Before I get into this, no, I’m not planning on acting like
Trixie certain people who talk about abandoning their pantheon for another one in the space of two seconds, but in light of my previous post on deity crushes, I’m kind of wondering if there isn’t something more to my on-going infatuation with both Dionysus and Aphrodite. This isn’t really the first time I’ve wondered this, or put it into words, but I guess that post I made last week really made me stop and think about it.
The thing is, if there really is something more to this, I can’t fathom what I’d have to offer either of them. I don’t drink. I’m a virgin. Most importantly, I know what happens to people who attract their attention. Then again, I suppose my not-drinking probably should have pissed off some of the Norse pantheon right now, and they seem to be cool with it.
Don’t worry, though, I don’t see myself joining the ranks of dual/multi-trad Pagans right this instant. I find it difficult enough to focus on the deities I already have without adding more. I also don’t relish the idea of carving my own niche in between two hardassed reconstructionist communities (even though, as someone who took a few classes on Greek religion in university, I’m a bit more prepared research-wise).
I suppose the typical bit of advice in this situation would be “Why don’t you give them an offering each and see what happens?” which is advice that is unnecessarily complicated when the most you get on a good day is silence followed by more silence followed by the feeling that you are talking to yourself. Of course, then I’m right back where I started from with “So what led you to believe that this is more than just your deity crush?”
I don’t know, I just wonder….