Wiccan Gods and Goddesses
Throughout history, humanity has developed its faith and its power of devotion and prayer through worship and fervor towards different gods and religions. The Wiccan religion, an ancient pagan tradition that was rescued from oblivion in the mid-20th century, is a religion that has two figures as its main deities, one male and one female.
And it is that within the Wiccan cult there is talk of balance and mutual complementation between the male and female forces. The one complements the other and they form a state of proportion and harmony in the being, whose parts are equally necessary for any individual.
The main figures of worship within the Wicca cult are the Horned God or God with bull horns and the Moon Goddess or Triple Goddess. These deities complete the principle of complementary duality and the harmonious balance of the male and female powers, in addition to their joint performance.
However, there are other deities and figures of worship that touch currents such as pantheism, polytheism, or even monism, also preserving the principle of male and female ditheism. The number of other gods and goddesses worshiped by the parishioners of the Wicca religion is incredible, and each of them is chosen according to the preferences of the believer, and their attraction to the time or philosophy that each of these gods carries with them in his story.
We will speak in the first instance of the two main figures within Wiccan worship: the Horned God and the Triple Moon Goddess. Then we will mention some of the other deities to whom the Wiccan cult offers their devotion and fervor.
The Horned God
He is also known as the god of the bull's horns. It is a deity based on syncretism, that is, it brings together different figures with divine qualities and worthy of worship as a single unified deity. Different gods such as Cernunnos, Osiris, Pan, Herne the Hunter, the Gallic Vestio Alonieco, Fauno, Pashupati and others are gathered within this syncretism that associates them all thanks to the fact that they have some elements in common, such as the constant animal appearance, the horns and the projection of a goat and its masculine virility.
The idea of the gathering of all these deities as a single figure of worship became popular during the 19th century thanks to its development and practice by some occult congregations mainly based in countries like England and France.
Anthropologist Margaret Murray was one of the leading scholars of the devotion to the horned god, drawing primarily on research and other inquiries previously made by other researchers on the subject such as James Frazer and Eliphas Levi. The combination of the different cultural and traditional theories associated with this deity led her to conclude and establish that this is a pan-European god most associated with fertility.
The cult of the figure of the horned god was especially oppressed from the establishment of the Catholic religion because thanks to its representation and practices it began to be associated with the devil and other ideas and currents of thought more related to darkness. It is often associated with Satan because Satan has a dark goat-like appearance with horns and hooves. It is a very popular representation among many religions that began to be noticed from the 19th century.
It is a divine image understood as a goddess with three different figures or phases. It is a term that was created by the poet Robert Graves also during the 19th century and defined it as the true and absolute muse of all poetry. He quickly became one of the leading deities of various pagan religions, and his worship was seldom removed from the religious currents associated with the occult.
The phases of the moon goddess or Triple Goddess refer to the different stages of the woman's life, and are usually described as follows:
Crescent moon: maiden
It is about birth and youth. Profess the inspiration behind great ideas and see the world from an innocent and detailed point of view. It is the way to get to the spiritual core.
Full moon: mother
This phase represents responsibility and acceptance of the consequences of your actions. It teaches discipline, patience, and above all, how to give and receive pure and sincere love.
Waning Moon: Old Woman
It is the stage of maturity and death, it talks about that everything must come to an end and die so that something new can be born. From the old woman, one learns loneliness, wisdom, and acceptance of the harsh and cruel reality that life represents.
Other gods and deities
As mentioned above, within the Wiccan religion there are other figures that devotees may choose to worship in order of their aspirations and interests, in addition to the symbolism and principles that each god projects and professes. These deities are quite different one from another, and each of them has particular qualities and features that offer many different instances of divination and soul status. The list is quite long, but here are some of the main ones:
Hanuman: prophet of self-control, faith, and service. He also insists on not judging anyone or anything by his appearance.
Poseidon: He is the god of the seas and oceans. He is also known for being a passionate and passionate god.
Cronus: He is a powerful and direct god when he is at his best. However, it is usually cruel and violent when it is bad.
Zeus: God of heaven and justice. King of all existing gods.
Danu: is the goddess of the earth, omnipresent. She is the one who inspires love, creativity, kindness, and music.
Tawaret: is the goddess of conception and birth. Take care of women in their work.
Hera: Queen of heaven. She is a just goddess and protects marriage. It does not tolerate betrayals or infidelities.
Radha: this goddess symbolizes the longing of the divinity and spirituality. It also instills a love for the arts.