First, I want to give a warning. I am not going to hold back. If you don’t like it or might get offended, turn back now. Like I said, No Hold Backs.
In my eyes the gods are very powerful, mostly helpful beings that should be respected, no matter the religion. However, I have noticed a pattern with religions of this time, or at least with the practitioners of religion. They believe that the gods are always helpful and kind and will always have your back. Sadly, in my travels into the unseen and journeys to the libraries in this area, this is rarely the case. The gods are dangerous as well as helpful. They are not as nice as a lot of people may say. And this goes for the Christian god as well. <– That should get a lot of people angry. But its true. He killed firstborn children. He did several things that I look back on and find it revolting. Not going to put what revloted me so because, honestly I don’t care about talking about him. He does not interest me much anymore.
My main topic is all of the idiotic pagans out there that believe that all the gods are “Fluffy”. That is what I consider it. I had a wiccain flat out tell me that Gaia/Gaea is a kind generous mother. WRONG!!! Millennial Gaia is that. Gaia/Gaea was a cruel woman that convinced her prettiest son to kill his father. Not her eldest, not the kindest that would rule well, the one that she liked the most because he was like her. The Millennial part is VERY important because without it you are talking about the literal Mother-of-all-Badguys!
I have met so many people that have told me that what I have experienced was flat out wrong. The strangest one was that one girl, an actual sweet person too, told me that Athena loves me(and all) and would help me out in any situation…. I fell out of the chair ’cause I was laughing too hard. Athena sends me death threats on a regular basis. She believes that I am a womanizing man-whore who always goes after her chosen favored women. In truth, I have standards and her daughters/chosen ones fit the bill. Athena does not love all. In fact she looks down on most of us mortals. For good reason too. I have found that the Greek are some of the most dangerous and yet somehow people play them off as playful. When I do, its in a joking manner. Hell, even Hades, the one that is my Father, terrifies me. Yeah I feel safe but that does not mean that he is any less dangerous, in fact when I project to a mutual meeting place, he hands me a training sword and kicks my ass.
The ones that piss me off the most though would have to be all of the hard headed Kemetic people that insist that the gods are not to be feared. Yet when I see a 5000 year old Jackle headed warrior god, I tend to have a bit of fear. Again with the strangest one. This one was about Sobek. Several people have told me that there is nothing to be afraid of. Well, in responce to them, take a step in my body and get threatened to be drowned, smashed in rapids, and then have my broken corps feasted upon by creatures of the river, THEN tell me that there is nothing to be feared. They seem to forget that the gods have animal heads to represent their primal side. Bast has the head of a cat. This does not mean that she is a fluffy kitty. She is like all outside cats. A hunter. And has been known to kill very easily.
My point is that gods are dangerous, should be feared on several occasions, helpful when they like you, and all and all to be respected. My suggestion is: Read up on mythologies of the ancient world, project your soul to the gods of your pantheon, and figure out if your image of the gods is realistic and not a projection of what you want them to be. And If by chance they have not changed after about 2 years of research and working with them, then congratulations your are loved by your gods. Try to keep it that way.