The first humans were gods—powerful ones. But as they multiplied, their powers and domains were broken and distributed among their offspring: from the sun goddess rose dawn and evening, from the earth god, stone and treasure. And as the children of the gods multiplied and became the human race, these domains splintered further and further and grew weaker and more specific, until in the present day Lars Nilson of Oslo, 55, is the unwitting god of the sound rain makes upon a single pond in India, and your great-grandmother may have been the goddess of calico cats, but you are only the god of one, named Jupiter, and he hates you.

Everyday Magic, 2017
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