Coping with fictional gods…

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I have never ever accomplished this via my years of training Wicca however I believed it’s an fascinating concept. As I primarily have labored with merely the god and goddess and by no means given a reputation to them personally, I began to suppose is it completely a ridiculous thought that you might use names of gods created for fictional worlds. As all names for gods have been thought and given to by folks by people. So is it a silly thought that in Wicca we may use these names created for books, television exhibits and video games? What do folks suppose? I do not know if I completely can be snug doing this in my observe however it’s an fascinating thought.

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7 thoughts on “Coping with fictional gods…”

  1. For me, the problem with fictional Gods is that they can never surprise you, since their nature is entirely internal to you. External Gods, on the other hand, no matter how well you think you know them, are capable of coming up with things you’d never have thought of.

  2. In British traditional Wicca, Gerald Gardner did have names for the God and Goddess of Wicca. Those names are still very much oath bound within those Traditions. Though in books published by British traditional Wiccan author’s they use Aradia and Cernunnos as basically stand in name.

    I myself never used names in my 13 years as a solitary, though lately those names have made their way into my practice for names of the God and Goddess. I never wanted to just pick something . I don’t see Wicca as a pick and chose religion went it comes the the basics and core of the practice.

  3. Is intent or terminology a higher priority? A name from a fictional work could help someone connect into the right energy. The fandom behind a character might be good to tap into, but that’s closer to chaos magick than tradition-based wiccan practices.

  4. Oh this is a fascinating idea.

    Much like you, I don’t use names for the God and Goddess. I only use their “aspects” maiden, mother, crone and youth, father, wise man/grandfather. (And tbh they don’t correspond exactly to life phases for me, but to behaviors and traits most commonly associated with those life phases. E.g. calling on the maiden/youth at any age during carefree rituals, the mother/father when providing nurturing or asking for nurturing, crone/wise man when looking for life wisdom or dealing with death).

    But using fictional names to invoke them… I think perhaps it might be valid for some if a fictional God/Goddess was so close to how they relate to the God/Goddess that calling them by that name enhanced their practice.

    I think the “too far” version is straight up worshipping fictional gods, rather than using the name. Like in some cults.

  5. Well, I’m a Night Elf IRL, so I’m pretty offended that you would even imply that my goddess is fictional. She’s real. I just turned a level 60 orc into moondust mere moments ago.

    You think I can’t draw down the dark side of the moon onto this entire board with the power of the elven goddess? That’s where you’re wrong, my dudes.

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