I have nothing profound to post tonight, except, that family is so important to our lives, perhaps not as much for some of us, but certainly, for at least the formative years. I think, sometimes it is easy to overlook that our gods are, first and foremost, a Family. Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Sons, Daughters. Their relationships go through the full spectrum of emotions, though in much deeper ways than I think we can comprehend, at times. But, we can relate to Them on those levels, because we understand the many unique dynamics there may be in familly life.
Apollon has many siblings. I will admit that I don’t have deep relationships with most of Them, but lately I’ve come to acknowledge, once again, that They are a packaged deal. Ares, specifically, has been calling my name for about two months, and I suppose I should stop looking over my shoulder to see if He is really calling someone else.
You see, we used to know each other in my youth. Long before I had a thought of worshipping the old gods, I said if I ever wanted a god on my side, it would be Him. But, for whatever reason, our relationship never progressed, even after I’d become Pagan. Interestingly though, I did eventually continue my relationship with Poseidon, Who was the other god I really liked, along side Ares.
It is so interesting, when you start to relate Them all to one another, in such ways. How much of Their Familial Relationships plays into how They respond to the situations in the myths? Just some random stuff I’ve been thinking about. I had two glasses of wine, while sitting and conversing with my relatives, tonight, and I guess it’s had me focused on this topic. I’ll be doing some meditation on the nature of Divine Families, and thanking the gods that I have a family to love.
So, tonight, I praise my Lord Apollon, His Father, Mother, Siblings and Their Extended Family. May the many gods be forever loved, blessed, and always remembered. To the Deathless Ones!