Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pagan and Wiccan Deities...

Article by: Lauren C. Dole

Pagan and Wiccan Gods and Goddess.....these are the deities called upon.... when casting spells...

This is a small list of Pagan/Witch Gods and Goddess …………………………………Pen

Getting to know your Deities can be kinda confusing at first. When you honor the gods, take the time to put some thought into it. are you trying to gain something, or merely show your appreciation and gratitude to the Divine? Learn about the types of deities you're about to honor, and study the specific gods and goddesses of your tradition, so that when you do make an offering or present a ritual in their name, you can do so in a way that truly does them honor.

  • Adonis - Greek God of rebirth and vegetation, worshipped in mystery religions for untold eons.
  • Apollo - Greek/Roman young solar God, God of light, truth and prophecy, God of archery, medicine and healing, God of music, poetry, and the arts.
  • Anubis - Egyptian God of the Dead.
  • Aten - Egyptian Supreme God, solar deity.
  • Brahma - Hindu Creator God.
  • Coyote - First Nations Trickster God.
  • Cernunnos - Celtic God of the Wild Hunt, fertility and masculine energy.
  • Dagda - Irish Father God, somewhat comical and bawdy.
  • Dionysus - Greek/Roman God of wine, of ritual ecstasy, God of agriculture, music, and theatre, communication between living and dead.
  • Eros - Greek God of sexuality and fertility.
  • Ganesh - Hindu God with elephant head, remover of obstacles, God of beginnings, patron of arts and sciences, of intelligence and wisdom.
  • Gopala - Hindu Child God, young Krishna, playful and mischievous while always aware of divinity.
  • Govinda - Sikh God, preserver, protective father.
  • Great Spirit - First Nations supreme Deity, Creator, Source.
  • Hades - Greek God of the Underworld and Death.
  • Hephaestus - Greek God of the Forge, of technology, craftsmen, sculptors, fire and volcanoes.
  • Hermes - Greek God of boundaries and travelers, shepherds and cowherds, orators, writers and poets, invention, commerce, and thieves. Messenger of the Gods. Trickster God.
  • Herne - British God of vegetation, vine, and the wild hunt.
  • Holly King - English God of winter (rest, withdrawal).
  • Horus - Egyptian Sky God, God of sun and moon, God of war and the hunt.
  • Krishna - Hindu Supreme God, essence of all creation.
  • Loki - Norse God, shape-shifter and gender-changer.
  • Lugh - Celtic God of smiths and artisans, harvest god.
  • Mercury - Roman God of commerce, messenger of the Gods, speed and travel.
  • Mithras - Persian God of light.
  • Oak King - English God of summer (expansion, growth, activity).
  • Odin - Norse Father God, God of wisdom, wealth, inspiration, poetry, battle, hunting, magic, prophecy.
  • Osiris - Egyptian God of the Underworld and the harvest.
  • Pan - Greek nature God, Horned God, god of shepherds and flocks, of wild forests and fields, virility, fertility and spring.
  • Ra - Egyptian God, solar deity.
  • Rama - Hindu God representing the perfect human man and husband.
  • Set/Seth - Egyptian God of chaos.
  • Shiva - Hindu God, the destroyer of obstacles, transformer.
  • Sunna - Norse Sun God.
  • Tammuz - Egyptian green God.
  • Thoth - Egyptian God of magic and wisdom.
  • Vishnu - Hindu God, sustainer.
  • Zeus - Father God, Sky God.

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