The other day when I was talking to my overzealous christian coworker he remarked on my statement that I believe in many Gods. He asked what their names were and why I believed in them. This got me thinking.
Every people in different parts of the world had their Gods with their own names; the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Gauls, the Asian, the Nordic and the Celts.
Since I am of Nordic and Celtic heritage their Gods should be known to me. So I've done a little research.
The Norse Gods are well known:
ODIN: The Chief God.
THOR: The God of Thunder and war.
FREYJA: The Goddess of love, beauty, and attraction.
FRIGG: The Goddess of marriage and motherhood.
LOKI: The God of mischief.
The Celtic Gods are less known:
ANGUS: God of youth.
BADB: A Goddess of war and life, enlightenment, wisdom and inspiration.
BRIGHID: Goddess of healing and craftsmanship, of learning and poetry. (The Celts so loved Brighid that they could not abandon her even when they became Christians, and so made Brighid a Christian saint). Her feast day is Imbolc.
CERNUNNOS: Horned God of virility, fertility, life, animals, forests and the underworld. Associated with the Pagan Sabbaths of Beltane and Samhain.
DAGDA: Earth and father God who rules the seasons.
DANU: Mother Goddess who protects crops and cattle.
DRUANITA: Goddess and Mother who symbolizes protection, knowledge, creativity, passion, sex, fertility, growth, trees and forests. Her feast day is Beltane.
EOSTRE: Goddess of Spring. Her feast day is Ostara.
LUGH: A sun God and a hero God, master of all arts, skills and crafts. The most popular and widely worshipped of the Celtic Gods. The Pagan Sabbath Lughnasadh is named for him.
NUADHU: God of healing and water; his name suggests "wealth-bringer" and "cloud-maker."
OGMIOS: A God of eloquence, language and genius.
This makes me think that the early christians who invaded Brittan were successful in destroying the ancient Druid and Celtic writings and destroying the old beliefs. But not completely...! Thank the Gods!
Bad early christians!