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Author Topic: Do deities from various faiths recognise each other?  (Read 1380 times)

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Do deities from various faiths recognise each other?
« on: November 01, 2012, 05:44:01 pm »
Just as a fore-word, I dont know if this offends anyone or not, if so i'm happy to close the thread (if i can work out how!)

The other day I was thinking, with so many different paths floating about and with so many god/esses do they recognise each other or are they in thier own vaccum seperate from everything? For example, does Thor go drinking with Apollo? Do Odin and Zeus play chess with each other? I know many different deities represent the same thing so do you think they know of all the others?

Like I said earlier, this was just a thought I had and I did not mean to offend anyone by putting it up here!
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Re: Do deities from various faiths recognise each other?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 05:55:34 pm »
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Just as a fore-word, I dont know if this offends anyone or not, if so i'm happy to close the thread (if i can work out how!)

The other day I was thinking, with so many different paths floating about and with so many god/esses do they recognise each other or are they in thier own vaccum seperate from everything? For example, does Thor go drinking with Apollo? Do Odin and Zeus play chess with each other? I know many different deities represent the same thing so do you think they know of all the others?

Like I said earlier, this was just a thought I had and I did not mean to offend anyone by putting it up here!

 
It would be interesting to think of the setting where Thor and Apollo go drinking or Zeus and Odin playing chess, or even the Morrigan and Ares having a spat. I honestly hadn't though about social interactions between Pantheons before your post, but now my brain in churning.

I'm not sure if the deities would spend time on a social level with each other or not, but I'm fairly sure they know of each other. Many personal experiences are related here at TC about the interactions others have had with deity and how they have been steered in one direction or another when appealing to or attempting to interact with one that they thought was a different one.

I think this could be a very interesting discussion and after dinner I'll try to come back and share a story of my own.
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Re: Do deities from various faiths recognise each other?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 06:03:28 pm »
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Just as a fore-word, I dont know if this offends anyone or not, if so i'm happy to close the thread (if i can work out how!)

The other day I was thinking, with so many different paths floating about and with so many god/esses do they recognise each other or are they in thier own vaccum seperate from everything? For example, does Thor go drinking with Apollo? Do Odin and Zeus play chess with each other? I know many different deities represent the same thing so do you think they know of all the others?

Like I said earlier, this was just a thought I had and I did not mean to offend anyone by putting it up here!

 
I would say yes, considering it is not infrequent for a deity from one pantheon to send a follower to a deity of another pantheon to learn/work-out something.

Hekate seems at least 'acquainted' with the Morrigan, considering the tone of some references toward the latter during comunication with the former - and it's pretty much SPG that Loki and Apollon dislike each other fiercely.
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Re: Do deities from various faiths recognise each other?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 06:47:40 pm »
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The other day I was thinking, with so many different paths floating about and with so many god/esses do they recognise each other or are they in thier own vaccum seperate from everything? For example, does Thor go drinking with Apollo? Do Odin and Zeus play chess with each other? I know many different deities represent the same thing so do you think they know of all the others?

In my personal experience (UPG), they at least know of each other. I can't say how much they interact.
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Re: Do deities from various faiths recognise each other?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 07:04:01 pm »
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Just as a fore-word, I dont know if this offends anyone or not, if so i'm happy to close the thread (if i can work out how!)

The other day I was thinking, with so many different paths floating about and with so many god/esses do they recognise each other or are they in thier own vaccum seperate from everything? For example, does Thor go drinking with Apollo? Do Odin and Zeus play chess with each other? I know many different deities represent the same thing so do you think they know of all the others?

Like I said earlier, this was just a thought I had and I did not mean to offend anyone by putting it up here!

 
Given that many deities' interests/specialities/domains overlap, I would say they recognize each other. Now, as for "hanging out", I'm not sure. Right now, I have a mental image of a bunch of deities of, say, the sun, sitting around a table, chatting about work . . .

They certainly communicate with each other, since they've been known to pass around devotees for various reasons. ;)
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Re: Do deities from various faiths recognise each other?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 08:04:36 pm »
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The other day I was thinking, with so many different paths floating about and with so many god/esses do they recognise each other or are they in thier own vaccum seperate from everything? For example, does Thor go drinking with Apollo? Do Odin and Zeus play chess with each other? I know many different deities represent the same thing so do you think they know of all the others?
No offense taken, surely! I mean, there's a pretty cool Gods of Other Pantheons Interacting thread going on.

