Monday, August 20, 2007

God/Goddess vs. Specific Deities

In doing more research and reading, I've come across a bit of a snafu that I seemed to have overlooked "last time." Much of Pagan literature speaks of the relationship between the Goddess and the God, almost as a pantheon unto themselves. And then, on the other hand, there are tons of pantheons which people follow, either collectively or working with one or two deities.

If you are drawn to or are working with a set pantheon or deities, do you still honor the Goddess and the God? At this point, I believe that both modes are equally "legitimate," and that the separate gods and goddesses are all different facets of the God or Goddess. My sometimes-straight-and-narrow Virgo mind has trouble wrapping itself around all the shades of gray that could be involved. And the more I think about it, the more muddled I get.

Is there anyone out there who just follows the Goddess and the God? (Sort of the "monotheistic" way of Paganism.) Do you just follow a specific pantheon or god(s)/goddess(es)? If you worship both ways, how do they fit together in your path?

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