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And here I thought my middle initial stood for Anthony…

Posted on 2008.07.13 at 00:49
Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: I Believe in God - from Leonard Bernstein's Mass
As you may know, there are a LOT of goofy little quizzes out there in Internetland. I’m referring specifically to the genre that asks you to fill out a survey, then processes your data and tells you who your Inner Shakespeare Character is. Or which member of the Brady Bunch you most closely resemble. Or which element on the periodic table is the Real You. And so forth.

I see a lot of these filled out on other people’s blogs, and about once a year or so, I am moved to fill one out for myself. I spotted this one on lifeonwry’s LJ and it struck me as intriguingly goofy so I gave it a whirl. It’s called “The Ohmigod Test” and it promises to “…give you the precise God that you should devote time and money to…” from the pantheon of mythology. Here are my results (picture and all text following are from my results as shown on the web site):

Athena – Goddess of War and Wisdom
67% Goodness, 33% Vengeful, 67% Lawful and 56% Benevolence!
The favorite child of Zeus, Athena sprung fully grown out of her father’s head. There’s some confusion about how all this came about but the short version and accepted story is that when Zeus’ first wife became pregnant Zeus swallowed her. In her captured state she began to make a robe and helmet for her soon to be born daughter. The hammering of the helmet caused Zeus great pain in the form of a migraine headache. His son Hephaestus ran to his father and cracked open his skull and from it emerged Athena, fully grown and wearing her new armor. Having been born of gods and infused with Zeus’s power a second time made Athena one of the most powerful gods on Earth proving that it’s not just a man’s place on the battlefield. In acts of war, women are equal if not more cruel and it’s thanks to her that we all recognize this. (Or did for a while) Her followers built the city of Athens for her and she’s been receiving nods of recognition ever since. Her following has dwindled in recent centuries because people don’t often bring wisdom into battle with them. Preferring instead the more “in your face” approach of Mars. However those who want to actually win a war and bring back some living troops might want to start sending a few prayers her way and build a temple or two. Her followers believe in Wisdom, War and Equality.

Click here to take the Ohmigod Test yourself!


meryddian at 2008-07-13 15:54 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I got Satan. LOL.

Satan - Fallen Angel and God of Hell
67% Goodness, 78% Vengeful, 78% Lawful and 44% benevolence!

Satan is rebellious fallen angel and in the eyes of many an evil jinn.His name is a synonym for the Devil. He rebelled against god by deciding that all creatures should worship themselves instead of the Authority. He raised an army against the army of The Trinity and lost. This act got him banished him from the kingdom of heaven.His last main act on earth was to convince the first people that knowledge was more important than blind worship. The Mother of All was tempted by the knowledge that was promised and delivered by him. That was his greatest gift to mankind though it came with the sacrifice of leaving paradise.In the bible he is known as "the god of this world"?(2 Cor. 4:4) and at the end of the earth he shall join his minions in his own kingdom of fire.Those who worship him worship the ideals of Equality with the Gods and with each other, Knowledge, and Power
charlesofcamden at 2008-07-13 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that is pretty effin' funny! -- though the description they give does seem to offer a certain upside -- well, as long as one can deal with the whole "kingdom of fire" situation.

My only concern about being identified with Athena is that in the accompanying illustration (I've shrunken the version on my LJ; it's easier to see in the original), she appears to be wearing a top made of seashells. I'm thinking that after a long busy day of dispensing War and Wisdom, the chafing could get real uncomfortable there. I want the god I worship to be comfortable, because a comfortable god is a happy god.
(Anonymous) at 2008-07-14 18:27 (UTC) (Link)
Ra - The Sun God 44% Goodness, 33% Vengeful, 89% Lawful and 44% benevolence! Ra (Pronounced Rah) is the sun god. He's a major deity and has been worshipped so since the fifth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. He's identified primarily with the mid-day sun. The chief cult centre of Ra first was based in Heliopolis (ancient Inunu) meaning "City of the Sun".People who believe in Ra, believe that he commands sky, earth, underworld. He is also the father of all of the Pharohs.Followers of Ra are also monotheistic and believe that all other deities are aspects, manifestations, phases, or forms of the one true god. (Much like the Buddhist and Hindu religions)If Egyptology isn't your bag however you may just enjoy worshipping any run of the mill sun god. You won't be alone, for people have worshipped the sun for all recorded history and you can find influences of this worship in everything from Wicca to any monotheistic religion. Those who worship him believe in Power, Enlightenment, and Hard Work.
Wow, that 89% lawful caught me by surprise! Must be 'cuz I have impressional kids and want to be a good example! lol
-Middle Sis
charlesofcamden at 2008-07-14 19:13 (UTC) (Link)
Reminds me of an old pep rally cheer they used to recite in ancient Egypt:

We follow one god!
He is the sun god!
Ra! Ra! Ra!
beth_green at 2008-07-16 04:17 (UTC) (Link)
Hi there! I haven't visited your blog in quite some time. I started at your most recent entries, and have been working my way backward.

This entry feeds into one of my weaknesses: quizzes. It was a mere two days ago that I discovered that the fantasy/sci fi character whose traits I most share is Galadriel. (If you'd care to find out whether you're more Galadriel, or perhaps Spock or Data, the quiz can be found

Anyway, we must be related, as after taking the OMG test I found that I, like you, should follow Athena.

Ah, well. As Margaret Mead says, "Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."
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