Jealous Gods and Goddesses
Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" Are you the jealous type? Do jealous people annoy you? Has your life been negatively impacted by jealousy in the past? Right now? Read on!
We at "The Gods Are Bored" hate jealous deities! The immortal pox take all jealous deities! Jealousy is not an emotion befitting an immortal. And You know who You are, jealous deity!
Actually, that should be jealous deities, because the busy Bible god doesn't have the jealousy market cornered by any stretch.
Over the weekend, Mr. Johnson and I took an itty bitty overnight trip to the Chesapeake Bay. It was sunny when we set out. It clouded over as we drove there. The Bed and Breakfast I chose had beautiful rooms with waterview vistas, but the hosts were wackadoos. The restaurant ruined the rockfish! (Those of you from Maryland will recognize this unholy sacrilege ... but can you believe it happened right by the dock where the fish are brought to land?)
Nevertheless, Mr. Johnson and I had a splendid time. It's not often we get to be together without our little fledglings.
Enter jealous Aphrodite.
I guess this doggone Goddess, renowned for Her jealousy, took aim at me today. Because today was one of those days from hell when I had to work 11 hours at school, and now I'm home, and there's housework to do. Mr. Johnson is slaving away at a big project... For shame, Aphrodite! Do you have to pine for every good looking mortal on the planet? Leave my husband and me alone!
We at "The Gods Are Bored" hope we don't offend any Hellenists out there, but it's no wonder the busy jealous god eroded the power of those Greco-Roman deities. Almost every Greco-Roman deity is jealous in some way, whereas in the Bible, the only jealous one is God. Really cuts down on the jealousy factor.
So, Aphrodite. Will you please move along? There are so many mortals and so little time.
Would someone out there distract Aphrodite before she drowns me in a sea of over-work?