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Author Topic: Do the deities you follow care about you at all, and if so, why?  (Read 2463 times)

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Re: Do the deities you follow care about you at all, and if so, why?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2012, 01:16:34 pm »
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It depends on the deity, it depends on the pantheon, it depends on the follower.

Deity and pantheon: From my experience, gods of impersonal things like natural phenomena or of societal structures and institutions, aren't going to care about your personal struggles because it's not their job to. However, a deity of love will probably be more inclined to care about your dating life, a muse-type to care about your writer's block, and so on. I think others are definitely capable and willing to lend support and inspiration for lots of other kinds of things, though: strength, patience, confidence, self-love.

 
I agree with this. Poseidon might not give a flip about me as I am now, but if I were a sailor or someone who was connected closely to the sea then that might be different.

A lot of the Greek gods had more personal household epithets, i.e Zeus, Hermes, Apollo, Hekate etc which could have been the ancients' way of trying to find a more personal connection with otherwise distant divinities. You wouldn't exactly call on Zeus Sosipolis (City-Saviour) for relationship advise and expect him to care over much.

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