“How do I find my patron deity?” is a question that echoes throughout the pagan communities on Tumblr and elsewhere. What doesn’t seem to get discussed very often is what having a patron deity entails. It’ll be different with every deity and devotee, of course, depending on the deity’s personality and the nature of the original culture in question. The dynamics of a patronship with a Kemetic god versus an Irish god versus a Hellenic god are not the same; this previous post demonstrates a bit of that. And that’s just three people in a community of thousands!
Just to be clear, I’m speaking as an Irish polytheist and someone with a strong sensitivity to power dynamics, so much of what I’ve said is influenced by those things. I’m coming from a specific tradition with a specific background. Others will have different opinions and experiences, as evidenced by that first link above. Don’t take my words as fact, only as one person’s opinion.