Please do not approach deities for your personal gain... get to know them and spend time with them because they are truly magnificent... not for what they can do, but who they are as individuals.
APHRODITE: GODDESS OR BEAUTY
GENDER: Female CLASS: Goddess SPECIES: Unknown: APPEARANCE: medium strawberry blonde hair with blue green eyes. quite voluptuous in her figure. ORIENTATION: married NEGATIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: A little difficult to communicate with at times as she can be a little vain. She likes attention. First time getting to know her she requested an altar I could not afford and I thought she would be more understanding. We decided on an altar in the bathroom so she could have her bowl with water candles on top and shells. Pink candles seem to be a big hit. GENERAL PERSONALITY: Intelligent but also a little immature at times. loves to talk and gossip about music and other things. she's very much a girly girl but also has a "take no shit" side. She's often a little too optimistic but it is helpful in times of need. she is a great one to work with but I feel that we didn't quite gel. OFFERINGS: roses, shells, rose and sandalwood incense, water items, lavender water, rose quartz, amber, red coral stones, rosemary, pink candles, red candles and blue candles
ODIN: NORSE GOD OF WISDOM, DEATH, DIVINATION AND MAGIC
GENDER: male CLASS: GOD - creator type being. SPECIES: Unknown APPEARANCE: one eye, older gentleman in appearance. ORIENTATION: married NEGATIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: Based on mythology he is quite driven if you could class that as negative? A little bit of an explosive temper. GENERAL PERSONALITY: I have not known Odin for long but have been doing some historical research and he is one of the big 3 most important gods in certain areas of the myths. Some followers state he is prominent in all parts of Norway but certain research does show that different deities were worshipped in different areas... Odin being one of the most popular among the ancient people of Norway. Described by myself I would say that he is somewhat a very approachable character and quite clear in his ways and communication. He has very much traditional values when it comes to crafts but this does not pose a threat to our modern ones... its more so a call to become one with nature and to really go back to roots. I will write more on him later. OFFERINGS: Mostly alcohols, mead (I've begun making this myself), When I imagine him i always think of camp fires. You can offer bread with wine as well as other items like honey and fruit. A book or two can be read to him while he is in your presence or even a little poetry.
PAPA LEGBA: GATE KEEPER IN SANTERIA
YEMAYA: GODDESS OF THE OCEAN
GENDER: Female CLASS: Oceanic deity / Spirit of the ocean SPECIES: I would say she's an embodiment of oceanic life. APPEARANCE: A very strong African woman in appearance with long curly locks and a fish tail - although she does appear in human form as well. She is often wearing beads around her neck which are most often the vulva shaped shells (their name escapes me). She's quite a muscular woman. ORIENTATION: Married. NEGATIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: Being an ocean deity her power is quite destructive and like the ocean she can turn in a matter of seconds from calm and contrite to stormy and relentless. She does have a fiery temperament if she is upset. GENERAL PERSONALITY: Yemaya is lovely to speak to and I highly recommend her to anyone who feels connected to the water. She's a strong female type and nothing can stand in her way. During sessions with her she has often been quite an amazing personality and she is wonderful to spend time with and speak to. She's also quite talkative and she will gladly sit and tell you stories if you ask her nicely. She's very much a motherly figure as well and she loves to look out for others. I've found that the best way to communicate with her is via telepathy and during relaxed periods while meditation is going on. She can also be reached directly by going to the beach and sitting in the shallow waters. astral travelling you can reach her by entering the ocean and following your intuition to go meet her, but I recommend doing this after you have talked with her a few times. Yemaya is usually very approachable unless you annoy her... which isn't easy to do. She's very much a protector of woman and children. OFFERINGS: Banana and lily leaves, shells, sea glass, candles in blue and yellow, little trinkets and jewellery, fresh bowls of water on her altar, coins, bay rum, you can give her bowls of salt water as well and coral stones.
