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Finding a patron
 polytheists - (tybaltbroods)
 
04:01pm 22/07/2009
 
 
Ty posting in Livejournal Polytheists
 So Im beginning to wonder who my divine patron is,  I am fairly sure that The god or Goddess will be from the Nordic or Celtic Pantheon

what im wondering is are there any good books in the study of either of these pantheons that someone can steer me towards for my own benefit of knowing more about them


thanks in advance!

oh and Merry meet! im new here. 
 
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 the_resonance
 
06:03pm 23/07/2009 (UTC)
 
 
I think it is perfectly natural for a human to CHOOSE a family of Gods, or even a patron because they are attracted to the culture they came from, or because the deity has attributes that make them attractive or suitable as objects of worship. I believe that the deities welcome worship from most people, and you will learn who you have a better connection with over time. If you were to simply start making offerings to Thor, for example, I dont believe that Thor would mind. Only the Gods themselves have the authority to choose who they will and will not receive worship from, or who they will enter into closer relationships with. I do not agree with many of the assertions i see in the Neopagan and Reconstructionist communities that these things have to be based 100% on personal Gnosis. Human beings can choose the Gods they worship. You do not have to wait for Lugh to knock on your door and appear in person before you can offer him a libation.

Your patronage will happen slowly over time. It is also possible that you do not have a natural patron, or that you are fated to have one. Closer relationships with gods may happen slowly as you offer worship and internalize the myths.
 
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 novelog
 
11:27pm 23/07/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Absolutely, you may worship any Diety you like from any pantehon. But to claim them as your patron without any feedback from them? That's a little dubious.
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 tybaltbroods
 
11:42pm 23/07/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Ty
and i was never saying i was going to just claim the first Deity that jumped out at at me, what i did say was that i wanted to investigate these pantheons so i would know what i was looking at when it came to me
 
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 novelog
 
11:46pm 23/07/2009 (UTC)
 
 
I guess it just didn't come out that way in your original post.
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 tybaltbroods
 
11:57pm 23/07/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Ty
what from my post led you to believe that i was gonna go shopping for a Deity, all i said was that i was certain i knew the actual pantheon the God or Goddess would be from ( admittedly i didn't explain why, but do i have to explain a feeling?) but that i was honestly very un-educated about them and wished to learn more about the pantheons as a whole.
 
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