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Author Topic: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar  (Read 4401 times)

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Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:15:01 pm »
I have a bit of a love for a few gods from two different pantheons. From the Germanic pantheon I have an affinity with Thor and Tyr and from the Celtic pantheon I have an affinity wit Belenus and Grannus. I'm considering mixing it up and placing all four of them on my altar. I have heard of others placing Celtic and Germanic gods on an altar together but do you think that would be a good or bad idea with these four deities? Do you think that their energies would compliment each-other or do you think they would be too 'contradictory'?

 

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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 09:02:05 pm »
I have a bit of a love for a few gods from two different pantheons. From the Germanic pantheon I have an affinity with Thor and Tyr and from the Celtic pantheon I have an affinity wit Belenus and Grannus. I'm considering mixing it up and placing all four of them on my altar. I have heard of others placing Celtic and Germanic gods on an altar together but do you think that would be a good or bad idea with these four deities? Do you think that their energies would compliment each-other or do you think they would be too 'contradictory'?
Stop muddying the waters.
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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 12:47:47 am »
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Fuck that, give em all sombreros. 
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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 01:12:05 am »
I have a bit of a love for a few gods from two different pantheons. From the Germanic pantheon I have an affinity with Thor and Tyr and from the Celtic pantheon I have an affinity wit Belenus and Grannus. I'm considering mixing it up and placing all four of them on my altar. I have heard of others placing Celtic and Germanic gods on an altar together but do you think that would be a good or bad idea with these four deities? Do you think that their energies would compliment each-other or do you think they would be too 'contradictory'?

Ask Them through whatever means of communication you use. If They're okay with sharing the altar, then go ahead. It's your sacred space, so do what works for you. Besides, cultures have been mixing and influencing each other for a very long time.

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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 01:21:32 am »
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Fuck that, give em all sombreros.
And then what? Add a pinch of hermetics? Perhaps a dash of kabballah? And maybe even a smidge of Shinto?

Let me leave you to ponder on this simple picture.

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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 01:27:56 am »
Let me leave you to ponder on this simple picture.

Yawn. My Dad's Mexican. My mother was Irish. They fucked at least once without destroying jack shit.

Celtic culture abides, and I'm sure the Asatru don't use tiki lamps. 



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And then what? Add a pinch of hermetics? Perhaps a dash of kabballah? And maybe even a smidge of Shinto?
Sounds good. How about a skosh of pepperjack, a shot of Scotch, and a squirt of midget porn?

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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 01:34:59 am »


They fucked at least once without destroying jack shit.

They made you.

And you seem like you don't give "jack shit" about the integrity of anything, which speaks volumes about your own nature. Mixed race people usually don't have integrity though, because they struggle with their own identity. I can't blame you for the way you think, because how can you claim a single tradition when you battle between two? So "fuck that", right? "Fuck" tradition and integrity, right?

You're projecting.


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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 01:40:02 am »

They made you.

And you seem like you don't give "jack shit" about the integrity of anything, which speaks volumes about your own nature. Mixed race people usually don't have integrity though, because they struggle with their own identity.

Wow. 

If lacking identity means not being a big ol' prolapsed cunt, I'm fucking content, tbh.

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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 01:40:50 am »
Wow. 

If lacking identity means not being a big ol' prolapsed cunt, I'm fucking content, tbh.
I'd be content too if I had blinders over my eyes.

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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 01:42:25 am »
I'd be content too if I had blinders over my eyes.


Hand me your tiki torch, bruh. Help a brotha out.
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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 06:11:24 am »
I have a bit of a love for a few gods from two different pantheons. From the Germanic pantheon I have an affinity with Thor and Tyr and from the Celtic pantheon I have an affinity wit Belenus and Grannus. I'm considering mixing it up and placing all four of them on my altar. I have heard of others placing Celtic and Germanic gods on an altar together but do you think that would be a good or bad idea with these four deities? Do you think that their energies would compliment each-other or do you think they would be too 'contradictory'?

In this particular case... I suggest you do whatever the Hells you Will, with complete disregard to what anybody here has to say about it.

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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 08:19:31 am »
I have a bit of a love for a few gods from two different pantheons. From the Germanic pantheon I have an affinity with Thor and Tyr and from the Celtic pantheon I have an affinity wit Belenus and Grannus. I'm considering mixing it up and placing all four of them on my altar. I have heard of others placing Celtic and Germanic gods on an altar together but do you think that would be a good or bad idea with these four deities? Do you think that their energies would compliment each-other or do you think they would be too 'contradictory'?

I'm of two minds. Personally, I wouldn't, because I fear it robs the deities of context; to really appreciate a deity, you have to understand them as they exist in the myths that tell their stories, myths in which they relate in particular ways with other deities in the same pantheon...myths that, while timeless, nonetheless reflect the environment and concerns of a particular era and region and cultural context.

But that's me. And what Nic an Dair said, about cultures and religions influencing each other throughout the ages, is certainly true. (What we're probably less aware of is how many times an attempted merger flopped miserably.) So if you did have them on the same altar, I think you'd have to approach it with great humility and care. It would be all too easy to do it badly.
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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 09:04:00 am »


I'm of two minds. Personally, I wouldn't, because I fear it robs the deities of context; to really appreciate a deity, you have to understand them as they exist in the myths that tell their stories, myths in which they relate in particular ways with other deities in the same pantheon...myths that, while timeless, nonetheless reflect the environment and concerns of a particular era and region and cultural context.

I wish more people were of this mind. Preserve!


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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2017, 09:39:34 am »
I have a bit of a love for a few gods from two different pantheons. From the Germanic pantheon I have an affinity with Thor and Tyr and from the Celtic pantheon I have an affinity wit Belenus and Grannus. I'm considering mixing it up and placing all four of them on my altar. I have heard of others placing Celtic and Germanic gods on an altar together but do you think that would be a good or bad idea with these four deities? Do you think that their energies would compliment each-other or do you think they would be too 'contradictory'?

Personally, I've never had an issue mixing gods on altars from pantheons or cultures that had historical connections, and I can't see much of a problem with Germanic and Celtic gods being on the same altar. That said, if I had the choice to house them on separate altars, I probably would. I think if you were really pushed for space and needed to do it, I'd keep them on separate sides of the altar, so there's a Germanic side, and a Celtic side. But if you're more of an eclectic sort rather than more recon-based, do whatever you like. Whatever works best for you is what you should do.

But I don't know these gods very well, so I don't know how well they would play together. You'd have to do some divination and find out if they would all play nice together on the same altar and how that would work for you. If all else fails, set it up and see how it feels. You'll know one way or another if it's going to work.
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Re: Germanic & Celtic deities on the same altar
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2017, 10:08:38 am »

They made you.

And you seem like you don't give "jack shit" about the integrity of anything, which speaks volumes about your own nature. Mixed race people usually don't have integrity though, because they struggle with their own identity. I can't blame you for the way you think, because how can you claim a single tradition when you battle between two? So "fuck that", right? "Fuck" tradition and integrity, right?

You're projecting.


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