July 13th, 2008


And here I thought my middle initial stood for Anthony…

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!
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