What is the place of ‘patron Gods’ in Dodekatheism?

Many come to Dodekatheism because of an attraction and fascination with a particular god or goddess in the Greek pantheon. It may be because the activities or myths associated with this deity are dear to a person, or it may be because of a dream or a religious experience. What these people have in common is a realization, based on the exploration of this deity, that the Gods are real. And that brings them here. Devotion is a beautiful thing, however, as the Delphic maxim tells us ‘Nothing in extreme’. It is important that we honour the Gods appropriately. Gods are the patrons of towns, nations, professions, or even families, but they are not the patrons of individuals. We cannot know the will of the Gods, we cannot assume to be the ‘beloved’ of any of them.

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