Gaia Sash: Oh ok, you, nature cleric, I should have come to you first! C’mon man, put me on! There’s no vine you’ll never be able to fuck! I’ll give you sexual conquests over anything, what do you want to fuck, an onion?
Merle: I don’t need your help, pal, to have sex with an onion. Bermuda, red, doesn’t matter! Onion rings?! They’re MINE!
Merle and Kravitz can’t contact their gods because Lucretia’s barrier is working. The hunger might not be eating the gods, maybe now that she has enough relics behind it, her powered- up barrier is keeping them out of this reality
So during the Eleventh Hour arc, Istus reassures Merle that it’s ok if he works for her because she and Pan are friends, and then during their date in the next Lunar Interlude, Kravitz says that he’s sure he can pull some strings to keep Tres Horny Boys in business because the Raven Queen is friends with Istus
This could indicate that Istus is just, like, super popular on the Celestial Plane and gets along with everyone, but I think I prefer to interpret it as Istus, Pan, and the Raven Queen are all members of the same heavenly clique