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Author Topic: My other goddess.  (Read 2093 times)

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Re: My other goddess.
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2019, 06:43:26 am »
I would like to point out that Thor is derived from the Old Norse word for “Thunder.” I wonder what you think it means for her to be “Thor.”  Does it simply mean that she latched onto that name? For English speakers, it is the one well-known deity name that is cognate to our own word for “Thunder.” That might be reason enough for a power to claim it. Or do you mean she shares *all* of the mythological traits of Thor other than gender and appearance? Or could it be something in between?

Maybe not all of his traits....

I have seen some things that go beyond just thunder symbolism though.The hammer thing, for instance. Admittedly, only seen her with the hammer a few times since she started appearing as female - she always had it during my encounters with her when I was a kid, when she manifested as male.
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Re: My other goddess.
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2019, 01:28:39 am »
That's an interesting thought. It's certainly possible. Though I personally tend to focus more on the idea of avatars, of Gods manifesting as mortals - rather than on the idea of Apotheosis of mortals to godhood - I don't discount the latter. I believe there are quite a few instances where that happens.
About Thor, he definitely has a feminine angle in the mythologies. Besides the comical incident when he (badly) disguised himself as a woman, there is another myth in which Thor went out to fight frost giants but he didn't have his hammer. A volva (wandering witch) gave him her staff, and he used it to summon the lightning and bash giant skulls.

As far as the black Thor/black Judeo-Christian deity (I'm not actually sure if you mean Jesus or Yahweh), I can't provide much insight there beyond the fact that all humans were black in the primordial past.

Since your deities are giving off a West African vibe, you might want to explore Yoruba religion (or one of the New World religions like Voodoo and Santeria that incorporates elements of Christianity). Shameless plug: My book, Gods of the Flesh, has a detailed overview. Your posts remind me strongly of two key elements of the Yoruba religion: 1. God is both male and female, and 2. The Yoruba believe strongly in apotheosis. An important practice of the religion is establishing communication with the spirits of your ancestors who have attained/are attaining divinity. Maybe you have such an ancestor yourself?

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