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Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« on: November 08, 2014, 05:30:50 pm »
Does anyone know of a god of the Road? A god that lives in old car lots, junkyards, and ditches, finds power in the engine of a well-cared-for car, one that eats at diners and hangs out at gas stations?

Because I think Cernunnos just handed me off to him. Perhaps temporarily.

Like M’Lord’s still around but he wants me to work with this god of the Road to develop…things. I feel like my magic and the rest of my practice is going to be heavily influenced by this dude.

But has anyone ever heard of him? Or is it just me?:confused:
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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2014, 06:12:03 pm »
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Does anyone know of a god of the Road? A god that lives in old car lots, junkyards, and ditches, finds power in the engine of a well-cared-for car, one that eats at diners and hangs out at gas stations?

Because I think Cernunnos just handed me off to him. Perhaps temporarily.

Like M’Lord’s still around but he wants me to work with this god of the Road to develop…things. I feel like my magic and the rest of my practice is going to be heavily influenced by this dude.

But has anyone ever heard of him? Or is it just me?:confused:

 
Hmm... I've never heard of him. If you can wait until Monday I can tap into the database at work and do a little research.

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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2014, 06:52:51 pm »
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Hmm... I've never heard of him. If you can wait until Monday I can tap into the database at work and do a little research.

 
**gasp** Thank you so much! As long as it wouldn't be any trouble or cause any trouble I would love that. :)
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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2014, 07:07:25 pm »
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**gasp** Thank you so much! As long as it wouldn't be any trouble or cause any trouble I would love that. :)

 
Do you have anything else that could narrow it down?  For instance, which pantheon do you think he might be from?


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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2014, 07:12:46 pm »
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Do you have anything else that could narrow it down?  For instance, which pantheon do you think he might be from?

 
I have no idea. I feel like he may not be from a traditionally-recognized pantheon. He's definitely not from any Greek or Roman pantheon, and he doesn't feel Norse or Irish.

I see him as an older, African-American man if that helps. It probably doesn't...

Could possibly just be the personification of Americana? Possibly?
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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2014, 07:30:42 pm »
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Does anyone know of a god of the Road? A god that lives in old car lots, junkyards, and ditches, finds power in the engine of a well-cared-for car, one that eats at diners and hangs out at gas stations?

Because I think Cernunnos just handed me off to him. Perhaps temporarily.

Like M’Lord’s still around but he wants me to work with this god of the Road to develop…things. I feel like my magic and the rest of my practice is going to be heavily influenced by this dude.

But has anyone ever heard of him? Or is it just me?:confused:

 
Well, I know of gods of crossroads, like Papa Legba. I could see him in a diner.

Your description sounds very American. Maybe it's a new one?

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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2014, 07:36:57 pm »
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Your description sounds very American. Maybe it's a new one?

 
That's what I've been thinking. :eek:

If that's what's going on, then I'm not quite sure what to do. It's all UPG from here on out, and that's pretty intimidating...
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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2014, 07:50:49 pm »
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**gasp** Thank you so much! As long as it wouldn't be any trouble or cause any trouble I would love that. :)

 
No trouble at all. I use the database all the time and no one cares.

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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2014, 07:56:36 pm »
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That's what I've been thinking. :eek:

If that's what's going on, then I'm not quite sure what to do. It's all UPG from here on out, and that's pretty intimidating...

 
I think you're on the right track.

I'm not sure it's the same guy, but your description reminded me of something.

 My uncle owned a semi tow/repair business back in the 1970's.  I remember one of the truckers who he'd hauled sitting in my aunt's kitchen, telling her about how this guy (an older, African American man with 'strange' eyes) appeared by the side of the road after his truck broke down.  Per the trucker, the guy referred to himself as 'Mr. 66' and told the trucker which direction to walk to get to the nearest gas station. When the trucker turned to see where he'd pointed and turned back, the guy had vanished.  

It might have been just a tall tale, but it sounds like it might be the same dude.
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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2014, 08:08:34 pm »
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I think you're on the right track.

I'm not sure it's the same guy, but your description reminded me of something.

 My uncle owned a semi tow/repair business back in the 1970's.  I remember one of the truckers who he'd hauled sitting in my aunt's kitchen, telling her about how this guy (an older, African American man with 'strange' eyes) appeared by the side of the road after his truck broke down.  Per the trucker, the guy referred to himself as 'Mr. 66' and told the trucker which direction to walk to get to the nearest gas station. When the trucker turned to see where he'd pointed and turned back, the guy had vanished.  

It might have been just a tall tale, but it sounds like it might be the same dude.

 
Holy sh*t.

Where did this happen? I feel him getting kinda excited so I feel like you're right and it could be the same guy.
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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2014, 08:23:36 pm »
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I think you're on the right track.

I'm not sure it's the same guy, but your description reminded me of something.

 My uncle owned a semi tow/repair business back in the 1970's.  I remember one of the truckers who he'd hauled sitting in my aunt's kitchen, telling her about how this guy (an older, African American man with 'strange' eyes) appeared by the side of the road after his truck broke down.  Per the trucker, the guy referred to himself as 'Mr. 66' and told the trucker which direction to walk to get to the nearest gas station. When the trucker turned to see where he'd pointed and turned back, the guy had vanished.  

It might have been just a tall tale, but it sounds like it might be the same dude.


This is just a thought, with no sort of research involved, but when I saw the original post and this post, I thought of the phrase (and song), "Get your kicks on Route 66". Looking at Wikipedia, it states that the original road went from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. Maybe you're dealing with a sort of personification of that old road?

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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2014, 08:27:24 pm »
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This is just a thought, with no sort of research involved, but when I saw the original post and this post, I thought of the phrase (and song), "Get your kicks on Route 66". Looking at Wikipedia, it states that the original road went from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. Maybe you're dealing with a sort of personification of that old road?

 
That was what I thought of. It's a very iconic highway (lots of pop culture references, etc) and not surprising if it developed a genus locus.

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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2014, 08:30:38 pm »
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This is just a thought, with no sort of research involved, but when I saw the original post and this post, I thought of the phrase (and song), "Get your kicks on Route 66". Looking at Wikipedia, it states that the original road went from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. Maybe you're dealing with a sort of personification of that old road?

 
I feel like it's close. But...there's something about him that does not fit with California. At all. Which is weird, considering I'm in Cali.

It feels like his territory covers the northern and western borders of Illinois, down along Missouri and Kansas, then cuts down into Arkansas, excludes Florida but stops at...Kentucky? I can kinda see him weakly in Ohio, too...
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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2014, 08:35:18 pm »
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Holy sh*t.

Where did this happen? I feel him getting kinda excited so I feel like you're right and it could be the same guy.

 
I want to say somewhere in western Wisconsin, but I won't swear to it.  My uncle had agreements with a couple trucking companies, doing long-haul towing for them, so it could have been anywhere Chicago to Sioux Falls east to west and as far south as Missouri and Kansas.
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Re: Has Anyone Heard of This God?
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2014, 08:40:08 pm »
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I want to say somewhere in western Wisconsin, but I won't swear to it.  My uncle had agreements with a couple trucking companies, doing long-haul towing for them, so it could have been anywhere Chicago to Sioux Falls east to west and as far south as Missouri and Kansas.

 
Hmmm. It sounds about right.

I'm kind of excited about working with him, actually. But I'm also pretty friggin' intimidated...
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