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Author Topic: Did you seek your gods or did your gods seek you?  (Read 5303 times)
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« Reply #15: April 09, 2009, 02:28:51 pm »


Rhiannon, who is my main Goddess, sought me out, many years ago. I'd always been horse craxy but my family could not afford one. So I read everything I could about horses. I would also have very vivid dreams about them, where I could feel them as I petted them and smelled them as well. When the Fleetwood Mac song first came out in the late 70s I instinctively knew that She was a Goddess and not simply a "Welsh witch" as Stevie Nicks described Her. So I began to do research on Rhiannon until I finally found what I was looking for. And then the Goddess Herself appeared to me in a dream and I knew then that I had come home. I've now followed Rhiannon for more than 30 years.

I initially chose Cernunnos as my main God. I wasn't raised as a monotheist and I wasn't a female who had problems with the "patriarchy" (I was still rather young when the women's movement came along). Cernunnos fit because at the time I was Wiccan in my views but I wanted a named God rather than just the "Horned God" (though "Cernunnos" does mean "the horned one," according some research I've done). And since some of my ancestry is Gaulish He was a good choice for me (some of my ancestry is also Welsh, so I know that it was Rhiannon who called to me and not Epona).

Another Goddess that I chose is Brighid. Though I'm not a poet I am a writer and I called upon Her for inspiration with my work.
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« Reply #16: April 09, 2009, 08:06:31 pm »

For those of you that are theists, I'm wondering about your experiences with gods/goddesses.

I'd have to say that Epona's pretty much always been there.  There, but not in a manner in which I was able to name.  Once I realized what was happening, a process that took years, I started doing some research to get a better idea of Who I was was actually speaking with.  I guess you could say that Her presence in my life, once I was conscious of it, caused me to actively seek Her out.  To be honest I think it's a kind of spiritual heritage relationship - a relationship begun in another life and simply continuing on here.  I may not fully understand Her or our relationship but I love Her.  I think we both need that connection.  She's always been there for me and always answered when I needed Her.  I may get lost every so often but when I can see my way clear She's right there.  She knows me inside and out and still claims me as Hers.  That is true friendship and the reason I have no desire to seek out Anyone else.
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