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Re: Do your god/desses stay locally?
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2013, 07:07:43 pm »
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How local are your god/desses?  Do they stay within a geographical boundary?

I'm just wondering if they find proof of life on Mars--or not--with the rovers, are there different god/desses on different planets?  Are there some universal god/desses?

I'm nowhere near Hawai'i, but Pele shows up in my life even here in Texas.  However, I think she is earth-centered.  I don't think I would find her on Mars.  Don't know, of course, just a gut feeling, but then again I wouldn't be surprised to find her on Olympus Mons, either.

Just wondering about different pantheons and how they exist in a universal vs. global context.

 I think they may have ties to certain areas, types of places, and the like, but I do not consider them strictly bound to them.
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2013, 07:52:38 pm »
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I believe that my Gods live wherever they please. I try not to put to many restrictions on deity.

I tend to agree with that too now that I think of it. Though I do stop short of having omni-omni deities.
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Re: Do your god/desses stay locally?
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2013, 01:50:43 am »
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How local are your god/desses?  Do they stay within a geographical boundary?

I'm just wondering if they find proof of life on Mars--or not--with the rovers, are there different god/desses on different planets?  Are there some universal god/desses?

I'm nowhere near Hawai'i, but Pele shows up in my life even here in Texas.  However, I think she is earth-centered.  I don't think I would find her on Mars.  Don't know, of course, just a gut feeling, but then again I wouldn't be surprised to find her on Olympus Mons, either.

Just wondering about different pantheons and how they exist in a universal vs. global context.

 
Excellent question.

I sometimes astral project into space.  I see deities there, but they seem to have preferences just as they would for terrestrial landscapes.  Iris likes anyplace with light and color.  Loki seems to like any place that's sufficiently warm or where there are tricksters.  I've only seen Herne on planets with vegetation.  You get the idea.  In my experience, Pele loves Io, one of Jupiter's moons.  I wouldn't think she'd like Olympus Mons, though, since it would appear to be dead.  But, as I've never looked for her there, I wouldn't know.  And I feel that our personalities are connected to the gods' and that they can manifest differently for each person; it might be she'd be there for you and not me or vice versa.
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Re: Do your god/desses stay locally?
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2013, 11:35:57 pm »
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How local are your god/desses?  Do they stay within a geographical boundary?


Not really. My deities seem to be world wide in their response though the culture that "Spawned" them is in a certain place. Also my path is centered around semi-permanent ka'aba's and the gods reside there when there is one. So I think they are limited to an area in that sense.
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Re: Do your god/desses stay locally?
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2013, 03:03:22 am »
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How local are your god/desses?  Do they stay within a geographical boundary?

 
Well, Minong is my Patron, and while she's a genius loci of an island, she's frequently with me, thousands of miles from that island. And I use Patron, not Patroness, on purpose.

The deities in my life can pretty much come and go as they please, anywhere and any time. I'm sure that, say, Thor would like it if I went seeking out sites sacred to him, and I might have a better connection to him while there, but I won't say it's needed in order to talk to him.

The question about other planets is making me think. Very interesting. But I don't know an answer.

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Re: Do your god/desses stay locally?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2013, 12:28:22 pm »
Well, I guess Mother Earth is pretty local, lol, She's everywhere.  Father Sun and Sister Moon, They're....kind of local, in terms of whether or not I see/feel them, but overall, obviously They're in space.

Seeing as I'm in Ohio, no where near Greece, no Hestia is not a local.  She visits from time to time, but She's a Goddess, She's got other places to be, other devotees to visit, other Deity duties to perform.  

Heck, even most of my Spirit Animals aren't local!  Some of them are found in the same country, but I think only Chickadee is local.  

Interesting question.  Good job.
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Re: Do your god/desses stay locally?
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2013, 03:25:25 pm »
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Mine is sort of. He works in one place (though it may be vast) at a time.

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Re: Do your god/desses stay locally?
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2013, 12:56:13 am »
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How local are your god/desses?  Do they stay within a geographical boundary?

 
You know, that is an interesting thing to ponder. I have two "sets" of deities I am close to. One is the Vanir (specifically Frey and Freya) and the other is the Caddi Ayo. Caddi Ayo is both an ancestral (Caddo tribe, Native American) and a local deity for me. My UPG is that Caddi Ayo is much more tied to the land than the Vanir, but that may be because I feel he is much more in tune with the land here, because this is the land where he originated.

Granted, that doesn't mean that Caddi Ayo can't be worshiped in Zimbabwe. I don't hold any claims to any God/desses.
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