I have been following a pagan path for about three years now and up until now, I have never really felt drawn to worship any particular God or Goddess. When I do ritual, I bring my prayers, my aspirations directly to the Universe itself. It’s the Universe that I have always worshipped and honored.
But I do believe in the gods. To me, I see the gods as aspects of the One. They are all connected to the Universe in some way, so I have never felt like I needed them. But recently, I have been feeling a need to find my own pantheon. Like maybe I do need them after all. For me, perhaps the particular gods that I feel drawn to help me create my own personal spiritual path to the universe.
In much the same way that Catholics might pray to saints, I am finding that these particular gods represent me, and will help bring my needs and desires to the Universe. So, as such, I have been trying to establish my own personal pantheon. It’s a pantheon made up of gods and goddesses that personally help me.
I don’t really feel like I need to stick to any one pantheon. My pantheon will be made up of gods and goddesses from multiple traditions. And it’s not just about what gods and goddesses are my favorites, it’s more about which ones really will help me along my path.
Some of the gods and goddesses I feel drawn to so far include Xochipilli, the Aztec prince of flowers; Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt; Brigid, the goddess of inspiration; Bragi, the Norse god of poetry; Bast, the Egyptian goddess of the moon and of cats, which is strange since I am allergic to cats; and Ganesh, the Hindu god of luck, success, and wisdom.
I don’t think it’s too hard to see why these particular gods and goddesses are the ones I feel drawn to because I am a writer, an intellectual, and a free thinker. Many of these gods and goddesses represent who I am as a person.