Q9. How does your tradition handle wrathful, savage and destructive divinities?

Joshua puts this so perfectly, I couldn’t have said it better myself. -E-

Most of them would provide an extremely unbalanced focus for monotheistic worship. Rather than having all qualities balanced within themselves, they maintain a balance of forces via their interaction with each other.

The gods do not represent what is good or admirable or virtuous. They represent what is powerful. They embody the forces which create, sustain, transform, and destroy. They embody everything that is important to us, not just what is desirable or beneficial to us.

via Q9. How does your tradition handle wrathful, savage and destructive divinities?.

About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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