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Tell me about your god, Gods, Goddesses?

And I will about mine.

ANGUTA
Gatherer of the dead. Anguta carries the dead down to the underworld, where they must sleep with him for a year.

ANINGAN
The moon, brother to the sun whom Moon chases across the sky. Aningan has a great igloo in the sky where he rests. Irdlirvirissong, his demon cousin, lives there as well. The moon is a great hunter, and his sledge is always piled high with seal skins and meat.

IRDLIRVIRISISSONG
The demon cousin of the moon. Sometimes Irdlirvirissong comes out into the sky to dance and clown and make the people laugh. But if anyone is nearby, the people must restrain themselves or the demon clown will dry them up and eat their intestines.

SEDNA
Goddess of the sea and the creatures of the sea. A one-eyed giant. A frightfull old hag, but she was young and beautiful when her father threw her in the sea as a sacrifice. A sorcerer wishing to visit Sedna must pass through the realms of death and then cross an abyss where a wheel of ice spins eternally and a cauldron of seal meat stews endlessly. To return he must cross another abyss on a bridge as narrow as a knife edge.

SUN
A beautiful young maiden carrying a torch who is chased through the sky by her brother Aningan, the moon. The planet Jupiter is the mother of the sun and very dangerous to magicians. If they are careless, she will devour their livers.

TEKKEITSERKTOCK
The earth god, master of hunting to whom all deer belong.

TORNGASAK

The good spirit, representing everything in nature good and helpful to man.
D: I am being serious, those are Inuit Gods, Goddesses….Please do not just mess around, be serious!

8 Comments

  • Anpu. Guardian of the dead, protector of souls, patron of lost souls and orphans, a gentle, kind, benevolent god who is widely misunderstood.

  • Ganesha – the elephant head -deity riding a mouse – has become one of the commonest mnemonics for anything associated with Hinduism. This not only suggests the importance of Ganesha, Ganeshji, Ganpati, Ganapati or lord Ganesh but also shows how popular and pervasive this deity is in the minds of the masses.

    As per Hinduism Ganesha (or “lord of the hosts,” also spelled as Ganesa and sometimes referred to as Ganapati in Marathi, Gujarati and other Indian languages) is a son of Shiva and Parvati, and the husband of Bharati, Riddhi and Siddhi. He is also called Vinayaka in Marathi and Kannada, Vinayagar (in Tamil) and Vinayakudu in Telugu. ‘Ga’ symbolizes Buddhi (intellect) and ‘Na’ symbolizes Vijanana (wisdom). Ganesha is thus considered as the master of intellect and wisdom. His name is usually prefixed with the Hindu title of respect, ‘Shree’.

    He is the lord of wisdom, intelligence, education, prudence, luck and fortune. He is the remover of obstacles, and as such it is normal to invoke him before the undertaking of any task with such incantations as Aum Shri Ganeshaya Namah (hail the name

    Ganesha’s head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the earthly existence of human beings. The elephant head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents AUM Om, the sound symbol of cosmic reality. In his upper right hand Ganesha holds a goad, which helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way. The noose in Ganesha’s left hand is a gentle implement to capture all difficulties.
    The broken tusk that Ganesha holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. The laddoo (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms. His vehicle is a mouse known as Mooshika, Mooshikam, Minjur, or Akhu, and this symbolizes the intellect, small enough to find out any secret in the most remote of places. It also signifies his humility, that he espouses the company of one of the smaller creatures.

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  • Wow! I have never met anyone else who works with the Inuit pantheon! 🙂

    My patron/matron deities are Kali, Sedna, Pan and Artemis.

  • I haven’t selected any deities to work with as of yet, but the ones that interest me are Hekate/Hecate, Sekhmet, Anubis, and Hades. What are the origins of your deities?

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