How do people choose their deities?

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Photo by valakirka

So I’m extremely new to paganism, haven’t really definitely decided what’s happening with that, but I’m curious as to how people figure out which deities they’re going to honor/worship/believe in?

I ask this because I had an experience… I think?

I was looking into figures for my fledgeling sacred space/altar/shrine/meditation focal point I’m working on in my house, and I chose a lovely little figure of Ceridwen (the aspect of paganism that draws me most is druidry, but that wasn’t a factor; I didn’t realize she was important in druidry… as I said, VERY new at this) mainly because she is related to knowledge and wisdom, and I like that.

Anyway, I was doing some visualization work where I was trying to visualize an ancient druid just in general (idea from a book I’m reading), and what unexpectedly and rather decidedly appeared was a crone figure with a cauldron (I’d been preparing to do this particular visualization for a couple of days, and I really thought I was going to see more of a maiden figure).

I connected the two later when I realized that Ceridwen is a crone figure with a cauldron, and got this “whoaaaa” kind of a feeling that I don’t really know what to do with.

So thoughts, ideas, etc., would be much appreciated. I don’t want to make too much out of a coincidence.