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Deity Associations

The following are Deities listed by their various associations.

It helps when we are seeking a deity to request assistance from during a ritual or spell to have them listed by the type of association we are seeking assistance for.

As you should never work with a diety you have not researched we have tried to supply the basic information about each deity, it is the responsability of the pracitioner to ensure they know enough about the Deity they are going to be working with before in/evoking them.

 
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Deities Associated with Drinking

Goddesses

  • Bastet: (Bast) was the Egyptian goddess of merrymaking. worshippers got drunk on beer as part of their worship of this goddess.
  • Hathor: The goddess Het Heret originated in Egypt in the Forth Millennium BC. Due to Greek influence she is more commonly known as the goddess Hathor. Hathor’s name means “House of Horus”. This meaning reflects her position as the sky goddess, and the “house” refers to the heavens. Hathor is the Goddess of the Sky, Goddess of the West, and Lady of Drunkenness. She is a patron of love, dance, moisture, alcohol, and foreign lands.
  • Durga: originated among the non-Aryan peoples of India. Early references place her in wild regions such as the Vindhya Mountains and with tribes such as the Sabaras and Pulindas. With this background she becomes associated with the non-Aryan habits of drinking alcohol and blood and eating meat. Durga's association with agriculture, especially in her major festival, the Durga Puja, may arise from her early origins. She is the power inherent in the growth of crops and in all vegetation.
  • Libera: The Romans and ancient Italians worshipped Libera and Father Liber (her male counterpart).
  • Mayahuel: (Mayahual, Mayouel)According to Aztec myth, Quetzalcoatl and Mayahuel were fleeing tzitzimime (star demons) and tried to disguise themselves as the branches of a tree. Mayahuel was recognized, however, and the tzitzimime tore her to small pieces. Quetzalcoatl buried the pieces which in turn sprouted into the first maguey plants. These are then turned into pulque, an alcoholic drink used by the Aztec in their religious rituals. Wife of Patecatl; Mother of Centzontotochtin, an innumerable group of rabbit gods of drunkenness whom she fed through her 400 breasts, all delivering the alcoholic drink made from agave. Each of the Centzontotochtin are responsible for a different sort of drunkenness. For the Aztecs, "400" was the number they used for anything they considered innumerable. Apparently, Mayahuel first got the idea of distilling agave from watching the actions of a very drunken mouse.
  • Mbaba Mwana Waresa: In Zulu mythology, Mbaba Mwana Waresa is the Goddess of beer because it is believed that she created the first beer for human comsumption. She is also known as the Goddess of rain and the rainbow. She is celebrated for her search of true love.
  • Ninkasi: the Ancient Sumerian Goddess of beer and brewing. It is said that she provides the world with the secret to make beer. In Sumerian culture, she is also known for her power to satisfy human desire.
  • Raugutiene: In Ancient Baltic and Slavic mythology, Raugutiene is Raugupatis partner and she is known as the Goddess of beer. Raugupatis is known as the God of fermentation.
  • Sekhmet: worshippers got drunk on beer as part of their worship of this goddess
  • Tenenit: was another ancient Egyptian goddess of beer.
  • Yasigi: In certain African cultures, Yasigi is the Goddess of beer, dance and masks. Her statue portrays her as large-breasted female holding a beer ladle while dancing.


Gods

  • Aegir: In Norse mythology, Aegir is actually the God of the sea. It is believed that he has the control of the storms and turbulent seas. He is also known as the God of beer and brewing.
  • Bragi: the Norse god of alcoholic mead (they didn't produce wine in these lands)
  • Dionysus: famously known for being the Ancient Greek God of intoxicating drinks like wine and beer. He is also known as the Liberator as he liberates oneself with the intoxicating power of alcoholic drinks. He is the son of Zeus and considered Silenus his tutor.
  • Father Liber: The Romans and ancient Italians worshipped Father Liber and Libera (his female counterpart).
  • Osiris: Ancient Egyptian culture, Osiris is the God of agriculture. He is also known as the God of beer. A Greek historian from the time of Julius Caesar once wrote that, “Osiris taught the people how to brew the beverage which is made of barley, which is not greatly inferior to wine in odor and potency.”
  • Radegast: In the Czech mythology, Radegast is the God of hospitality and mutuality. According to the legend, he is credited for the creation of beer.
  • Sabazius: The Phrygians and Thracians worshipped this Dionysus-like god
  • Silenus: In Ancient Greek mythology, Silenus is the God of beer and a drinking companion. He is usually associated with his buddy, Dionysus. He is often featured as a bald and fat man, with a big beer belly. He is normally drunk and it is said that he had to be carried either by donkeys or satyrs (in Greek mythology, satyrs are wood-dwelling creatures with the head and body of a man and the ears, horns, and legs of a goat).
  • Tezcatzontecatl: In the Aztec tradition, Tezcatzontecatl is the God of pulque (a traditional alcoholic beverage made of fermented juice of the century plant, and similar to beer). He is also associated with drunkenness and fertility. A monument built like a pyramid was built on top of the Tepozteco Mountain for the worshiper and now, this place has become a well known archaeological site.

 Notes:

  • liquor can be brewed from grain or fruit, so most of those deities were associated with alcohol as well.
  • Many Voudoun deities are not so much 'associated' with liquor but rather it is part of the to offer all Deities and Spirits Liquor.

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