From the Oak: Let’s hear it for the God!

Many are those that focus on female divinities, leaving male divinities in the shadows if they get mentioned at all. This is a shame. Here I will share my thoughts, stories and prayers on male divinities.

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Melia Brokaw

Melia Brokaw

I am a Hellenic Pagan, dedicated to Zeus, living in the Colorado mountains with my husband, our son, two cats and a yellow lab.  In the little bit of free time that I have, I enjoy reading and crafting.

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This deity is very similar to Kojin, the Shinto kami of the kitchen, who I previously wrote about. Some devotees believe they are the same divinity.  With this lettering, I honor Daikokuten as a divinity that has no place in an atheist graveyard.

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I recently read about honoring Pan at this time of the year and it really resonated with me.  I am not only Hellenic but also a mountain dweller so this fits within my path so nicely, I'm surprised I haven't stumbled across this idea before.  So below I offer a prayer to the Great Lord Pan, who is not dead, only harder to recognize in the madness of the modern world.

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  • Erin
    Erin says #
    I think your poem is beautiful. I am curious if you have looked at the old poets odes to pan? It seems that ever since humanity ha
  • Melia Brokaw
    Melia Brokaw says #
    Thank you. I have but this prayer is loosely based on the Orphic Hymn to Pan.

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I’m always nervous when I need to write about an unknown divinity and especially when it comes from a culture where I have to rely upon transliterated information. Kojin is the next deity from the atheist’s graveyard. I find him interesting in that he is a male divinity of the hearth.

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Dear Mr./Ms. Atheist, 

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So for the last two weeks, I find myself spinning in place, a bit bewildered by mundania. In comparison to where I've been, the mundane world seems cold and barren.  

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I don't normally forward you on to my personal blog, but I wanted to get a post in before vacation.  As per usual, there is more to do than there is time...

The next divinity on the atheist's list is Kronos.  A while back I wrote a story about him.  I really don't think I can top this one, at this time.  May he be remembered and honored.  

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