As the youngest, non-natural deity-like being, he didn't have the history-- or the patience-- D or Jule had with such creatures as the Watchers.
My father was the White God, the deity charged with safeguarding good and battling evil on behalf of all the creatures of the universe.
But, if an Immortal or human or deity corners you, and you aren't able to summon me, you need to know how to defend yourself, Darkyn started.
You want to lead another deity through my domain without my permission.
She blinked, not registering the deity was behind her until he spoke.
"Past-Death offered him me, the deity's mate she created, the only chance he had for a mate like every other deity," she said.
It wasn't her physical appearance; it was the shimmer of uncertainty and worry around her, emotions the deity hadn't been capable of.
All along, she'd hoped some part of the former deity was able to appreciate Gabriel as only a human lover could.
She didn't know what the former deity sensed, but she wasn't going to stick around too long to find out.
He was Death, after all, a deity in his own right.
Maybe having the former deity as a mate wasn't so bad.
He cured my human side, brought the deity side back, and joined our souls, she replied a little too quickly.
No matter what they thought of his human origins, he was still the deity in charge of the underworld.
Without the senses of a deity, she was unaware of him.
Gabriel guessed the deity considered his work done and was no longer concerned.
"The soul of a deity or former deity has special standing," Deidre pushed.
It was impossible to forget Fate or Death or any other deity once one crossed their paths or to deny that such creatures not only existed, but played a game no one else understood or had a chance of winning.
My days were not days of the week, bearing the stamp of any heathen deity, nor were they minced into hours and fretted by the ticking of a clock; for I lived like the Puri Indians, of whom it is said that "for yesterday, today, and tomorrow they have only one word, and they express the variety of meaning by pointing backward for yesterday forward for tomorrow, and overhead for the passing day."
Don't I feel that I form one link, one step, between the lower and higher beings, in this vast harmonious multitude of beings in whom the Deity--the Supreme Power if you prefer the term--is manifest?
For the ancients these questions were solved by a belief in the direct participation of the Deity in human affairs.
It would seem that having rejected the belief of the ancients in man's subjection to the Deity and in a predetermined aim toward which nations are led, modern history should study not the manifestations of power but the causes that produce it.
Science does not admit the conception of the ancients as to the direct participation of the Deity in human affairs, and therefore history ought to give other answers.
Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power."
If the Deity issues a command, expresses His will, as ancient history tells us, the expression of that will is independent of time and is not caused by anything, for the Divinity is not controlled by an event.
To understand in what this dependence consists it is necessary to reinstate another omitted condition of every command proceeding not from the Deity but from a man, which is, that the man who gives the command himself takes part in the event.