Nourishment and Sacrifice: are you a god?

As a pagan, my spiritual framework recognizes both goddesses and gods. Deity finds expression in both, and in fact, one of the most sacred communions in my tradition is the union between the Goddess and the God, what some call the Great Rite. For most pagans, as a practical matter, our reverence and practice of the Great Rite is often more symbolic. That said, it is powerful symbolism that resonates deeply.