How do I summon the Greek and Norse Gods and Goddesses?

“my name is morris and I would like to know how to summon the gods cause there are questions I would like to ask and also you know get to know them I’m not doing this as a joke or insulting any one who is wiccan or polytheist cause I myself am a polytheist but are there any ingridents or words to call them I would like to know cause I would like to do this I would like to talk to both the Greek Gods and Goddess and Nores Gods and Goddess”

Morris,

As a hard polytheist, I believe that each god and goddess is literally an individual deity. In soft polytheism, each god and goddess is an aspect of a greater, unknowable force. I’m going to assume from your question that you’re more of a hard polytheist than soft.

First, let me say that, as mortals, we don’t summon the gods; we request their presence. Each culture has its own understood methods. For example, libations and offerings were standard in all communications to the Greek gods. In calling Demeter, you would offer wheat or flowers at the altar before asking for her presence; after your request, you would follow with more offerings. It is always remembered and understood that we have no control over their actions.

Secondly, exactly how do you expect to see and speak with the gods? Unlike the fantastic stories in myths (or Xena and Hercules), the gods don’t literally walk up to us in this reality. In ritual, they may make their presence known or appear in a vision; they also contact us in dreams and meditations. Largely, the gods are far more subtle than popular culture might suggest. Repeatedly seeing the same symbol everywhere after asking for a god to speak to you can be a sign that they are indeed answering!

In approaching the gods, consider meditation first. I’ve found that it’s easiest to be open to their contact when my mind is cleared and focused on the task. Keep in mind, not all communication is in words. My first contact with a goddess via meditation was with Isis; she appeared during a meditation in flashes of images, but mostly she felt awe-inspiring as she guided me to another place in my inner world.

If ritual is more your style, research the cultures of those gods you wish to contact. We don’t randomly dial the phone numbers of strangers (except for prank calls); the same idea applies to calling out to deities. Why would a goddess answer your call if you know nothing about her? As resources, I would suggest sites like www.theoi.com (Greek mythology) and www.asatru.org (Norse paganism). Find out what kinds of offerings and approaches pagans have used in the past to contact the gods you wish to speak with; the people who have walked this path before you left useful experiences behind for you to learn from.

Blessings,
Larissa Lee

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I understand that Paganism is an “umbrella” term as they say. But I’d like to know, if I believe that all things are part of the same whole or “God” classify as one or can be one?

“Hey! I understand that Paganism is an “umbrella” term as they say. But I’d like to know, if I believe that all things are part of the same whole or “God” classify as one or can be one? I don’t think that belief contradicts polytheism, just that any God/dess or being would be parts of this whole. And also, what are all the pagan symbols? I have Thor’s Hammer but I have no personal experience with him. Anything that’s just generally pagan?”

Blessings,

First I’d like to remind you that Paganism is not a form of religion or a set of beliefs. Instead, it is a set of “my own beliefs.” Modern Paganism is more of a philosophy of your own beliefs and practices – you make what you want of it. Its general practice is the belief in natural magick, nature, and energies of the Earth and Universe. Anything outside of that including the worship of a God or severals Gods, or the implementation of other religions or beliefs into that practice is all up to you.

In my own belief, the Universe is my “one” God. The Moon (Goddess) and the Sun (God) are aspects of the Universe and I see them “survival” energies for Earth and its inhabitants. All other gods act as “messengers” of the Universe and sometimes given certain abilities or gifts to control or give blessings over things; weather, harvest, health, birth, war, etc. So it’s really up to you on how you want to believe in deities, or even believe in them at all.

As far as symbols go; Thor’s Hammar isn’t necessarily Pagan, it’s Norse. But many Celtic Pagans/Wiccans use the symbol as part of their beliefs and practices. The general symbols of Paganism is obviously the Pentagram/Pentacle, among others like the Triquetra and the Triple Moon. A symbol Google search can be more elaborate.

 

Blessed Be
Sage

I would like to charge a necklace during the blue moon this month to protect me and enhance psychic abilities. But I’m a bit confused to do that – can you offer any advice?

“Hi! My friend made me this awesome pentagram necklace with a small amethyst stone set in the middle and i would like to charge the stone during the blue moon this month in hopes of having the stones energy give protection and enhance psychic abilities. But I’m a bit confused how to do that? Can you offer any advice on the topic? Thanks!”

Charging objects can be as simple as a short chant, or as elaborate as a full-blown ritual. Either way basically works the same and has the same effect. You don’t usually need any fancy, rhyming words, or long chants. To charge something is simple. The way I charge items is that I place the item in a circle of salt, herbs, or flowers (depending on what I have on hand). Or sometimes I place it or dip it in blessed moon water. Depending on what I want the item to be charged and blessed for, I either call upon the God and/or Goddess to assist me in charing/blessing my object.

You can gather your energy in a sphere between your hands. See the¬†brilliant white and blue light forming, moving, and flickering light static. Visualize the God’s and/or Goddess’¬†offering of their energy helping form this sphere into a bigger, brighter energy. You can say a few words like, “Gracious Lady (and Mighty Lord), help charge and bless this (object) here tonight. Cleanse it of all darkness, and bless it with positivity and light. May it protect me (heal me, give me luck, etc.) from all evil, harm and negativity (from all sickness and pain, riches and fortune, etc.).

Then direct this energy sphere into the object. Visualize the object sucking in this energy and lighting up with its bright light and energy. While doing this, have the intention you want the object to have – protect you, heal you, give you luck, etc.

There are many ways to charge and bless objects. It’s just a matter of raising energy and directing it into the object. You don’t always have to call upon the Goddess and God, or any other deities. Sometimes we do it just for the extra boost, but regardless, even with just your energy it will be powerful. Even just letting it sit under the blue (full) moon (while also directing your intentions towards it) will charge the object.

 

Blessed Be
Sage