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    How to find out who is my patron god

    I really not sure who my patron god is.i think it either Apollo or Eros.the reason why is because I like poetry and archery and music but I'm also dearly love the roman myth of Cupid(Eros roman equivalent) and psyche.how to I connect to them to see if their my patron god.

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    Re: How to find out who is my patron god

    Many times they choose you, and can let you know in different ways. If you feel a stronger connection with a certain God or Goddess than it might be his/her way of telling you that they have chosen you. You can also try a ritual and ask who you Patron might be. It seems for me personally I have always had a connection with Cernunnos even before I knew what Wicca or even Pagan really was. And not too long ago Brigid opened her arms to me to offer healing it seems. It will eventually come to you though and it could even change at some point but don't worry to much about it. Blessed be

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    Re: How to find out who is my patron god

    You could also choose your own. You don't have to only have one either. The more you reach out to them, the more likely they will return the communication so you can build the relationship together.

    I haven't actually known many people who were "chosen" by a deity. More often, they feel they have an affinity for a specific identity and begin to research it more, building their repertoire and their understanding, then begin meditations, communications, and devotional practices to build that foundation.

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    Re: How to find out who is my patron god

    Read their mythos. Read between the lines and figure out the symbolism. Meditate and pray to them. If you have a connection to either or both of them, you will know.
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    Re: How to find out who is my patron god

    I have had different experiences with this. One of my patron deities is a Mother Goddess figure. I had my first experiences with her when I was just a child, so I am pretty sure she chose me. Others I have developed a connection with only after i have learned a little me about there mythology.

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    Re: How to find out who is my patron god

    For me, I would never dedicate myself to a deity unless they called me (I'm beginning to thing the Morrigan wants me), but there's no reason you can't choose your own patron to dedicate yourself to. It is, however, not something to be taken lightly. Meditate on your potential choices. Seek out other people who are dedicated to those Gods. Read up on their mythology (sacred-texts.com is a valuable resource). Work with them in ritual. If you do any divination, use that, or have others read for you. Most importantly, give yourself plenty of time. I'd advise at least a year of study and thought before you make a decision, but that's me Having a patron seems very attractive, but you don't want to dedicate yourself before you're ready.

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    Re: How to find out who is my patron god

    I think that my patron god is Thor. The reasons I think that
    are that I'm quite a belligerent person who likes to argue and
    quarrel (I read a story when Thor was going to Utgard where
    the giants live, and boy, did he snapped at their leader Utgard-
    Loki who thought that Thor was a mere weakling for not being
    able to empty the horn he drank from etc.), and I think more of
    the physical strength of the body that the mental strength of
    mind, and I read somewhere that those where Thor's characteristics,
    and he is also impulsive and gets the things done by instincts (like I
    do, in a way). Also, I wear Mjolnir with pride, and I am pleased when
    I hear the roar of the thunder in the sky above Midgard... Also, I like
    to think of Freyja as my patron goddess because I fall in love easily
    (no matter that a girl I found attractive for my tastes is not interested
    in me...)
    Last edited by FullHouseFan; 22 May 2013 at 01:56.

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