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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. Currently focusing on divinities placed in an atheist "graveyard".

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Daikokuten, revered kitchen deity

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.



Daikokuten, Great Black Deva

God of farmers and good fortune.

You who retired from war to the kitchen

Bringing luck and wealth to the household

One of the Seven Lucky Gods, I welcome you

Cheerful One, as you stand on bales of fertile rice

Share generously from your treasure sack

Distributing wealth, wisdom and patience

The shaking of your mallet unfolds all possibilities

Granting wishes and clear understanding of Dharma

However you choose to appear

Whether with your son or three bodies or six forms

I remember and honor you

May your good luck rub off on me and mine.



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I'm an eclectic polytheist whose main divinities are Heru-ur, Bast, Sobek, Yinepu Isis, Zeus-Serapis, and Yemaya. I'm a mother, wife and Librarian living in the Rocky Mountains stumbling on my path and wondering what the heck I'm doing. Blessed be.


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