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    "About the Transgender Verse of the Goddess Invocation"

    There's an interesting article found here about transgender and gender-variant people and their relationship with the gods. Although short, it lists some gender-variant gods which may be interesting for those who identify as such themselves.
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    Re: "About the Transgender Verse of the Goddess Invocation"

    Also, if anyone has experience/knowledge of gender-diverse deities, I'll be setting up a blog to chronicle information about them, so anything you'd like to share would be appreciated.
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    Re: "About the Transgender Verse of the Goddess Invocation"

    Hey Mothboy! I missed this the first time around somehow...sorry about that. I'm cis, but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that Frey is very accepting of transgender individuals. One account (Gesta Danorum 6) by a follower of Odin speaks With seeming discomfort of a visit to Denmark during rites for Frey, and the "effeminate gestures" and "tinkling bells" of the priests, and so it is possible that the service of Frey was a bit of a haven for those who did not fit the Viking-era standard of masculinity, for whatever reason.

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    Re: "About the Transgender Verse of the Goddess Invocation"

    You might look at Quan Yin,a buddhist Goddess that it seems started out as a male God.

    http://www.exoticindiaart.com/article/kuanyin/

    There are several spellings of her name.

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    Re: "About the Transgender Verse of the Goddess Invocation"

    Thank you both! I am looking into those now. The blog I mentioned is up and running now, hosted on Tumblr: Trans* Paganism. It'll be slow going for a while, as I'm juggling university assessments and job hunting with it, but by May I'll be able to fill it with all sorts or purloined knowledge.
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    Re: "About the Transgender Verse of the Goddess Invocation"

    While sometimes described androgynously, Ishtar isn't really a goddess who is transgendered, but she had priests that were transgendered.
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    Re: "About the Transgender Verse of the Goddess Invocation"

    Two gods that "transcend gender" are Ymir and Tuisto, the hermaphroditic progenitors of the N. European pantheons.

    Another angle, that you might find some blogging inspiration in, is gods who aren't transgender in myth, but who become so as cultures shifts. Ex. Nerthus (female) becomes Njord (male) etc.

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