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3 Powerful Deities for Death [& How to Ask for Their Favors]

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Written by: Tina Caro

If you are interested in connecting with the otherworld you might have been trying a few things from spells to enhance your psychic abilities, maybe you used some divinatory tools, or you might have even attempted opening a portal to connect with the dead.

It could be because you want to connect with someone you lost but also simply because you want to take your spiritual journey to another level. I think it’s very important to learn to honor death as a part of our journey to living mindfully from a place of openness, acceptance, and respect.

Did you know that you can connect with deities for death to help them guide you towards a better, stronger, spiritual connection with death? If not, this is the article you need to read!

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Death is a natural part of life, and many cultures have deities and gods associated with various aspects of death, the afterlife, and the transition to the spirit world. Here are some deities and gods commonly linked to death:

  1. Hades (Greek Mythology): Hades is the Greek god of the underworld, ruling over the realm of the dead. He oversees the souls of the deceased and enforces the laws of the afterlife.
  2. Anubis (Egyptian Mythology): Anubis is an ancient Egyptian god associated with mummification and the afterlife. He is often depicted as a jackal-headed figure and guides souls through the process of judgment.
  3. Yama (Hinduism): Yama is the Hindu god of death and the lord of dharma (righteousness). He judges the souls of the deceased and determines their fate in the afterlife.
  4. Osiris (Egyptian Mythology): Osiris is an Egyptian god of the afterlife, rebirth, and resurrection. He symbolizes the cycle of life, death, and renewal.
  5. Santa Muerte (Folk Religion): Santa Muerte, or “Holy Death,” is a folk saint in Mexican and Mexican-American cultures. She is venerated as the personification of death and is believed to protect the faithful in their journey to the afterlife.
  6. Hel (Norse Mythology): Hel is a Norse goddess who rules over the realm of the dead. She governs those who do not ascend to Valhalla or the heavenly realms.
  7. Mictecacihuatl (Aztec Mythology): Mictecacihuatl is an Aztec goddess of the dead. She presides over the festivities of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) and is a symbol of both death and rebirth.
  8. Shinigami (Japanese Folklore): Shinigami are death spirits or gods in Japanese folklore. They are often depicted as guides or messengers to the afterlife.
  9. Erishkigal (Mesopotamian Mythology): Erishkigal is a Mesopotamian goddess of the underworld. She is associated with death, disease, and the afterlife.
  10. Mictlantecuhtli (Aztec Mythology): Mictlantecuhtli is an Aztec god of death and the ruler of the underworld, Mictlan. He is often depicted as a skeleton figure.
  11. Oya (Yoruba Religion): Oya is a Yoruba orisha (deity) associated with death and the cemetery. She is also a guardian of the ancestors.
  12. Thanatos (Greek Mythology): Thanatos is the Greek personification of death itself. He is often depicted as a winged god carrying a sword.

These deities and gods associated with death play essential roles in the beliefs, rituals, and cultural expressions surrounding the end of life and the transition to the afterlife. They represent the diverse interpretations of death across different cultures and belief systems.

Getting ready

I know how hard it can be to find a moment of calmness and positivity when dealing with death. You might be in pain because of someone close to you who passed away, or scared of the power of death but, in order to get ready for your deity and start creating a connection with a deity for death, you need to get ready to let the deity energy establish a brand new connection from a place of positivity and awareness.

Before getting started, if you feel like some negative energies are around you and linked to death you can cleanse yourself and your space to get ready to absorb some brand-new fresh energy. Choose the cleansing method you prefer!

Another thing you should keep in mind is that you need to let the deities know how much your respect and still care about the dead. Let them know they won’t be forgotten! Keep in mind that connecting with deities for death is not dangerous at all!

You are not doing something bad, on the contrary, you are going to spread some positivity and love to the dead.

Also read:
Here’s A Powerful Prayer for the Departed [5 Min Chant]

How to set up your place

Setting up your space to connect with a deity is very important. To connect with these specific deities, you need to make sure the place you choose is calm, peaceful, and distraction-free when working on establishing this connection.

Relax

I know how finding relaxation and peace when something like death is around can be very difficult. Try to spend some time in relaxation doing something you like and free your mind from all you think you know about death. It’s time to create a brand-new way of seeing, living and engaging with death.

