I’ve worked with Surtr, Erebos, and Khaos among the more “Traditional” primordial entities. I am devoted to Cain, Erebos, Loki, Lucifer, La Santa Muerte, and Quetzalcoatl.
Surtr helped me defend both my own self, as well as enjoys aggression towards others. He’d very warlike, but not a total meathead. He’s methodical until he, well, goes berserk so to speak (norse concept but not exactly what he Does). Surtr has come to me looking massive, of course, very broad, extremely muscular in a very practical way. His hair is completely untamed, hugs messy beard, totally unlike what you would think “viking” would look like, more like neanderthal.
Erebus has helped me a great deal. He is very grim, very somber, surprisingly quiet. He feels like ambience embodied, like a low almost electronic hum in your mind but it’s more alien. He is very dignified, as well. While Hades is known as god of the underworld and an entity also associated with wealth, Erebus is likewise associated with wealth in my experience. Money is like dirt to him, it’s like asking for a rock off of someone’s yard. He helped me pay for my school and has helped me come to terms with my path in life. He is great at helping deal with acceptance of all things. He prefers it when people do not overstep their boundaries with the nature of things. Manipulating through magic is different, however. It’s hard to perfectly explain. He is very aloof, much more so than other entities I have worked with.
Khaos is almost epitome of “primordial.” He is. Void. Nothing. And yet he is Everything. All. Everywhere. It’s almost as though I am speaking with an eldritch Lovecraftian being while at the same time I’m talking to an amoeba. Micro and Macro, alien in both cosmic and earthly sense. He is good for shadow guidance, when I can understand him.
I am devoted to Loki and have worked with all his family, as well as other Norse gods. My specific Norse pantheon consists of Loki, Sigyn, Angrboda, Hela, Farbauti, Laufey, Svadilfari, Jormungandr, Sleipnir, Vali, Narfi, Fenrir, Tyr, Freyr, Skadi, and Hodr. I also worship them in their darker aspects, Sigyn as both a goddess of fidelity and loyalty and motherhood, but also loss and hardship and making things work. Freyr as god of mulch, decomposition, death, and the dark things needed to create life. He is also known for having drowned sacrifices and the burial mounds of kings dedicated to him. Tyr as a fallen king, as a god of broken oaths, as a god of sacrifice. Fenrir not only as the angry fen-dweller, but as one who was betrayed, hurt by those he loved and trusted. The other children of Loki as innocence betrayed, as impulse and anger and destruction. And much more beyond just this. I’ve worked with them for years and have developed deep relationships with each.
Cain is brooding and smoldering. Dark. Sanguine. Confident. He feels like a handsome stranger in a 1940s film noir bar, homme fatale. He is also considered in traditional witchcraft the originator of witchcraft, of witch’s blood or witch’s flame. He is perfect for guidance on the craft, he is both patient and stern. I can only wish I can be like him.
La Santa Muerte is like a grandmother. Loving and kind. She is very grim and very serious, but she can take a joke, especially hard, dark, satirical ones. She is protective of all her children, second and third and fifth and sixth chances. People do what they can to live, and she will not fault them for it. After all, all things will go to her, no matter what. She forgives easily, but she doesn’t forget. She learns, and makes sure you learn your lessons, too.
I’ve been drawn to Quetzalcoatl most of my life. I hadn’t realized it until later that it was because he was calling me back to my heritage. I had avoided him for so long because I felt like I didn’t belong to my own culture, that there was little to no way I could reconnect with it, or him. He has embraced me as one of his own, and he has guided me back to my ancestral home. I am still learning of him, and for him, and will do my best to continue his worship to the best of my abilities. He has helped me begin to retrace my ancestry and worship my originator gods.