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Robin and I leaned against the rock. The moon shone full on the rippling waters of the lake behind us, and the night was redolent with the drums and songs of our people. What a night! As the night enfolded us, we quietly discussed the ritual we had just come...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Divinity: Thought We are Many, Are We One?
Dear Questioner, You asked if there was such a thing as Christian Wicca. The simple answer is, of course there is! The tradition of communing with all the lovely fellow spirits in this cosmos goes way back beyond apostolic times. Didn't the Magi (plural for...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Hey! Isn't That Christmas Star a Pentacle?
Isn't that Star of Bethlehem a Pentagram? Well, of course it is. Just as the Saxon Eostra (or whatever spelling catches your fancy) lent her rabbit and name in English to Pasch. Also, the day of Christ's Mass is actually the festival of the birthday of Mithra;...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Am I Damned?: Part 2
CAVEAT: It is impossible to answer a "theological" question simply and correctly at the same time. The reason for this is the fact that the theological arena involves reality not only beyond our capacity to adequately express, but even beyond that,...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Am I Damned?: Part 1
(Excerpted from a planned website, much of this material has already appeared in answer to various questions on the boards, especially in General Earth Spirituality. I will attempt to redact it for this forum, as much of the arguments contained here are basic...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
You Have The Power: A Defense For Christians Doing Magick
Recently, Pope John Paul II created a flap when he pronounced, when speaking to some visiting group, that we needed to remember that God includes both genders, and that the feminine aspect of the Deity was as important as the masculine aspect which has become,...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Nit (Gr: Neith) Local goddess of Zau (Gr: Sais), known as early as the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Period when her influence probably was at its height. Earliest traces are her hieroglyph (crossed arrows on a shield) on a pole in front of the reed shrines...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian

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The Birth of Huitzilopochtli, Patron God of the Aztecs
The portentous patron god of the Aztecs was the son of Coatlicue, "she of the skirt ... people, by siding with their patron God, will become "the people of the Sun," ...
inca pantheon - The Big Myth
The Inca worshipped many gods and goddesses. Most of ... INTI was the sun god and the patron deity of the holy city of Cuzco, home of the sun.
CLOACINA: GODDESS of the SEWERS - sewer history
one of them being the Goddess Cloacina – in whom they placed their faith/trust ... Cloacina was the patron goddess of the Cloaca Maxima (the main drain of the ...
plato's gods and the way of ideas - PhilPapers
standing the role the Gods play in Plato's erotics will enrich our un- derstanding .... minology to refer to the activity of «honoring» one's patron deity in the beloved  ...
Protector gods are an example of the fluidity of Maya deities. Scenes of protector ...... Lineages could also have claimed specific patron gods as their own.

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How Uranus Got Its Name
However, while King George III was a generous patron in Herschel's eyes, he was widely reviled as a tyrant outside of Britain's borders, so the name did not sit right with scientists on an international level.
How YHWH Became God
In his early days, he was just another “tutelary deity,” that is, a tribal protector and patron. Those that worshiped him believed he would intervene in his people's military battles and bring rain to fertilize their crops.
1000-year-old Indian statues seized from NYC auction house
The second is a rare representation of an equestrian deity, Revanta, worth $300,000 from the 8th century. Christie's said in a statement that it would never ... He is a passionate arts patron and collector.
Go Your Own Way With Happy Hour at Gozo
This is a possibility at Gozo, a fine Baker establishment with no apparent ties to an ancient Sumerian deity with designs on destroying the world, as the name would suggest. (Ray, if someone asks you if you want pizza, you say yes.
Movie Review... Gods of Egypt. Take your Ear Plugs
For instance patron god Horus was depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing a red and white crown, as a symbol of kingship over the entire kingdom of Egypt. Danish Nicolai Coster Waldau as Horus makes quite a sexy falcon with wings that could make you ...

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Northern Tradition Paganism: Rite for Finding a Patron Deity
First, I want to make it clear that not everyone has a patron deity by any means. Many people have relationships with a wide variety of Gods, and perhaps a ...
Tutelary deity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tutelary (also tutelar) is a deity or spirit who is a guardian, patron or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture or ...
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Selecting a Patron Deity - Witchvox Article
Mar 29, 2009 Many pagan traditions – branches of Wicca included – allow the adherents to choose his/her own patron deity. Given the wealth of religious ...
Answers From Vanaheim - How Not to Find Your Patron Deity
Oct 20, 2013 How Not to Find Your Patron Deity Those of you who follow my Wordpress blog will doubtless remember Trixie, someone who used to be in a ...

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