But I do have this hypothesis that the otherworld isn't this homogenous non-physical plane where everything is lumped together. Some realms are as separate from one another as our physical one is to the spiritual.

And, somehow, the deities would manage to interact.
 
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It would be interesting to think of the setting where Thor and Apollo go drinking or Zeus and Odin playing chess, or even the Morrigan and Ares having a spat. I honestly hadn't though about social interactions between Pantheons before your post, but now my brain in churning.
There was a website I read a long time ago, where one page had this long rant about cultural misappropriation in Neo-Wicca, with a specific example of that, "You can't declare that the Morrigan is your goddess and Mars is your god! Their people have a History! These deities are enemies!"

I've also heard UPG of Manannan mac Lir and Poseidon absolutely loathing each other. My own UPG is that they have such different personalities that I can easily imagine them clashing-- but through my eye at least, it doesn't seem to have come to a head yet. Or again. I used to be very Soft-Polytheist in that I believed these were just different names for the same essence. Now that I have heard (and personally agree with) that what makes the Olympian deities so, is different from what makes the Aesir or the Kami deities...

Well, yeah, might not be that easy. Although, referring to the same essence using different languages might also still be true.

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Given that many deities' interests/specialities/domains overlap, I would say they recognize each other. Now, as for "hanging out", I'm not sure. Right now, I have a mental image of a bunch of deities of, say, the sun, sitting around a table, chatting about work . . .

I love the mental picture I have right now of Amaterasu and Brighit braiding each other's hair and borrowing each other's clothes and going on over to Apollo's bar because He's hosting acoustic night, and Apollo's been trying to get Ra's number for centuries but Huitzilopochtli's always there talking to Ra and can't seem to talk about anything but work: how to weave solar flares, the proper disposal of human hearts, why we shouldn't take responsibility for global warming but nobody asked-- oh, no, Brighit's got opinions on that last one, too! I thought you were my wingwoman! Ama-chan, say something! Nooo... not about the Kyoto Protocol and The Sunshine Policy... whyyy...

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Do deities from various faiths recognise each other?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 08:41:40 pm »
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In my personal experience (UPG), they at least know of each other. I can't say how much they interact.

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Re: Do deities from various faiths recognise each other?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 12:08:01 am »
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Just as a fore-word, I dont know if this offends anyone or not, if so i'm happy to close the thread (if i can work out how!)

The other day I was thinking, with so many different paths floating about and with so many god/esses do they recognise each other or are they in thier own vaccum seperate from everything? For example, does Thor go drinking with Apollo? Do Odin and Zeus play chess with each other? I know many different deities represent the same thing so do you think they know of all the others?

Like I said earlier, this was just a thought I had and I did not mean to offend anyone by putting it up here!

 Pantheism being my belief on this part, I would say that gods linked to a thing is the thing itself. For example, for me Apollo is not only the god of music; he is the music. I'm not really depply sure of what I believe on this part though, I'm a middle-term between pantheism and politheism. Still, in my oppinion, when you pray for, say, Aphrodite for helping you in your love life, you're taking one of her aspects - love - and personifying it, so you'd be praying to the very feeling of love.

 Also, my respect to these two very interesting quotes that I enjoyed:
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Now, as for "hanging out", I'm not sure. Right now, I have a mental image of a bunch of deities of, say, the sun, sitting around a table, chatting about work...

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I love the mental picture I have right now of Amaterasu and Brighit braiding each other's hair and borrowing each other's clothes and going on over to Apollo's bar because He's hosting acoustic night, and Apollo's been trying to get Ra's number for centuries but Huitzilopochtli's always there talking to Ra and can't seem to talk about anything but work: how to weave solar flares, the proper disposal of human hearts, why we shouldn't take responsibility for global warming but nobody asked-- oh, no, Brighit's got opinions on that last one, too! I thought you were my wingwoman! Ama-chan, say something! Nooo... not about the Kyoto Protocol and The Sunshine Policy... whyyy...

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