Pick Your God

I read quite a few blogs and sometimes I forget where I pick something up. I would like to attribute this to a specific source, but I just can’t remember where I saw it.

If you are casting about for a new god to follow, or just doing a bit of research, God Checker has a great selection to pick from. According to their front page, they have over 3,700 Gods, Goddesses, Spirits, Demons and Saints that you can choose to worship. Of course, this is not a complete list, as there are over 10,000 Catholic saints.

You can pick from African, Australian, Aztec, Caribbean, Celtic , Chinese, Egyptian, Finnish, Greek, Incan, Indian, Japanese, Mayan, Mesopotamian, Middle-Eastern, Native American, Norse, Oceanic, Roman, Slavic and Baltic, South American, South-East Asian, Tibetan, and Christian Saints.

To take a quick look, in the Australian pantheon, there are 75 different gods. These include:

Adnoartina:   The Lizard God of Uluru Otherwise known as the Lizard Spirit of Ayer’s Rock.

Gnowee: Searchlight-carrying Sun GoddessA picture showing the legend of GNOWEE taken from our Australian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Australian Gods, Australian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

She comes from an ancient time when all the world was in darkness. Such a sad story. Her baby son wandered off into the gloom and she has never been able to find him.
So every day she takes her burning torch into the sky to shed some sonlight and carry on the search. What you feebly imagine to be the sun is really just her gigantic flashlight.
If her son is ever found, the world will be plunged back into eternal darkness.

Rainbow-Snake (Almudj, Kalseru): The Rainbow-Snake is a bit of a mish-mash, with a kangaroo’s head, a crocodile’s tail and a python’s body, all decorated with water lilies and waving tendrils.
The Snake has many names and comes in male and female form. Yingarna, the female, is the original Mother of Creation, and her son Ngalyod is the Great Transformer of Land. Family portraits go back 8,000 years, which makes the Rainbow Snake one of the oldest religious symbols. And it’s still going strong today.

In the Slavic-Baltic Region, there are 151 gods to pick from.

Cerklicing (Cerekling, Greklicing, Ceroklis, Dewing-Cerklicing): Latvian God of Farmyard Fertility and the Crop Protection God.

Kovas: Lithuanian God of War.

Zvaizdikis: Eastern European God of the Stars.

If you are looking for a god of a particular thing or event, they have a search function. For example, they have 7 listings for Gods of Vomit.

Ahoeitu – Oceanic deity; Bumba – From the Bushongo in the Congo; Chalchiuhtotolin – Aztec deity; Nyonye-Ngana – African deity (the eldest son of Bumba); b – Japanese deity; Yara-Ma-Yha-Who – Aboriginal Australian demon; and Yrlunggur – Aboriginal Australian deity.

While many of these gods have extant religions, many others have no modern day followers. That gives you the freedom to develop an entirely new set of beliefs and modes of worship, while knowing that your god has been worshipped in the past, thus ensuring the existence of your particular choice.

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One Response to Pick Your God

  1. Wow! That’s a lot to choose from. Of course, you don’t have to choose any at all.

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