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Neopagan, Wiccan, and similair believers . . .?

by alastrione:

I have a sincere question. . .in your “tradition” do you worship one god or goddess, or all in a certain pantheon, or all in all pantheons? Do you believe that the god(s)/goddess(es) you worship are individuals or manifestations of one god, or just a manifestation of the god with in yourself?

Thanks for the clarification.

Blessings
Aingeal: I put the word tradition in quotes to emphasize it, and to distinguish it as a religious belief system and not the pedestrian definition of the word. If you are thinking it was meant as some slight it wasn’t.

Answer by Kharm
I’m an oddball pagan, in that I’m just an animist. I don’t follow any gods. I believe everything has a spirit, and I revere the Elemental spirits, but I don’t worship anything per se.

Among pagans, you could probably find someone that fits into every category you listed. We’re like that.

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bad tim, PWO

i primarily worship one god, because he has revealed himself to me, but i accept the existence [not necessarily the legitimacy] of all.

in my understanding, they are individuals, but they all manifest from the same source, same as with us.

my god happens to be the male archetype, and i believe all masculine gods are manifestations of him. but, they’re still individuals nonetheless.

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Rhiannon's Silver Songbird

I am an Eclectic Pagan. I believe in many gods and goddess. I believe that each pantheon is different and unique. I personally only worship 2 goddesses(Hecate and Rhiannon). The reason being that no god(s) have called to be yet. They does not mean that I will not honor other deities.

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Aingeal

Why did you put tradition in quotes?

I worship all the gods in the Celtic Pantheon, but the center of my worship is on one particular goddess, Aine. I like to explain it like this — in ancient Greece, a priestess of Persephone would believe in all the Greek gods, but her service and worship was focused on Persephone and to a lesser degree, those associated with her.

I believe that the deities are real, discrete individuals.

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Nightwind: Adipose says Hi!

I am a Wiccan who works with a single god and goddess. I am free to work with others but choose not to, for a variety of reasons. I view my god and goddess as actual deities, not aspects of an uber-deity. I do believe the gods partly reside witin ourselves, and understanding that is a part of my practices, but there’s certainly more to them than just that.

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IrishAssassin

I worship the Goddess and the God as a separate and I see them as such. Also, if I call upon a certain Deity I will honor them as well.

That’s the beauty of being a Pagan/Wiccan/Witch and the like.

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Autumn

everyone is different, that’s the beauty of the Pagan religions.

Me, personally, I’m a monotheistic Pagan and I’m also a Pantheist.
Monotheistic because I believe that the Divine is one entity with many different aspects. Pantheist because I believe that the Divine resides within everything and everyone.

occationally I use names for the aspects. more often than not, I’ll use Gaea (mother earth) or Pan (forest god). but I don’t see them as ‘separate’ Deities.

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I’m a Christian but I know a number of pagans.

I often do Greek translations for them.

The mother goddess is the most often asked about. This can be any mother from Gaia to Demeter in Greek, and the older Earth mother (of prehistoric Kergans and burial chanbers) to the Latin Magna Mater.

These are often blured or consolidated into a personal or group goddess.