The divine has assumed many different faces and names through time, but it is still the divine.
Goddesses and gods give personalities and tales to this supreme life-force energy.
When we connect with a goddess or god, we are connecting with a facet of divine energy that has the specific ability to help us focus on or work through a particular area of life.
These gods do not replace our connection to God/the Universe/Spirit but help us to develop it in the knowledge that there are many aspects to that incredible energy.
The god/goddess that is your spirit guide could be from any culture or spiritual tradition: Roman, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Native American, African, Maori, etc.
Often times they will be from your own cultural heritage but they could also come from the other side of the world.
In this case, there might be a connection to a past life that is worth exploring. But please refrain from cultural appropriation and be respectful of the culture you are dealing with.
Examples of well-known goddesses and gods from around the world
Mars, Odin, Freya, Yemanya, Shiva, Kali, Gaia, Pele, Zeus, Thor, Isis, Ra, Horus, Venus, Shango, Anansi, Susanoo, Zorya, Maui, Inanna, Astarte, Kokopelli, Loki and many more.
How to know which god or goddess is trying to communicate with you
Pay attention to any gods or goddesses you encounter in your dreams, in books, on the internet or anywhere else. Especially if they appear more than three times, you should start thinking about which message they might have for you.
If you want to know for sure that your spirit guide is a god or goddess, take the free Spirit Guide Quiz: