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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2011, 08:45:55 pm »
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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2011, 04:14:09 am »
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At least we know Loki isn't a hipster.

 
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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2011, 11:30:34 am »
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Loki: "Being a hipster is too mainstream."

(I am a terrible, terrible person.)

 
Ffffffff now I can't get an image of Loki with hipster glasses out of my head. Of course. That's probably how he planned it all along.
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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2011, 12:19:53 pm »
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Ffffffff now I can't get an image of Loki with hipster glasses out of my head.


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(Or, if you're into Marvel's Loki, Hipster Loki)
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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2011, 04:23:43 pm »
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Thanks for the responses! That Loki hipster vision is making me laugh right now. :)

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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2011, 05:20:13 pm »
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Why?  I mean...  The offering is about them, not about the person giving it.  Why shouldn't you (general you, not you personally) make some kind of effort to give them something they like?  Personally, I'm not a fan of people arbitrarily deciding to give me presents that are suited to their tastes rather than my own and then expecting me to be grateful for having gotten anything at all--and I can't in good conscience offer the Gods less consideration than I myself would like shown to me.

Same here.  I can't stand the smell of honey, and it's a pain in the butt to libate & clean up, but I offer it anyway because it was traditionally offered to many Greek gods.
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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2011, 06:19:27 pm »
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Have you noticed anything when the deities your offering, don't particularly love what your offering?

I don't notice much (Dionysus tends to be alright with whatever... or at least gives me a "Eh, I'll take it." response). I was rather surprised once, actually. I once gave a pastry to Dionysus and was accepted pretty well. Then, whenever I felt like eating one, I felt like I should give half to Dionysus.
Whether this says that I will continue to lose half of that pastry or it's just a random urge in and of itself, I don't know. It would amuse me if it did though. At least I know who to share them with now. ;)

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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2011, 08:18:02 pm »
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(or, if you're into marvel's loki, hipster loki)

 
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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2011, 10:55:07 pm »
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Why?  I mean...  The offering is about them, not about the person giving it.  Why shouldn't you (general you, not you personally) make some kind of effort to give them something they like?  Personally, I'm not a fan of people arbitrarily deciding to give me presents that are suited to their tastes rather than my own and then expecting me to be grateful for having gotten anything at all--and I can't in good conscience offer the Gods less consideration than I myself would like shown to me.


This.  

However, I've also used my instincts when giving offerings.  F'ex, Set accepted a piece of Big Red gum from me...with the caveat that I not do it again.  :)
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When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2011, 06:51:55 am »
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This.  

However, I've also used my instincts when giving offerings.  

Well, yeah.  :)  I don't mean to say that every offering has to be fully researched before it's done, or that we should stick to things we know they like and never experiment, or whatever.  In the context of the original question, though--I do think that if a deity expresses a preference against a particular offering, it's at a bare minimum good manners to be considerate of that.
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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2011, 02:05:35 pm »
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"I cross-dressed before it was cool."


(Or, if you're into Marvel's Loki, Hipster Loki)

 
That's great!

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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2011, 08:06:49 pm »
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That's great!

 
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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2011, 08:44:02 am »
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Same here.  I can't stand the smell of honey, and it's a pain in the butt to libate & clean up, but I offer it anyway because it was traditionally offered to many Greek gods.

 
Happily Bast seems to like many of the things that I do (chocolate, fruits and fruit juices, meats and cheeses). But there are things I really like that She doesn't seem to care for, so naturally I don't offer those. I tried a mocha frappuchino the other day because She seemed curious about it, but the response was a definite "meh." Hmm...actually, it seems like caffeinated drinks in general tend to get a lukewarm reaction from Her--she doesn't seem to care for chai either. (It's possibly because She thinks I need to drink less caffeine and sugar. ;) )

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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2011, 04:06:46 am »
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Have you noticed anything when the deities your offering, don't particularly love what your offering?


I offered some grape-flavored water to Aset once and she was...not pleased. When I went to drink it, it tasted so bad that I stumbled and almost fell over! It tasted fine before I offered it though, so...yeah. She probably didn't like it because it was fairly cheap, but I figured it would be fine because Yinepu is fine with it. Obviously it wasn't fine. Later I offered her some gourmet incense, and that went over smoothly.

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Re: When deities DON'T like your offerings?
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2011, 05:41:12 pm »
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I offered some grape-flavored water to Aset once and she was...not pleased. When I went to drink it, it tasted so bad that I stumbled and almost fell over! It tasted fine before I offered it though, so...yeah. She probably didn't like it because it was fairly cheap, but I figured it would be fine because Yinepu is fine with it. Obviously it wasn't fine. Later I offered her some gourmet incense, and that went over smoothly.

 
I can see why sugar-water didn't go over well.  Heh.  

With Aset the cheapness of the offering isn't really the issue.  It's the quality of the food that matters.  I've offered Her defrosted frozen vegetables that didn't cost me much for a pound of them.  She liked those.  Milk and fruit go over well too.  Chocolate and pastries too.

Here's something to keep in mind when you're offering.  I'm finding this helps me.  When you offer to a Netjer you are renewing your own life force (ka) and the life force of that deity.  At the same time, when you eat the offering, you are again renewing your life force.  

Aset is the goddess over this process as the Mistress of Heka (ka energy in motion).  Thinking,

1. What will I renew Her with?

2. What will I renew myself with?

3. What will I preserve my life-force with?

This may help you decide on what to offer Her.
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