There are lots of ways to develop a relationship and get closer to a deity. In Hellenism, it boils down to worship. Give praise. Let the deity you want to get closer to know how much you love Them.
Okay, I hear you asking though, “Lizzie, how am I supposed to do that? What does that mean?” and of course, “What if I have to keep my worship secret? How am I supposed to build kharis if I can’t have a shrine, can’t make ‘proper’ offerings, and can’t recite prayers? What then?” Well, I’ve got you covered. Here are some of my favorite methods of developing a relationship with a Theos.
Keep in mind though, there is no one way to do this, and there is no one way that a relationship with a Theos will look. Someone people will consistently and clearly feel the Theoi when They’re near. Some get visions or have a solid GodPhone. Some have to rely on signs. Some just have to go on faith. And just because one Theos gets close to you, doesn’t mean all of Them will. Just like with people, not everyone is going to be as interested in hanging out with you. Don’t let that stop you from expressing your affection if you want to. The Theoi ask us to give worship, They aren’t turning you away just because you can’t clearly perceive an enthusiastic response from Them.
Now, on to things you can do to build a relationship.
I always knew my followers were crazy about this blog, but I had no idea they were going Bananas (Wit)! Thank you all for following me for the past year, everyone! Oh, and one more thing…
Wake up, Beat Scratch! You’re having a nightmare!
Can you find your pony in the full-size version?
Before searching the picture, read the alphabetized list first. When you’ve confirmed your character’s inclusion, look for the Bananas Wit whose coloration corresponds with him or her. The ponies represented here are:
The Abbess, Ace Sleeves, Addy and Angel Wing, AeroSalt, Ahmme Ghoul, Antiquity Clayworth, the Apple Twins, Applejack (Bounty Hunter), Applejack (Ronin), Applejack (Sweet), Aqua Marine, Artemis Frost, Ash (in Equestria), Autumn Zephyr, Banana Dreams, Banana Pie, Banana Split, Batpony/Bruce Mane, Beat Scratch and Fus, Bermuda Tuna, Blazsword, Blender, Blue Flame, Bo Diddly, Bouncy Boba, Bubble Berry, Bubblepop, Bumble Buzz, Bunny and Bear
Carlos Brony, Cecil Heartstrings, Cherry Okapi, Cherry Soda, Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon Treats, Coffee Talk, Collective Thoughts, Cosmic Nova, Crayon, Cross Stitch, Cruel “Bandy” Joke, Crystal Clear, Curlycue V. Lovelace, Dahlia Von Ripper, Daring Star, Dean (Superwhooves), Derpy (Science), DewDusts, Discorded Celestia, Dr. Centipone, Dr. Radical, Dweeby
Edgar Allen Poeny, Electro Beats, Electro Bolt, Ella Elixir, Emotionly Maud Pie, Enderpony, the Equestrian Paranormal Society, Faint Note, Fanny “Finnegan” Pack, Fin, FlutterPsycho, Frost Shard, Frosty Mint, Fullforce
Galactic Gazer, Gamer, Geoff (of One), Ginger Snap, Green Breeze, Guyra, Hallo and Elder, Highlighter, Ink Heart, Inkie Heart, Ion Spark, Johnny Lightem, Killion Lightfeather, King Sombra, Kora Lionheart
Lathos the Scribe, Lehr Flux, Lemonaden, Leo Lion, Licky Lick, Lightning Feather, Little Emerald, Little Lulu, Lola Cloudmaker, Lovely Pages, Lovey Dovey, Lucky Hooves, Luminance “Lumey” and Blacklight “Light,” Mae, Mary Scarf, Minx, Misfit, Miss Romancedy, Monday Mornings, Mysticwings, Mytho
Nako, Nebula, Nerdy, Nightraxx, Nox, Nurse Nimble, Nut Job, Ocean Spray, Odd Ends, Opalescence Pearl, Peachy Pit, Pearly Whites, Penpoint, Peony, Phantom/the Pony of the Opera, Pinkamena and Jack Trotter, Pipsqueak (Teenage), PitterPatter, PiX, Poké, Poorly Drawn Pony, Prince Preppie, Princess Celestia (Letters to), Princess Luna (Bagel), Princess Luna (on the Moon), Princess Scribble, Princess Winter Snow, Rain Runner, Rainbow Dash (’s Mailbag), Rainbow Melody, Rapier, Razor and Igniter, Red Fire, Redbeiry, Reina, Ren (the Alien Pony), Richard Molrah, Rotten “Rot” Grave, Ruby Sleet
Saint Colarix, Sally, Sarsaparilla Hoofer, Scar Patch, Scribbles Styal, Seaborn Shire, Secret Tale, Sera, Serial Liking Pony, Shade, Shining Star, Shining Star and Skyla, Silver Pallette, Sockz Sowing, SoloFire, Southern Petal, Starlight Marie Gear, Steel Strings, StormStone, Storyteller, Straight Razor, Strawberry Sweet, Stud Muffin, the Subconscious Ponies, Sullen, Summer Splash, SuperMare/Clara Kent, Sweet Disaster, Sweet Paw, Sweetgrass, Sweety Peach
