Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Belated Father's Day Post

This is a little late but in honor of Father's day I wanted to do a little compendium of Gods that represent fatherhood.

The Dagda - Father God of Ireland~
  • He is a powerful figure who wields a giant club that can both kill and resurrect men
  • His name means "The Good God"
  • He possesses a large magickal cauldron that contains an endless supply of food
Geb - Egyptian God of the Earth~
  • The first king of Egypt
  • Often portrayed lying beneath the sky goddess, Nut (his lover and twin)
  • A fertility deity
  • Father of Osiris, Set, Isis, and Nepthys
Zeus - Ruler of Olympus~
  • The youngest son of Cronos and Rhea
  • Became the supreme ruler over all Gods of the ancient Greeks
  • Known as quite the philanderer
  • God of thunder and lightning
  • In charge of justice, morals, and law
Odin - Ruler of the Norse Gods~
  • Lived in Asgard the home of the gods
  • He was the god of kings and the mentor of young heroes
  • A shape shifter who frequently roamed the world in disguise
  • Accompanied by a pack of wolves and ravens, and rode on a magic horse named Sleipnir
  • Associated with the concept of the wild hunt, and leads a horde of fallen warriors across the sky
  • God of the dead
  • Helped to slay Ymir (a giant who was the father of the frost giants)
  • He lost his eye in exchange for a drink from a sacred well full of knowledge
  • Learned songs and runes by hanging onto Yggdrasil for nine days
  • At Ragnarok, Odin dies while fighting Fenrir (a wolf which the Aesir could not restrain until the dwarves fashioned a rope called Gleipnir) after killing Odin Fenrir is killed by Vidar
  • Wednesday is named for him
If I've left anyone out let me know.

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