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Protection from Deities
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Is that even possible?
I am not in the need of it myself, but recently I was speaking with an acquaintance of mine who said to me that it is possible to protect oneself from the Gods' will.
Gods are not omnipotent, but still, they are much more powerful than humans, right? How on earth can a person protect themselves from the wrath of a deity?
The only thing that comes to my mind is that said person will be protected through gaining the favor of another deity, possibly an adversary of the deity he needs to protect himself against. E.g. invoking Athena, Poseidon's rival in order to be protected from the latter. But even something like that requires actually invoking deities, therefore it surpasses humane capabilities.
What is your say in this?

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Re: Protection from Deities
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First and foremost is the advice to not upset the Gods. If you, make amends. Granted this is not protection, the first part is prevention, the second part is good advice.

Yes, it is possible to protect oneself from the gods, especially their wrath. The above is the best way to do it.

"Gods are not omnipotent" Okay, that will depend on the god, the beliefs of those who follow that particular pantheon and personal experience with said god. Yes, they are more powerful than humans. There are ways to protect aside from what I first stated. Warding, protection amulets and talismans, the protection of another deity or spirit and group workings.

"The only thing that comes to my mind is that said person will be protected through gaining the favor of another deity, possibly an adversary of the deity he needs to protect himself against. E.g. invoking Athena, Poseidon's rival in order to be protected from the latter. But even something like that requires actually invoking deities, therefore it surpasses humane capabilities." Humans are capable of invoking and evoking deities, therefore I find this point moot.
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What I meant to say is that, from the moment a human has to call upon some entity, it means that their power is not sufficient. Therefore, I meant that it surpasses human capabilities in terms of power. The human in the example is protected by a deity, and not through their powers.
Now as to how said protection would work, I don't know, and I haven't said anything regarding such thing.

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