The Time Mistress, Time Twister and Doctor Pater, Timid-Apple, Tinker Glide, Tracy Flash, Tuxedo Blend, Twilight Sparkle (Nerdy/Otaku), Twilight Sparkle (Psychotic), Twilight Sparkle (Time Traveler), UG, Vector Dust, Viola, Violin Sunrise, Winged Cross, Writingmare, YouTube Pony, Yuta and Wuta, Zeus
As of now, I have about 175 followers (that’s about 25 less than 200!), and 100 of them–99 in the picture–have a lot of character! Speaking of character, the 55 blogs by characters–all of them ponies (more or less)–that are following me so far (in this order) are: 1. Ask Sullen, 2. Sketchy Lime, 3. Daltamos, 4. Ask Cloudberry Blue, 5. Ask Two-faced Pone, 6. Ask Misfortune, 7. Ask Teenage Scootaloo, 8. Ask Nox the Pony, 9. Ask Banana Split, 10. Kora Lionheart, 11. Ask Nurse M.D., 12. Ask Shining Star and Skyla, 13. Ask Experiment 24-A, 14. Lumey and Light Answer, 15. Ask Rasmus and Friends, 16. Ask Miss Rose, 17. Ask Licky Lick, 18. Ask Artemis Frost, 19. Toxic Delights, 20. Ask the Future Crusaders, 21. Ask Princess Carol, 22. Rena the Snake Charmers, 23. Ask PitterPatter, 24. Ask Dragicorn and Friends, 25. Ask Spiny, 26. Ask Changeling Cadance, 27. Ask Astrid and Willow, 28. Ask Scar Patch, 29. Ask the YouTube Pony, 30. Blazsword, 31. Ask BladeEdge, 32. Ask Weapon Master, 33. Ask Mystic Twi, 34. Ask Nightraxx and Roaring Rhythm, 35. Ask Jeff the Killer P0ny, 36. Ask Sweety Peach, 37. Ask Swashbuckle, 38. Ask Glitch, 39. Ask Chunky Big Mac, 40. Ask Writingmare, 41. Ask MLP Aperture, 42. Ask Sweet Paw, 43. Ask Felix Rotchart, 44. Vector Dust, 45. Cutie Whooves Answers, 46. Pony Amelia Pond, 47. The Bunny and Bear, 48. Doctor Centipone, 49. Ask Maud Pie Blog, 50. Ask Sweet Disaster, 51. Ask Occult Pony, 52. Ask Sora, Riku, and Kairi the Pony, 3. Ask Redbeiry and Friends MLP, 54. Nikki Kitty X, 55. Ask Keykeeper Dom
Honorable mention goes to these fine blogs: Ask NoteBeat and Freinds (#70), Link of Equestria (#71), FidoDido555 (#75), Ask Ultimaweapon (#77), Darkness Rage Light (#82), Ask Anya the Russian Mare (#85), iSweetiePie13 (#86), Animation Is a Bawss (#87), Skywiz (#88), Misty Mod (#89), Loose Fiber (#92), Maybe Ask Rosepetals (#94), Alexs the Alicorn (#95), Stormbringer15 (#96), Novadeathblade (#99), Ask the Fruity Ponies (#100), Ask Derpy and Fluttershy (#103), Belgium Brony (#104), Ask Strike Comet (#106), Nero Bloodtotem (#107), The Toast with the Most (#109), Ask Blueblood’s Dad (#110), Gone Too Deep (#112), Libby and Irene (#116), Twixie Answers Mod (#119), NickLuna138 (#124), Ask Speedy X and Company (#125), Chaos Magic’s Mod (#126), Ask Lula the Werewolf (#127), Ask Rarity and Coco Pommel (#128), Ask Alicorn Rarity (#129), Ask Thunderblast (#133), Zott Fonts (#142), Bat in Glasses (#143), Ruse’s Romps, Etc. (#144), Mod of Bubbles (#147), Saethwr the Alicorn (#148), Dragomatic (#149), Ask Nick Pone (#154), Irstaandarts (#157), Ask the Starlight Mod (#158), George’s Family Blog (#159), Ask LumineeBlue (#160), Ask Filly Hysteria (#161), Fluttershy and Stuff (#162), Ask Speedy X Mod Blog (#163), Dewahwah (#164), Blow Grenade (#166), Mirenheart (#167), Funbag Napkin (#170), and Ask Low Life (#171).
By the way, remember when I said that I was gonna post something impressive featuring the characters from their respective blogs? Well, this isn’t it; this is just a preview. Like I said before, I promise that it’ll be a real humdinger!
So I decided to do this contest because I love Hearts and Hooves Day! ^-^ Please read rules below.
1. You must be following me.(new followers are always welcome)
2. Likes and reblogs count(limit is 3)
3. You will have 48 hours to send me a ref pic if you win. Otherwise, I will pick another winner.
4. I don`t know what else to say…
There will be 5 winners. Here are the prizes:
First: full color of their oc(shaded) + background
Second: full color of their oc(shaded but no background)
Third and Fourth: flat colored oc
Fifth: clean sketch of oc
The contest ends on Feb. 20th(I extended it). I will use a random name generator. I hope this contest turns out okay(I hope it doesn`t fail like all my other contests). Anyways, good luck everypony. :)
My Top 20 Followers (101 through 200) are Artemis Frost, Astrid and Willow, Blazing Ashe, Blazsword, Bo Diddly, Bunny and Bear, Chunky Big Mac, the Equestrian Paranormal Society, Hysteria, Low Life, Nia, Nox, Scar Patch, SoloFire, Sullen, Sweet Disaster, Sweet Paw, Sweety Peach, Writingmare, and YouTube Pony.
So.. I have been trying out new eye styles and this is what I ended up with. I think it looks pretty cool, but I don`t know. I`m going to use this for my Hearts and Hooves Day Giveaway. ^-^ I`ll post it tomorrow. What do you guys think about it?