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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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« Reply #15: September 21, 2009, 09:15:13 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 voted Apollon.  However, Hermes has also been at the forefront of my mind quite a lot this year.
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« Reply #16: September 21, 2009, 12:00:35 pm »

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
I left the groups out because I wanted to have a list not too long.
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« Reply #17: September 21, 2009, 02:12:56 pm »

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.

I worship the Greek Deities too, but first and foremost to me is Hades.
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« Reply #18: November 02, 2009, 11:08:41 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...
I would have to say Apollo because of his association with music and the arts. These arw things near and dear to my heart. The second would have to be either Dionysos and/or Artemis.
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« Reply #19: November 02, 2009, 11:27:21 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 honour all of them, but I would say that I feel the strongest connection with Aphrodite and Dionysos, as well as Hera and Demeter.
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« Reply #20: November 05, 2009, 05:26:59 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 chose Hecate as I have a better connection with her but I am fond of Athena and Gaia as well.
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« Reply #21: November 05, 2009, 08:27:00 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...

Gosh, I was dumb and completely didn't read the entire question. The gods I have the deepest relationships with are Hestia, Hermes, Dionysus, and Zeus.

Does anyone else feel as if some gods move "in and out" of their life?

For example, when I worked in live theater, my life was very Dionysian and filled with many lessons from him (I went through a huge party phase and came out a bit changed from that, now I'm almost straight edge), when I finally had to come to grips with my powerlessness in the face of things I could not control, Zeus stepped in (which was hard for me to accept as I've always had a problem with male authority). While I still hold all of the gods in high regard and try to devote time to each, it seems as if some become more present then others during different times.

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« Reply #22: November 05, 2009, 08:36:54 pm »

Does anyone else feel as if some gods move "in and out" of their life?

Yes, when I was in high school I was pretty close to Apollo and Athena.  Today, Hermes and Hekate seem to be the primary influences on my life right now.  Dionysus seems to come and go.
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« Reply #23: November 10, 2009, 07:12:51 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...

Hecate, shocking  Grin  Gaia as well, and a brief brush with Kybele about a year ago (guess that wouldn't count as a close, personal relationship though).
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« Reply #24: November 24, 2009, 12:36:32 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...


It's Poseidon al the way for me.

Last month, or even earlier this month, I'd have checked Demeter as well. The past few weeks have led me to question my association with her and I realized today that it was assumed.

I don't know if this is a bad thing but, I think I only held her in my thoughts because I was recognizing her as Poseidon's usual consort...not because I felt any connection.

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« Reply #25: November 29, 2009, 07:43:01 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.


Hestia, as Goddess of the hearth, has been very important to me. I was drawn to her when I was a stay at home. Now that I am working, (and a haphazard type of retail schedule at that) I feel as if I have been torn from my moorings. I did try a "year and a day" commitment to Hera, but found (not really a surprise) that we did not suit each other.
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« Reply #26: December 02, 2009, 07:24:36 am »

Hestia, as Goddess of the hearth, has been very important to me.
For me too. I feel closer to Hestia now that I'm actively looking for my own hearth and home instead of being a guest in other people's homes. Once I own my own place, I will honour her and the Agathos Daimon very specifically.

My other choice was Hecate. She goes before all other Gods for me as she's been my touchstone throughout my pagan seeking. I've never been thwapped by her but she's always felt 'there' to me.
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« Reply #27: December 04, 2009, 01:09:31 pm »

My other choice was Hecate. She goes before all other Gods for me as she's been my touchstone throughout my pagan seeking. I've never been thwapped by her but she's always felt 'there' to me.

Hecate seems to be rather interested in the Neo-Pagan movement. When I was initially seeking, she was the one who answered. And she's been there ever since.
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« Reply #28: December 05, 2009, 02:58:14 pm »

Hecate seems to be rather interested in the Neo-Pagan movement

I've often wondered about that as I've found Thoth to be the same as well. What does everybody else think?
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« Reply #29: December 05, 2009, 08:36:25 pm »

I've often wondered about that as I've found Thoth to be the same as well. What does everybody else think?

Personally, with respect to Hekate, I think it's at least in part a bunch of people going "OMG A WITCH GODDESS!!!!!!!" and then making her out to be the spooky crone you always read about. Not everyone who worships her, certainly, but a significant chunk.

The rest? I dunno, my experience with Hekate is limited to a very brief dream a few years ago.
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