Probably just me. Zeus is afterall no more cruel than any other god, he's just more open about it. There is no "Zeus moves in mysterious ways", you know exactly where you stand with Zeus at all times. Generally that would be as far away as humanly possible.
My mom gave my computer cancer.
I mean, considering what's she's famous for, it might not make a difference.
Hell, I might not have even ticked her off last time. I could have gotten flak for pleasing her somehow (no not in that way!).
But for every idiot who says that they believe the world was created in 7 days because the Bible says so, there are 10 more who believe that their deceased husband, or mother, or child is in Heaven watching over them because it says so in the Bible. I might think that's a placebo, but I'm not so damned pigheaded about my own beliefs that I would dream of trying to take it away from them.
I'm a little up in arms at this because I have many devout Christian friends-- all of them intelligent, rational, and compassionate people-- who get frustrated by the Sneering Atheist. And I get frustrated with the Sneering Atheist because they give the rest of us a bad name, by being as obtuse and dogmatic as the worst of the Evangelicals. They'll say shit like "Nothing good has come from religion, EVER."--a statement which anyone who has even the slightest knowledge of history or art could agree with without seeming like an uneducated dolt.
*(with the obvious caveat of "as long as they don't blow people up or tell me how to live my life.")
Since the Celts had territories in Wales, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Scotland there are different gods for specific regions as well as the whole.
This guy seems to be the equivalent.
And the Portuguese equivalent:
Another gaulish one:
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I mean, Apollo has medicine in his portfolio too. But he also has archery (which you can equate with your love of guns), the arts (you draw a lot), and he's a blond, too.
In fact, are we sure that Bree isn't Apollo roaming the Earth as a woman?
From what I know of from one of my Wiccan friends, I don't see why a Wiccan couldn't worship a war god.
Many Wiccans do the whole love and light thing, failing to remember that their religion is about balance. You can't have all light and rainbows there has to be some darkness in there too.
Some Wiccans do do blood magic and are on the more serious side of Wicca, some going into the left hand path of it. (Darker side). This doesn't mean they sacrifice animals, it just means that they use their own blood.
This all sounds weird after playing Dragon Age where there are mentions of blood magic, Andraste and a Morrigan.
They have patron gods and some are called by a certain god, and some just pick a god they relate to. In some cases they can be "called" upon by a god that isn't of the Celtic pantheon that they are familiar with.