So I have shrines to a lot of Greek divinities who all reached out to me in different ways and then there are a couple I reached out to first.
Hermes reached out to me through birds - first the birds showed up, then I had a strong feeling there was something spiritual about them, and eventually through a series of research and intuition, I found it was Hermes - who, as it turns out speaks to mortals through “augury” (omens through birds). I did not set out looking into the birds thinking Hermes, and it wasn’t as straightforward as a direct connection between Hermes and said birds. I had to seek with an open mind, and it was him.
The gods and goddesses (i follow their greek traditions and correspondences, not so much the Roman, but Rome did absorb the mythology and archetypes) may reach out to you blatantly or with subtlety, but you dont have to be a “chosen one.”
Dionysos - i was struggling with a stressful work situation that was making me overly anxious and taking a toll on my mental health. I laid on the floor and recited his orphic hymn - no incense, no candles - and asked him if he would be so kind as to help me, and he did, and i was put at ease immediately. This was only one such experience of a multitude now in a matter of months, and he has since led me to some glorious revelations about myself, my humanness, and divinity that i will always cherish him for (and he has a shrine). But if im honest with you, Dionysus was actually one of the last greek gods i imagined id ever have a spiritual connection with, and then i realized “why did i ignore him for so long?”
My advice: dont wait for signs, scans or divination. Take a moment with one of them - you can say a hymn, or just talk out loud, call to them, etc. it doesnt have to be fancy, and you dont have to have prophetic dreams. Just ask them. Theyre available
to everyone. Too often people project their own things onto them, and paganism is such a niche religion, an idea of being chosen, called, or having a specific deity gets thrown around in the neo pagan and metaphysical communities. And you dont have to work with just one or even have a primary or devote yourself forever or even “devote” at all - and thats polytheism! Lol.
I don’t consider myself a diviner, but I did think of Demeter a lot writing this, so that may be something. Or not.