That does not mean that you cannot have a special relationship with just some of the Gods and Goddesses. The Triad of Odin, Thor and Freyja, is very important to me ! As is Skadhi, Magni, and Modi ! But my special relationship with them does not diminish the way I feel about Gersemi, Thrud, or Hermod. I would never....... insult them, for lack of a better word, by calling, or categorizing them as " lesser Gods, or Goddesses.
I also don't particularly like the term "Frigga's handmaidens " to describe some of the Goddesses. This to me lessens their importance in the eyes of Asatruar, and leads to prejudice that in some cases has placed them on a second tier in our view of their place in that Pantheon . Vor, Var, Gna, Snotra, Lofn, etc......, are not second tier Goddesses, they simply have different roles that some seem to believe lessens their importance. If you look, ( read), what these Goddesses' duties are you will see that their importance is magnified by that knowledge.
So don't ever let me hear, or read, anyone calling our Gods and Goddesses, lesser Gods ! In my eyes and in my heart they are all equally important in their own unique ways !!
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