From the Oak: Let’s hear it for the God!

Many are those that focus on female divinities, leaving male divinities in the shadows if they get mentioned at all. This is a shame. Here I will share my thoughts, stories and prayers on male divinities.

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Melia Brokaw

Melia Brokaw

I am a Hellenic Pagan, dedicated to Zeus, living in the Colorado mountains with my husband, our son, two cats and a yellow lab.  In the little bit of free time that I have, I enjoy reading and crafting.

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So for the last two weeks, I find myself spinning in place, a bit bewildered by mundania. In comparison to where I've been, the mundane world seems cold and barren.  

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I don't normally forward you on to my personal blog, but I wanted to get a post in before vacation.  As per usual, there is more to do than there is time...

The next divinity on the atheist's list is Kronos.  A while back I wrote a story about him.  I really don't think I can top this one, at this time.  May he be remembered and honored.  

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Banaitja is the next divinity on the Atheist’s list. Unfortunately, I can find extremely little about this divinity. I know Banaitja is an Aborigine creator deity from the Northern Territories…but that is it. I can’t find whether it is a title, a name, male or female or even something else. As I was searching I kept reading about the Dreamtime. The concept caught my imagination. I offer up the following in tribute to Banaitja:

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  • Markos Gage
    Markos Gage says #
    I don't know if this is the case, but a lot of Aboriginal tales are closed off to those outside of their community. The Dreaming s
  • Melia Brokaw
    Melia Brokaw says #
    Ah that is good to know. I don't want to be disrespectful Thanks for the heads up.

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Today I continue to honor the gods maligned by the atheists' graveyard.  Medeina is deity number 30 from that list and is a Lithuanian forest goddess.  I could not find out much about her so a short prayer is my offering.

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  • Rana Jetter
    Rana Jetter says #
    So many incarnations of the Goddess I like your name of the sea Rana...Majestic force; Queen!

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I’m going to step away from my usual topics to discuss marriage and civil union.  I had a brief discussion about this on twitter. Let me start off by saying, I have no problems with male/female, female/female or male/male relationships.  The whole stickiness starts with the idea of what marriage is and who should be allowed to do it.  I think it ought to be a level playing field.  Heck, I don’t even have an issue with people jointly marrying more than one person at a time as long as they are all consenting adults.

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  • Jan Calloway-Baxter
    Jan Calloway-Baxter says #
    Unfortunately, I don't believe this would help. It would simply move the current debate to "Who should be allowed to have a civil
  • charlotte
    charlotte says #
    I think its a MARVELOUS idea,,,how smart you are,,the point of most people of MARRIAGE is to join as a family with all the rights
  • Paulene Adams
    Paulene Adams says #
    I've always said what we call marriage should be more of a contract between people. So civil union works. I also said that it shou
  • Anne Newkirk Niven
    Anne Newkirk Niven says #
    Five years ago, I would have agreed with you 100%, but my perspective has now changed. LGBT people want the word "marriage" to be
  • Melia Brokaw
    Melia Brokaw says #
    Are they interested in a word or equal rights? I think they are interested in equal rights. The word should be irrelevant.

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The highest figure of the Baltic pantheon is Dievas (Deywis/Deyws/Dievs) and is twenty ninth deity from the graveyard list.  He name is of Indo-European origin and is related to Dios/Zeus.  The name means both sky and god, also viewed as the shining dome of the sky or heaven shine.  In Lithuanian dialects, he is called Pondzejis, Avestian, Daeva, Tiwat and Tiwaz. 

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  • Erin Lale
    Erin Lale says #
    Tiwaz! That is so cool! That is also the name of the rune that represents Tyr in Asatru.

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