SANTISMA MUERTE: HOLY DEATH
GENDER: Female, although does have a male counterpart called san la muerte. CLASS: A mix of christianity with deep roots in mexican culture... traditional deity the god/goddess of death in Aztec culture. Only a recent spike in her popularity. SPECIES: Unknown APPEARANCE: Usually hooded with traditional colours in her three aspects. La Negra (Black) - the counterpart of Santa muerte with quite an unforgiving personality, extremely protective but also ruthless and quite dangerous if not approached right. La Blanca - The first child and the white robe. A very "happy" and peaceful approachable individual who just has an amazing energy to her. La Roja (red cloak) - a neutral type individual but one more associated with the material of this world. The three aspects each represent or symbolise an aspect of life for Jesus christ... say some sources. La blanca being the first child and the one to be there when Jesus was born... also the one to take him out of this world? La negra, from memory was around at his resurrection?. ORIENTATION: There is a "marriage to Santa muerte, although... this isnt a romantic marriage but a religious marriage. sort of a vow of spiritual following. NEGATIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: Doesn't like others on her altar and will have a little tantrum if there is, sometimes a little greedy with her offerings and loves her vices - she is offered marijuana in Mexico as well as ample amounts of alcohol. You have to be careful getting to know her, she's not one to be messed with in the sense that if you don't do your research right, she can mess with you. She is also very strong in her opinions - if she doesn't like you doing something, she will definitely let you know. I've had the most vivid dreams of her when she has been upset or tried to show me something. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: My travels to Mexico showed me quite a lot of Santa muerte. She's one of those deities that makes you feel slightly small in the presence of. She does radiate a very motherly vibe and she can be seen almost everywhere on the streets in Mexico. Botanicas often have large figures (about 6 ft at times but the largest is bigger than a 2 story building) of her which are strewn with offerings of apples as well as water and tobacco. She is considered a deity for those who are outcast in society and she does attract a lot of people from prisons as well as certain minorities. The people of Mexico look at her as a hope symbol to the point where quite a lot of individuals have her tattooed on their bodies as a way to show their devotion and so she can protect them. Before the tattoo is done the skin is cleansed and prepped spiritually. Santa muerte followers also have public rituals. In regards to the church... many of her followers are christian... however, the christian church will not recognise her as a saint as "death is the enemy of Jesus". The church labels the religious movement as a "cult". OFFERINGS: Apples, Chocolate and lots of sugary stuff.... she's a bit of a kid in a candy store... literally. Loves her tequila and heavy alcoholic drinks, aloe vera, Roses of all colours, coffee (black for La Negra with no sugar), Caramels, traditional dishes with rice, cola, artwork that you have made her she goes crazy over. Hot chocolate with cinnamon, candles. Girl talk... she likes it when you sit with her and talk about your day and I've found that this is how she becomes more receptive to you. flower waters, flowers, owl statues, copal incense. WARNING: ALWAYS research first, she must be approached in a traditional manner. If she's not, you could possibly offend or invite something else. please take note that if you do communicate with her, that you are contacting death in all her aspects. She is motherly but also VERY dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. She can easily take away everything she has given you with one wrong word and can send you down a spiralling path.
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ANUBIS: MALE PROTECTOR OF THE DEAD
GENDER: Male CLASS: Prominent deity (well known) SPECIES: anthromorphic deity APPEARANCE: usually appears as a tall man with black hair and sometimes glowing eyes. His skin tone is dark but sometimes he can be seen resembling lifeless skin. He can also be spotted as a large jackal or anthromorphic being. ORIENTATION: Unknown NEGATIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: Can be quite brutal against enemies if he knows you well. Be aware that although he is calm and centered... death can also be unforgiving and cruel. GENERAL PERSONALITY: Usually a very good listener and very kind as well. He's not a needy gentleman and he wont demand from you if you should decide to give him offerings. He's a firm believer that whatever you have to give it will be sufficient... even if you have nothing. He's quite a calm being and he's not one to lash out or act viciously towards someone unless you give him a reason to. When he has the time, he enjoys a good laugh and will attend little spirit get togethers if you ask nicely. He also enjoys dancing. Anubis was the very first deity I reached out to when I was just 12 years old and he was very understanding and supportive towards me when I was a beginner witchling. Although the fae taught me most of what I know, Anubis was the one who encouraged me and pushed me towards my goals. OFFERINGS: Anubis enjoys offerings like wines, frankincense and myrrh, music, different coloured candles, hematite, malachite, onyx and obsidian, lapis lazuli, cedar wood scents, dragons blood and cinnamon, meaty dishes, bones of all kinds, grave dirt and various herbs like tobacco and mullein. asafoetida also works well for him.... although handle with care because it smells really badly.
