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November 04, 2004

Top Gods

Top Gods in the spotlight!

Is there a God of Chocolate? Is there a God of Credit Cards? Is there a God of Laundry? You may just be curious, or you may be looking for a God for some specific purpose. (We recently had someone ask us for Gods of Marriage to invite to their wedding!)

There are Gods of practically everything. Biggie Gods deal with profound subjects such as Creation, Death and Love. But there are plenty of lesser deities who handle more mundane matters. In some cultures, there are Gods for every tree, rock, insect and raindrop.

On the other hand, the Romans were so worried about accidentally missing out obscure deities that they raised statues to Gods they didn't even know about, just to be on the safe side.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 4, 2004 06:00 AM

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The Hindus are quite good about creating new gods to deal with new problems. In the 18th C., a goddess of smallpox appeared (and is still popular). More recently, a goddess of AIDS is pulling them in.

Posted by: John at November 5, 2004 12:13 AM