Earlier today our attention was drawn to this tweet, from a well-known religious commentator / youtuber.
This isn’t just Bad Theology. It’s also Bad Linguistics.
How? Take a look at “Herakles” / “Hercules”. Root of name is Hera. Does this make Herakles somehow a ‘really’ female deific? I think not.
More to the point –
Observe the situation with, way, Shiva and Shivaa (‘Mrs Shiva’), Rudra & Rudrani, Kaal & Kali … or Jupiter & Juno, the shared stem between Zeus & Dione (our friend the ‘Dyews’ that gives us … Dyaus & Diva), I could go on at great length but you get the idea.
Masculine & Feminine Theonymics for Male & Female Gods doesn’t mean that there’s one God that’s both genders. It just means there’s a pretty standard IE situation going on. Wherein often you’ll find Husband & Wife with Male & Female variants of the relevant theonymic / conceptry.
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Three sides to every coin. Does that make him wrong and you right? Or vice versa? Perhaps you should request an on air discussion with Ocean to explain in even more detail your position and allow him the same? And, yes, there are three sides to a coin.