Lately, I've been looking a lot into the various pantheons of the world. I feel compelled, perhaps by Spirit, to start my search for my patron deities. While my beliefs don't necessarily reflect the existence of an absolute Goddess and God, I do feel that there are certain energies and historic ethers that draw us in. Personally, I'm highly interested in the Aztec, Egyptian and Australian pantheons; it is my belief that my patron Goddess and God nestle within those ancient mythical families.
I'm curious to know! Who are your patron deities, and how did you find them? What drew you to your particular God and Goddess? What do you do to connect and celebrate them in your day-to-day life and your ritual workings?
I think that, for myself, more research is in order; consider Moonlight Flights my springboard for research into my patron and patroness. I think in the next few weeks there will be posts reflecting the history of Gods and Goddesses from each of the three pantheons I mentioned earlier, as well, perhaps, as some that I've become interested in over time. Feel free to add your insights and knowledge about these deities, so as I may learn more about them! Once I get iWork 2009 up and running on my new iMac, I'll be making beautiful pages for my Book of Shadows - my writing is terribly messy, and while it is not so traditional, I feel that a printed book will best suit my needs.
Hope you all had a wonderful Yule as well as Christmastime with your families (if that is how you celebrate). Best of luck in the up-coming New Year. Cheers!