I love Gaiman, he rocks.
My BeanBean can recite most of The Wolves in the Walls, it's his favorite on that disc. BooBah likes 'Crazy Hair.' It's more rhythmic, I guess.
Honestly, Gaiman's take on gods and godesses was the closest I'd ever seen to my own. For example, the idea that gods exist if and when people believe in them, that they derive not only their power but their very lives from that belief, the strength and fervor of it; that jived perfectly with my own understanding of what gods must be. Since I discovered a name for my belief system, I've been dying to know if Gaiman is, in fact, a Chaos Mage.
As to my ancestry-- when most people say "I'm a mutt," they mean that they have a few different varieties of European ancestry. Not I-- I am mixed like a bucket of paint. My mother is Russian (about 3/4) and Polish (about 1/4). Her people came from Russia, Poland, and Belarus. My father was half Irish and probably something else (but we'll never know). His mother called herself "black" but was in fact very mixed-- part AA, part NA, part white (who knows what kind) and part Chinese.
So, um, yeah. Mixed.
I feel occasionally an affinity with individual deities, but never an entire pantheon, which was my problem with Wicca. How could I celebrate the Summer Solstice, for example, when the deities to whom I felt most attuned were Coyote and Bast?
And of course, to make things even more strange, I couldn't believe in them when I didn't feel any need to do so. I guess it's not all that strange, among the Chaotes, but it really felt strange and lonely at the time.