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« Reply #60: August 16, 2007, 10:42:59 pm »

I'm not even going to ponder right now if that was why it hit Sunflower - because if it was anywhere close I have a feeling it'd be hitting her from the opposite side of the same... equation.  Undecided
I can see what you're getting at - either your reasons and mine were quite different, reflecting the differences in our Craft backgrounds, or if they are related, it's that you're over on the opposite side of me from the general "deities as quarter guardians" thought.

My own twitch was connected with (but has other stuff to it as well), if I want quarter guardians, I call quarter guardians, not deities.  I may, when it's useful in some way, make elemental and/or directional associations with deities, but that doesn't make them quarter guardians.

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« Reply #61: August 17, 2007, 11:40:47 am »

I can see what you're getting at - either your reasons and mine were quite different, reflecting the differences in our Craft backgrounds, or if they are related, it's that you're over on the opposite side of me from the general "deities as quarter guardians" thought.

My own twitch was connected with (but has other stuff to it as well), if I want quarter guardians, I call quarter guardians, not deities.  I may, when it's useful in some way, make elemental and/or directional associations with deities, but that doesn't make them quarter guardians.

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You have a Craft background at least, I'm not even sure what I have. Even I'm not sure exactly where I was going with that last night, just a distinct feeling that we were both getting to the same place via different routes, if that make sense.

Like several other things, it did make me realise just what I do do. Ho hum. I feel a blog post forming in my head.

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« Reply #62: August 17, 2007, 11:49:11 am »

I did actually do that when I was younger.  Very close, anywhere.  I wouldn't know the Calleiach by name - that position was taken by a local native spirit of rage whose name I'm not even going to try to spell, but Hecate and Morrigan were called.

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I'm scaring myself with the fact that rereading this today, the more I think about it, the more it makes perfectly logic sense to me, in the context that you were using it.

That being said, much as I would like, I am never going to call Hekate, Mhorrigan, Callieach and Hel in the same circle s the quarter guardians, I value my sanity too much Wink

As quarter guardians? Immensely scary and dangerous.

As " the fury which rips the flesh from injustice"? Immensely scary and dangerous for someone else. It makes perfect sense.

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« Reply #63: August 17, 2007, 11:51:14 am »

As " the fury which rips the flesh from injustice"? Immensely scary and dangerous for someone else. It makes perfect sense.

And, yes, there are days when I scare myself  Cheesy
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« Reply #64: August 17, 2007, 01:24:10 pm »

And, yes, there are days when I scare myself  Cheesy

It makes sense to me too, which is also scary. See I make a glib comment designed to show how mixing pantheons "could" be a really bad move, heh and up jumps a whole world of trouble to explore. Thanks for that PurpleWitch I can see that rolling round my head for a few days Tongue
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« Reply #65: August 17, 2007, 01:47:11 pm »

It makes sense to me too, which is also scary. See I make a glib comment designed to show how mixing pantheons "could" be a really bad move, heh and up jumps a whole world of trouble to explore. Thanks for that PurpleWitch I can see that rolling round my head for a few days Tongue

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Stray comments have a tendency to do that around here lol Although yours was a perfectly good example of the point you were making so it's hardly your fault that some of us are capable of taking something perfectly reasonable and turning it into something completely different Wink

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« Reply #66: August 18, 2007, 12:04:48 am »

I'm a soft polytheist; I don't go so far as to say all the gods are one, but I think people perceive the same great forces in not quite the same way, and understand them and name them in ways relevant to their time and place and culture. And because I believe our thoughts are equal partners in shaping our reality, those perceptions cause these forces to become different gods to different peoples, with different stories and attributes and relationships. (Much as, in quantum physics, the act of perceiving a particle causes it to take on definitive attributes that otherwise remain undefined...forgive me for mangling quantum theory, but hopefully you get the gist.)

Sorry for coming in late on this thread.  I just wanted to say thanks, Altair, for the lightbulb.   Wink
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« Reply #67: August 18, 2007, 12:11:51 am »

Sorry for coming in late on this thread.  I just wanted to say thanks, Altair, for the lightbulb.   Wink

I'm glad if this makes sense to anyone besides me!
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« Reply #68: August 18, 2007, 12:36:40 am »

I'm glad if this makes sense to anyone besides me!

Quite a lot of sense, actually.  It's very much in line with what I've been thinking about Brighid and other names she might have been known by -- and why.
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