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Question: To which Greek deity do you have a deeper personal relationship?
Aphrodite - 10 (6.9%)
Apollon - 11 (7.6%)
Ares - 3 (2.1%)
Artemis - 7 (4.9%)
Athene - 14 (9.7%)
Demeter - 4 (2.8%)
Dionysos - 11 (7.6%)
Eros - 3 (2.1%)
Gaia - 5 (3.5%)
Hekate - 20 (13.9%)
Hephaistos - 0 (0%)
Hera - 6 (4.2%)
Hermes - 16 (11.1%)
Hestia - 4 (2.8%)
Kybele/Rhea - 3 (2.1%)
Poseidon - 3 (2.1%)
Zeus - 5 (3.5%)
another one - 12 (8.3%)
no one in particular - 0 (0%)
I don't honor/work with Greek deities at all - 7 (4.9%)
Total Voters: 68

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« Topic Start: September 20, 2009, 05:11:51 am »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

My guess would be that Apollon gets the most...
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« Reply #1: September 20, 2009, 05:36:45 am »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

I feel slighted... the Underworld is poorly represented in your poll! My patrons aren't even on there! Wink
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« Reply #2: September 20, 2009, 06:14:09 am »

I feel slighted... the Underworld is poorly represented in your poll! My patrons aren't even on there! Wink
Sorry, I just took the list from Hellenistai.com because I thought it would reflect the most common 'cults'.
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« Reply #3: September 20, 2009, 10:09:54 am »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

My guess would be that Apollon gets the most...

Since I am Hellenic and worship all the Greek Deities, I may have had a harder time than most of those who took the poll.  However, I managed to narrow it down to Hermes, Dionysus and Hekate.

And Perzephone (the one with a 'z') is right.  Hades and Persephone (the one with an 's') are important deities and both played a key role in the most prominent mystery religion in antiquity.
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« Reply #4: September 20, 2009, 10:28:24 am »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

My guess would be that Apollon gets the most...

Apollo is not one my fellers. I don't have a close relationship with any of the Greek gods. But several of the goddesses of that pantheon are very important to me, and I have been working with them for years, Aphrodite and Gaia in particular.
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« Reply #5: September 20, 2009, 02:27:55 pm »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

My guess would be that Apollon gets the most...

Apollon and Pan are the two I work most closely with.
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« Reply #6: September 20, 2009, 03:26:19 pm »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

I only checked none because, well, that's the truth at the moment. I don't work with the Greek pantheon at all. But I'm finding myself wondering about Artemis a lot, through a Selene connection, so maybe that will come to something eventually. So give her a half vote? Wink
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« Reply #7: September 20, 2009, 08:14:34 pm »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

Dionysos, of course. Smiley

After him I am trying to see if I can develop a deeper relationship with Kybele-Rheia, Ariadne, Semele, Hestia, and the nymphs. After that I go Egyptian.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8: September 20, 2009, 08:26:08 pm »

Dionysos, of course. Smiley

After him I am trying to see if I can develop a deeper relationship with Kybele-Rheia, Ariadne, Semele, Hestia, and the nymphs. After that I go Egyptian.  Cheesy

Just curious, do you mean the mortal Semele, or Thyone, who was Semele immortalized?
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« Reply #9: September 20, 2009, 08:43:43 pm »


I voted Athene, Hekate and Hermes, but I'm very new to the Hellenic thing, so these are embryonic relationships at best.
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« Reply #10: September 20, 2009, 08:59:33 pm »

Just curious, do you mean the mortal Semele, or Thyone, who was Semele immortalized?

Both. Smiley I don't view them as separate beings. Kind of a "two sides of the same coin" type deal.


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« Reply #11: September 20, 2009, 09:16:22 pm »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

My tradition has specific relationships with Hecate, and I have a lasting fondness for Rhea (who was a deity my parent group often worked with.) I've got a personal fondness for Artemis in a very specific way. (As most folks here know, I'm mostly promised elsewhere, so it's very much a 'when I'm doing stuff in that particular vein and have available time for extra devotions' sort of thing, rather than a regular practice.)

My library (aka: the one I am now librarian for) has a large (life size) terra cotta statue of Athena in it, and I've been trying to figure out what to do about that particular aspect of things. (One of my friends, also Pagan, has suggested making a daily or weekly offering to her in that context, but I'm still trying to figure out what makes sense (and what's appropriate in that context, since food offerings, incense, and actual libations are all mostly out, though water would be possible, since I recently moved our ficus tree to stand beside her.)
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« Reply #12: September 21, 2009, 12:10:58 am »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

My guess would be that Apollon gets the most...

I am a devotee of, and dedicated to, Apollo.

The next closest to me would be Hermes and Dionysus.
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« Reply #13: September 21, 2009, 05:09:30 am »

Just because I'm curious... If you work with/honor several of them the question is to which one or couple of do you have a deeper personal relationship.

Apollo.  I have yet to establish much of a personal relationship with anyone else--not ruling it out, it just hasn't happened yet.

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Maybe, maybe not.  I know we have several Apollo followers here, but there are also a number of people following other deities (Dionysus and Hekate come to mind).
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« Reply #14: September 21, 2009, 05:12:15 am »

Sorry, I just took the list from Hellenistai.com because I thought it would reflect the most common 'cults'.

And the cthonic deities are represented in Hellenistai's list; they just get put together in a group rather than each having his/her own folder for discussion.  Smiley
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