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I’ve been researching different Gods and Goddesses and I was curious. Is there a specific deity you (yourself) call on for Trans-related issues?  Personally I tend to here the call of a couple warrior Goddesses, but I was interested in who other may call on.

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I personally call upon Lady Nox, as she is of the essential chaos of creation. I also worship Aphrodite as she is the Goddess of beauty and love. But I know that if you are comfortable with the Goddess you call upon then She will be able to help and guide you through the process of which you are in.

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@JustineM What a great question! I'm so happy you asked this.

 

The goddess Hecate has always been a favorite of mine to evoke when the current issue is centered in aspects of my transness. She is a liminal deity of the Greek pantheon closely linked to but separate from Persephone and Demeter.

 

Among many other things, she is known to be the goddess of the crossroads which is a word that is steeped in symbolism and has much meaning to me. Personally the cross roads symbolize opportunity to change course, decision making, taking control of my my own path. In my minds eye I see a giant post at the center of the crossroads with countless signs shaped as arrows pointed in all directions. It is at these moments where I find it wise to call upon the blessings and protections of Hecate.

 

Here's a few excerpts from the Wikipedia page:

  • She is variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways.
  • Hecate takes on the role of guardian not just of roads, but of all journeys.
  • As a goddess expected to avert harmful or destructive spirits from the house or city over which she stood guard and to protect the individual as she or he passed through dangerous liminal places.

I've never actually thought/felt to evoke a warrior goddess, but now that you've mention it, I think it a wonderful idea. I should probably do some more reading. Thanks for the inspiration <3

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I'm Norse Pagan who celebrates Wiccan holidays and you might be surprised among that pantheon.

 

Thor, for as masculine as he's depicted, dressed up as Freya to retrieve his hammer from a giant. Based on grave goods some think Thor may have had cross-dressing priests "wedded" to him.

Odin learned Seidr from Freya, which was a traditionally female form of magic.

Loki is Slipnir's mother and the giantess Tok, who refused to weep for Baldr. 'nuff said.

 

I also pray to Freya as a goddess of love, beauty and war and Frigg as a motherly, protective goddess. (Freya on new moons and Frigg on full moons.) Frigg and her handmaidens covered nearly all aspects of a Old Norse married woman's life - which included keeping the keys to the lockboxes and household industry making goods for the men to sell while on their trading voyages.

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Might be a fair bit after the fact, but Etain is literally the Irish Goddess of transformation, she is also sometimes referred to as the Eternal Maiden. She's considered a healing goddess, particularly of the soul, as well as a goddess of passion and beauty. A good place to look to find information about her is to search for "The Wooing of Etain" which is the primary mythological story concerning her.

 

She's been one of my personal patrons since I was old enough to understand the concept.

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I never knew about Etain.  Will have to look her up!

 

Hugs,

 

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