporate her into one or two of your rituals. You never know...she may be quite helpful.

          1. Cresentmoon2007 profile image60
            Cresentmoon2007posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah that is what I am starting to think about

    2. profile image92
      Daniella Lopezposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For a goddess I tend to lean towards Danu. I'm really into Celtic Paganism, so I tend to lean towards those deities. I haven't really found a god I feel connected with. However, I don't entirely consider myself Pagan, but more into Native American Spirituality. I tend to believe in what the Natives thought more so than Paganism.

      Also, thanks for linking about Sophia, Cresent! I've never heard of her before, so I'll definitely have to look into it.

      1. Cresentmoon2007 profile image60
        Cresentmoon2007posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome! Glad to have helped. I really am connected to Sophia and always enjoy sharing information about her

  3. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 8 years ago

    Shiva and Shakti. I am not sure what Pagan gods are.

    1. kittythedreamer profile image91
      kittythedreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, janesix! I'll have to do some research on them.

    2. pinktulipfairie profile image73
      pinktulipfairieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I actually thought that was really cool. Janesix. I like Hinduism.

  4. profile image61
    nasakeposted 8 years ago

    Legba and Ezili Freda. You'll be amazed how close you can become with Haitian gods.

    1. kittythedreamer profile image91
      kittythedreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nasake - Wow! I've never even thought to look into Haitian gods. Absolutely intriguing. Thanks for sharing and Blessed Be.

      1. Cresentmoon2007 profile image60
        Cresentmoon2007posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        nasake, I never really thought of looking into Haitian gods either. Interesting.

  5. Greek One profile image69
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    Testiclees... the Greek God of sex

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Funny.  I would have thought you'd be more into Colonoscopees

  6. profile image61
    nasakeposted 8 years ago

    Kitty I am not in the slightest surprised. They are very full on! It's a decision I thought long about once I had experienced there presence, and decided to make the decision to live my life alongside them

  7. profile image61
    nasakeposted 8 years ago

    @Crescent- Well I have decided to put up a crash course in Haitian Vodou so stay tuned tongue

    1. kittythedreamer profile image91
      kittythedreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome! I've done a hub on the Loa but would love to learn more. Thanks, Nasake. And Blessed Be!

  8. pinktulipfairie profile image73
    pinktulipfairieposted 8 years ago

    I follow God as a catholic . I am fascinated by Poseidon and Demeter and those are my two favorite God/ Goddess respectively. I think I am Earthy like Demeter and I feel how she must have felt when Persephone went to live in the underworld. I guess that is foreboding. I just like the Triton and the power over water for Poseidon.

    1. kittythedreamer profile image91
      kittythedreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing. I've always loved the story of Demeter and Persephone. Really a beautiful, bittersweet story.

      1. pinktulipfairie profile image73
        pinktulipfairieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes it is.Maybe that is why I relate to her since my story mirrors hers.

        1. kittythedreamer profile image91
          kittythedreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That's beautiful.

  9. Disappearinghead profile image70
    Disappearingheadposted 8 years ago

    Let's not forget the ancient Welsh Celtic god 'sbwriel yn siarad'.

    1. WriteAngled profile image84
      WriteAngledposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If anyone is talking rubbish, it is you.

  10. WriteAngled profile image84
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    Sekhmet has been my patron goddess for many years. As for gods, Odin appeared once in a dream. I found him very special, although I do not follow the Norse path and know little about it.

    However, I honour deities of all pantheons. When I am away from home, I like to make a libation to the "gods of place" of wherever I happen to be. This has resulted in some wonderful experiences smile

    I have developed very deep ties to Wales since moving here. I really must immerse myself more in the Welsh pantheon, although I find it difficult to piece together the information. Some years back, I did a long pathworking/meditation on the story of Blodeuwedd, which gave me some very interesting insights and a different view of the story.

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    paarsurreyposted 8 years ago

    The Creator God is Immortal; only mortals need wife and childern; He never had a wife or son or daughter; He never had a father or mother; He created all of them

  12. WriteAngled profile image84
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    Unity, which lies beyond the Veils of Negative Existence, is neither male nor female, but is also beyond our comprehension. For that reason, Unity manifests in many different forms, to enable each of us, should we so wish, to develop an I-Thou relationship with a particular form or forms through which we find meaning, love and joy in our individual lives.

    1. kittythedreamer profile image91
      kittythedreamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very well put, WriteAngled. Thank you for sharing.

 
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