If your just tuning in, look to your right and you’ll see a category named gods-a-plenty that explains all this. To those who have been reading all along, part 5 of many. I think today, I’ll go out of order and add just a taste of the dissertation…after all, my end was written at the beginning and where I end, so does my writing and research.
Hittavainen – A god from Finnish mythology which I haven’t studied in any depth but the father of the Finnish gods would appear to resemble Thor if you’re a Marvel superhero fan 😀 Hittavainen is the god of hares. At a glance this god has ties to the “three hares” which has more to it than meets the eye.
Huixtocihuatl – An Aztec goddess over salt and salt water. She gained this status during a fight with her siblings in which they threw all of their salt water at her. This salt goddess was celebrated in June when some poor woman was deemed goddess for a day but once that day was through was sacrificed.
Ixtlilton – An Aztec god with conflicting definitions. The majority of research says he was over healing and medicine. When properly motivated through very specific offering and prayer he sent up cups of healing (what exactly was in cups or what the cups actually were is a mystery). There are other accounts that name him god of exercise and god of lust…hmmmm, I thought Zeus was the the latter with all his disguises.
Ksantiparamita – This does not appear to be a god at all but a character trait found in a an “ancient teaching of the elders” believed to be one of the oldest surviving Buddhist teachings. It’s one of the ten perfections you can achieve within the twelve excellences. The word paramita means chief excellence, perfection, gone beyond, transcendent, arrived. You can find these teachings in late canonicals and their commentaries.
Kumokums – He is a Native American God who created from mud, he is also known for having descended to the release his dead daughter from the evil spirits, he is also considered a pre-existent supreme god.
Let me break for a minute here to offer just a bit on the finale, if you will 😀
“As I consider the earth and it’s existence as well as the universe and all universe’s beyond what we know I have to wonder, is there a chance our existence is the result of some unintentional act of nature. When I think about all the things that have to go right in order to have sustainable life it’s monumental. Even if I were to consider the possibility of an act of nature in the creation of stars and other universes beyond what we know it would not explain life. Even in the consideration of natural selection which would assume an act of nature that produced something so strong that it could effectively overcome all other things to eventually achieve life as we know it. The amount of small steps natural selection would require in any given time frame would be dependent on some advantage over another living thing that allowed it to prevail still would not provide that thing vision for the future and what it would need to flourish. Natural selection considers it’s current conditions and how to succeed in it”
Back to our program – .Umvelinkwangi – The Zulu god of earthquake and thunder. He is said to have come down on a bolt of lightning to marry. He is also said to have created the supreme god, Unkulunkulu, from reeds. Eventually, Unkulunkulu grew to heavy for the reeds at which time he fell from the mythical swamp to earth.
Vacuna – This goddess seems to have been a Sabine goddess with questionable purpose. There seem to be thoughts that she was prayed to when family or friends were not with you, perhaps for favor upon them, hopes for a safe return but it seems more than anything she was called upon for favors to Horace.
That’s all for today and thanks for reading my brain splatter 😀