Zili, you're over analyzing me or missing something. I didn't mean it "He dies every winter from lack of appreciation" literally, but rather analytically. I wrote the title that way to draw attention. It also fits my point by giving the story of the God and Goddess a twist, because all the wiccans on here I've met only mention the goddess. It wasn't meant to be taken literally, like a Clash of the Titans scenario. You should reread my post.
Secondly, I wasn't lumping you all together under the same category. A key word was "seems." Why do most of the wiccans on here SEEM to be Dianic? Because Dianic Wicca is a feminist branch of Wicca, where the male deity is almost unpresent in ritual work or even acknowledged. I'm not saying that you're all Dianic, but I'm saying that this Dianic trait is a consistent trend among many Wiccans (or people with Wiccan influence) even though it should not be that way.
And I'm not Wiccan either. I'm also eclectic pagan. Heck, I often make that clear in my posts. I draw my influences from Druidry, Asatru, and a little Wicca. I don't even do Wiccan ritual work. I've tried, but I need to move around. I can't be confined to an indoor altar while I'm at work. Okay, maybe I'll be able to deal with outdoor rituals better, but I'll have to walk around in the circle a lot. So you really shouldn't feel offended, because I wasn't generalizing you or anyone else. I was revealing a common trend that almost ALL Wiccans share.
Symani: You got what I was saying DEAD ON
Also, let me establish this--My view on "The All": A nongendered supreme being exhibiting masculine and feminine traits. He (which is literally correct when the gender is unknown or lacking) has revealed himself to us through many faces.
His masculine traits, Thor, Odin, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Ra, Yahweh, etc.
The feminine traits, Aphrodite, Gaia, Brigit, The All Mother, Isis, Cerridwen, Hecate, etc.
I worship this being. I worship all gods. But when I need something specific, I pull a Catholic move and pray to a specific face of his. I mean, I'm not going to pray to Cupid for physical strength and vigor. No! Thats when I go to Thor or something else. If my love life is lacking some spice, I'm not going to pray to Jehovah! I'm going to pray to Druantia!
My point is, I don't get why WICCANS typically focus on JUST the goddess. Even most male wiccans do the same thing.
Just looking for the answers to life.
)O( Blessed be