Ever since humans cowered before storms on the savannas and prairies where we first evolved into our modern, sentient selves, we have ascribed personality and selfhood to the universe around us. These days, nearly three billion people see this physical world as the creation of a single sentient deity that lovingly sculpted it all for us, and this shapes the way they interact with His works. Another billion plus consider the world to be full of a variety of deities who exist under the umbrella of a single greater mind and believe they will visit it again and again. This way of understanding the world is something that appeals to a great many people: perhaps because humans like to find patterns and ascribe motivation that isn't there, or maybe because it's the right way to examine the world.
Whatever you believe now, there is a huge value in looking at the deities of early history, the ones who have passed from current religious icons into mythology, and assessing which of them you relate to most. They might tell you about your inspiration, your calling, or what sort of person you want to be. So let's figure out which mythical goddess you are!
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