Patron Deities

I was thinking today about how in the ancient world cities had patron deities.  How would this work in today’s world, I wonder?  Would you have a temple in every State capitol, with a dedicated space to the first governor?  Would you honor local heroes and founders, or establish a personification of the city?  Should Native American other than human beings be addressed and petitioned to see if they’re interested?  Festivals on the States founding day?  I’d imagine some kind of pseudo-Chinese hierarchy, with a national deity at the top, then state deities, and then local.  Would the god of a major metro area have authority over the god of a nearby suburb?

Just some thoughts … I think I’ll write more on this …


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