Depending on what sort of Pagan you are, there are different beliefs about the Gods. Some folks think of them as Jungian archetypes. Others believe they’re just facets of a greater single divine power. Still others think they’re individual entities, and even some of them think that there’s still a greater overarching power.
I’m not always sure where I fall on that continuum of belief, but mostly I stick to the idea that the Gods present themselves as individuals, so I work on the assumption that they are.
One of the runes, Gebo (also a G – how fitting for this week), means gift. Gebo is shaped like an X. In my training on runes, one of the primary meanings of Gebo is “gift” – and that’s symbolized by that X shape. It symbolizes the connections between the giver and the receiver, > and < – but it also symbolizes the relationship we have with the Gods, the gifts we receive from them and the offerings and worship we give them, ^ and v.
All in all, that’s how I see my relationship with the Gods and Goddesses I have relationships with. Energy shared and exchanged, respect and a good working relationship, and a long history together, getting to know each other. That’s what the Gods are for me.