Light a white candle

Especially if you want to connect with death to honor someone you lost, a white candle is the right candle for you to light to let its light show the deceased ones the way to avoid darkness and oblivion.

 

Use an item of someone you lost

You can bring an item related to the person who died. Choose an item that raises your vibrations, an item reminding you of beautiful moments together with this person. You can also use a picture of someone you lost for this part. Use your intuition.

Honor life

Honoring life while dealing with death is very important. Be thankful for what you have. Do something you like, something that sparks joy, something that makes you come alive. These deities want to know you are living your best life before reaching them on your final journey.

Also read:
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Here’s How to Honor Fall [a Witchy Way]
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Here’s How to Honor Winter [a Witchy Way]

Anubis, Egyptian Guardian of the Underworld

Statuette of Anubis. Ptolemaic Period

How to approach him?

Approach Anubis considering him as a bridge, a way to connect you to the afterlife. He is the one who leads the dead to the otherworld so focus on this aspect of his doing to help him know how much you would like to establish a connection with the death. He is the perfect deity if you feel someone you lost is struggling in finding his peace.

How to ask for his favors?

Ask him for favors with respect and relying on him completely as if he were a teacher, a guide.

Which offerings should you offer and how?

Incense is the perfect offering for Anubis. Choose something spicy and that you like the most. He is going to love it. Let it burn out completely.

Saying a prayer and thanking Anubis

“Anubis, God of the afterlife,
I am open to see life from a brand-new perspective
As a final journey to the ultimate rest
As a journey to the ultimate peace
Guide the dead to find their peace
Guide the dead into the light
I am open to see it this way
Blessed be
Thank you”

Hades, Greek King of the Underworld

Hades and Cerberus.

How to approach him?

Approach Hades with respect and reverence as he is considered to be the king of the underworld. You can rely on him to reconnect with the dead.

How to ask for his favors?

Ask him for favors by opening yourself up. Tell him how strongly you would like to connect with someone or how badly you want to open the realm of the dead.

Which offerings should you offer and how?

Offer him a dark whiskey. He appreciates it. In case you don’t have whiskey, you can offer him some dark red wine. When you want to get rid of the offering you can drink it. If you don’t want to you can throw it in running water.

Saying a prayer and thanking Hades

“Hades, king of the Underworld,
let me connect with the dead
Let me connect with death
I want to see differently
I want to embrace it with an open heart and mind
I am not scared of it
I am aware of the energy of your realm and I am here to honor it
I show death love, I show death respect
I show death an open awareness for being part of life
Blessed be
Thank you”

Thanatos, God of non-violent death

Winged youth with a sword, probably Thanatos, personification of death. Detail of a sculptured marble column drum from the Temple of Artemis at Ephesos, ca. 325-300 BC. Found at the south-west corner of the temple.

How to approach him?

Approach Thanatos with an open heart and with kindness. Let him know you appreciate what he does, protecting the dead and protecting the underworld. Let him know you are aware that he helps souls find their way into final peace and light.

How to ask for his favors?

Be humble and respectful but don’t be scared of him! He is a benevolent, kind deity. Talk to him in a relaxed way as he would be a friend of yours. Some people think he is evil, but he is not!

His sister was the one linked to destruction and violent death! Let’s give him justice showing him some love and respect!

Which offerings should you offer and how?

The best offerings for Thanatos are cypresses, small poppy seeds, or some graveyard soil. If you are not comfortable with these offerings, simply light up a candle and that’s it!

Saying a prayer and thanking Thanatos

“Thanathos, God of peaceful death
You, sweet, mean to guide us all in the final rest and peace
I recognize your energy, your kindness, your doing
You can lead the dead into light
You can help me see life from a place of positivity, calmness and peace
I am ready for it
I honor you
I respect you
I see you
Blessed be
Thank you”

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About
Tina Caro

Tina Caro is a witch with more than 10 years of experience, a yogi, an astrologer, and a passionate supporter of all things holistic! She’s also an owner of the website Magickal Spot where she discusses a variety of her favorite topics.

Magickal Spot has helped thousands of readers worldwide, and she’s personally worked with hundreds of clients and helped them manifest desires to have a happier and more abundant life.

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