NICNEVIN: GODDESS OF FAERIE, SPIRITS, UNDERWORLD
GENDER: Female CLASS: Not quite a well known being but a very prominent faerie goddess in Ireland. SPECIES: Faerie APPEARANCE: Long black hair with dark green eyes. height is just a little smaller than 5"7. skin tone is again like milk. ORIENTATION: Generally Heterosexual but her lover is known to be non human with quite an animalistic appearance (some call him the Devil). NEGATIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: Very fiery temperament with a very short fuse. You have to be respectful at all times or you'll probably smell like sour milk for weeks or have a continuous string of bad luck for months on end. You may experience elf shot which is similar to an astral heart attack. GENERAL PERSONALITY: General personality of Nicnevin is usually quite kind. If you are respectful she will go out of her way to teach you and support you in your learning. She's known as the mother of witches, spirits and the dead and on hallows eve she is responsible for guiding the dead back to the land of the living to visit their loved ones or settle any ill deeds. at exactly the time of hallows eve she bursts forth from the ocean bringing all the spirits behind her. She can at times shape shift into quite innocent looking animals and its best to treat every being with kindness you come across as you may receive a nasty bite if you should meet her in animal form. When meeting her in astral she's most often sitting in fields or dancing. She likes humour and if you can tell her a good joke and make her laugh you'll get in her good graces. She's a very difficult being sometimes as if you step too far or forget your manners you can end up in a bit of a knot. She doesn't like people with greed or who boast and have to much pride- she will take a great disliking to you if you are that type of person and she will become a bit of an issue for you if you should show her that side of yourself.... she'll find out anyway because she's always watching or one of her followers is. She's very intuitive and nothing gets past her. If all goes well she will become protective of you. its been said that anyone who can survive a night in the wilderness will be blessed with a spiritual gift from her. It is best not to expect to receive gifts from her because she will double take on you. OFFERINGS: Hawthorn, blackberry, belladonna, copal incense, pine, clean water from rivers, milk and cheese on bread, cherries and loganberries, jams and honey, she will enjoy it even more if you heat the milk up slightly... she will allow her children to feed from the milk.
LILITH: VAMPIRIC HIGHER BEING
GENDER: Female CLASS: Lilith is not a Goddess and she prefers to not be called one as she is her own being. SPECIES: Vampiric / Demonic bloodlines - No ties to biblical christ or the Biblical stories. APPEARANCE: About 6ft to 6ft - 6'5. Long legs and quite pale skin. her eyes can sometimes be red or blue depending on the way you see her. her hair is quite long and is a deep ginger colour. she's not known to wear clothing to often. ORIENTATION: She's very open to people and has quite the sexual temperament NEGATIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: At times is very stubborn and getting her to work with you can be quite difficult unless she wants to herself... or she personally thinks you can do better. In this case she will rip you a new butt and make you build yourself from the ground up until you get yourself right. GENERAL PERSONALITY: Can be the kindest being you'll ever come across or your worst nightmare. I don't suggest asking her to do your bidding (why would you do that anyway?) as she'll just rub your nose in the dirt and walk the other way. Even if you respect her she will not sway usually. She's not completely absent in this as she will give you help if you ask nicely with some things.. but its rare. She is normally quite positive in her outlooks but she does have a bit of a temper. She likes water... a lot.. and in most astral travel sessions i've seen her she is always near waterfalls or bathing. She's not your usual motherly figure as she's not very hands on with her offspring and children who are born from her she won't spend loads of time with. I have some of her descendants in my personal keep and they state that they weren't around her much as children. They are not hostile towards her as she will acknowledge them if they visit her, but she doesn't have a lot of time for so many. She has quite a love for snakes and she's always seen with one... her favourite is a dark coloured one with brown and green blotches. She will often speak to him.
In terms of humanity, she doesn't have a lot of empathy for us... social justice behaviours are blown over her head and any justice topics brought up with her in conversation are quickly shut down and acted on as if she has no care. She tends to have a bit of a misanthropic view and she is very picky as to whom she speaks to at times. if you have something of interest for her she will continue to call on you.
OFFERINGS: Lilith responds well to the following - roses, rose water, dragons blood, myrrh, sandalwood and black copal, black and red candles, rose syrup - (I usually mix about 1 cup of sugar to 1/2 cup rose water). blood offerings, sexual energy, strawberries and other fruits, berries and apples, she does enjoy chocolate also but it has to be dark chocolate. mugwort can also be given to her as well as wine.