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If you were a god...
... some interesting answers too.
From one of my perspectives, I don't know what I would do if I were a god. From another, I wouldn't want to be a god -- although that would be about as ridiculous as a dog not wanting to be a dog. From yet another, as a god, I wouldn't 'want' anything, for ideally a god would be beyond desire (Zeus therefore would not be the poster-boy for this. Hmmm .... Ganymede might be though ... )
It would be then that if gods simply are what gods are, as subject to the whims of Time-less Destiny (should this be 'something' at all) as everyone else, then I would be the sort of god that I would be as per that Destiny. And that, for better or worse, as per whomever retells the lore, in whatever generation, according to the values they hold ... In short, I would be what I would be, do what I would do and perhaps be blissfully unaware of what the media (the priesthood and the story-tellers) would be saying about me.
Were I a god ... Which one of whichever pantheon ? ... Am I not already ? As are, of course, all of you ...
Aren't we all of them, incidentally, on and by occasions, according to what is manifesting in us in momentary circumstances (Nature) ? Couldn't clever poets tell the stories of our valiant exploits (like that of heroically getting up and getting ourselves to work on a Monday morning) ? If we could merge our fantasies about the importance of ourselves into the accounts of our personal-Life narrative, as we ourselves see it from the inside-out, wouldn't that make for a fascinating mythology ?
As to the 'why' part of the question, I am taken at a huge loss for an explanation. It is ontological, numenal perhaps ... "because ..." becomes the most comprehensive response.
But if I were just to be a bit mischievous about the matter, I would say that I would like to be Zeus -- for at least he got to shag Ganymede.
Chaque homme a des devoirs envers l'homme en tant qu'homme.
~ Henri Bergson
Walking, stumbling on these shadowfeet
Part of the seduction of most religions is the idea that if you just say the right things and believe really hard, your salvation will be at hand.
With Jediism. No one is coming to save you. You have to get off your ass and do it yourself - Me
Or maybe White Buffalo Calf Woman, bringing knowledge, love and peace is always a great thing.
I'd still say yes though if asked.....just sayin....
"O Great Spirit, Help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence"
Kaylee: How come you don't care where you're going?
Book: 'Cause how you get there is the worthier part.
Apprenticed to: Phortis Nespin
Apprentices: None Currently
Interestingly, that was a question I started asking a couple weeks ago. A few years ago a friend came to me and my spiritual brother telling us he knew what deity we were born from (which one was our ancestor). I finally got around to asking him which one he believed that was- and in turn I asked a few others I know. I got a few intriguing answers.
RP: I'm getting something either greek with an olive branch crown of sorts, or Atlantean.
Eidolon: Atargatis who is an Assyrian Goddess, Nintinugga who was a Babylonian, and Anann who is a celtic one.
Charles: Aquarius (I know, I know, Zodiac, but as it would turn out I later learned that Aquarius was based on a historical mythological person www.theoi.com/Titan/Hyas.html )
Brenna wrote: I think it might be interesting to know which god other people might see us as. Perhaps highlight aspects we may not readily see for ourselves.
I think this deserves a separate thread, Brenna. Would you be so kind? I am terribly curious.