The goddess of soc.culture.nordic (also known as "net.goddess") offers her blessing upon all who enter her homepage. While the goddess appreciates all homage shown her, she reminds her faithful followers that she is, in the fine tradition of Nordic deities, neither almighty nor perfect. However, she is perhaps very close to the latter - having just enough imperfections to make her interesting and rather unpredictable. She especially wishes to encourage loving devotion to and faithful adoration of your own personal god or goddess of choice.
Silly you! A goddess doesn't come into being. She simply is.
Since the goddess herself is an Internet junkie, it is appropriate that she offer her public a way of adoring her through the World Wide Web. While reports have surfaced of personal altars being built to her, the goddess is quite satisfied with quiet adulation while viewing this home page. Contrary to most theologies, the goddess prefers that her devotees themselves partake of any or all of the appropriate offerings while worshipping her - the most important being music and libations. If your locale is blessed with a incarnation of the goddess, she is often willing to accept offerings in person and to partake of them with her devotees. For personal altars, appropriate sacred objects may include candles, floral tributes, Wiener Nougat, Icelandic bananas, lutefisk and flags of the Nordic nations.
What rewards will the faithful receive? The goddess will smile upon you. She will think kind and favorable thoughts about you. Does this work? Just look at what happened with:
The goddess no longer maintains a manifestation schedule on the Web, but there is one for dance incarnations. Although the goddess is most often found now in southeastern Minnesota, she has been known to grace other areas of the world with her presence. One manifestation, for instance, occurred in San Francisco, where the goddess had dinner with the King and Queen of Norway (although the goddess is quite certain that they weren't aware of her presence...).
The gods of s.c.n have said many kind things about the goddess - and were responsible for bestowing divine status upon her. This pleases the goddess greatly -- but embarrasses her deeply. What has brought about this obeisance? It is unclear. If you are interested, you may now read what her devotees say about her in The Official "I Met Ruth" Guestbook and you may share your own divine revelation, if you wish. This will, of course, save us all from having to read these postings on s.c.n.
Those who are patient are rewarded. To separate mythology from reality,simply click here.
The goddess bestows Extraordinary Blessings upon Gunnar Blix for all his assistance. Special favor is also granted to Nils Anders Hellberg, Einar Indridason, Antti Lahelma, Magnus Lindgren, Poul Alberg Østergaard,Tor Slettnes and Gharlane of Eddore for their offerings/assistance.
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