Saturday, June 21, 2008

YOUR Fave MALE GODS

Who are your fave male gods?

If you were on a sinking ship and could save only five gods, who would they be?
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11 comments:

Debi Crow said...

I would let them all drown!

Athana said...

I hear you, Debi!

If you were designing a new world religion, to be followed by the people in every society around the globe, what would you tell men who don't want to give up their male/sky/war gods?

Livia Indica said...

I'd vote for Dionysus and Apollo, the Horned God and the Green Man.

Debi Crow said...

What would I tell the men? I don't think I would tell them anything, really, just let them whinge and throw their toys out of the pram until they got tired and went back to sleep. They would soon come around to seeing how much better the world was without their Gods (hopefully). xx

Thalia said...

I think I would pick Dionysos, though even He was a rapist if you find the right myth; Geb, the ancient Egyptian Earth-God who cried and cried when He was (forcefully) separated from His beloved Nut, the Sky-Goddess and His sister/lover; beyond that? I'm having a Hel of a time coming up with Gods Who qualify as kind and with a clue. Oh dear. I'd like to think there's more hope than that!

Athana said...

thalia, ya know what? I think the war/sky/daddy gods did the same number on the good old male gods that they did on the Great Mother and other goddesses.

Thalia said...

Yeah, I agree. I was wondering as I was writing that comment Who was the closest to the Old European Mourning God (if I'm remembering His name correctly from my Gimbutas). I don't know much about Cretan Zeus, but that name was coming up.

Athana said...

That's a good question. I don't know that much about the gods myself, but I can't think of one ancient Greek god who mourns.

My assumption with Cretan Zeus is that he was brought over to Crete by the Indo-European, patriarchal Mycenaeans and foisted on the Minoans. In all ways, the ancient Greek Zeus looks and smells just like the low-life proto Indo-European Dieus, the dud-god who incested his daughter Usas, goddess of the dawn.

tombman said...

1: Hermes son of Maia who speeds across Heaven, Earth, and the Underworld. Hail Wayfinder!

2:Dionysos God of Wine, Liberation, Myteries. He who rescued Ariadne from isolation and death, and rescued even his own Mother going to Hades and taking her from the Underworld!

3:Anubis the Jackal-Headed.

4:Apollo who flies across the skies with his Sister.

5. Lastly Hephaestus whose hands make wonders.

Athana said...

thnx, tombman. Interesting choices.

Anonymous said...

Debi crow you sound like a lesbian that hates all men.