People like gambling, you bet to have fun or earn extra money. When they are lucky or when someone is watching, you simply want to take the opportunity, to prove that fate smiles on them and betting / gambling is no exception.
Pray to God for a team to play a game so that you can win a bet is more or less selfish when there are so many bad things in the world. But what about these ancient gods from the past, the people believed on them and prayed for them for fate. The different myths of the world describe powerful gods that dominate the world of gambling. Here are some of the gods that can influence the outcome of our football game in our favor:
Hermes is a Greek god of gambling, profit, risk and gaming. Hermes was the wings of the messengers of the gods. He was a god party, weighing, trading, commerce, theft. He is also known as mercury in Roman mythology. His father is Zeus, the general of Greek gods.
Thoth is an Egyptian gambler. He had the same qualities as the Greek god, Hermes. He is the creator of magic, the inventor of writing, the messenger of the gods and the divine conductor and mediator. According to legend, he won 5 extra days by playing with the moon (then known as Iabet) in dice games to help Heavenly Goddess Nut to have their children.
Macuilxochitl, (five flowers, also called Xochipilli) is the Aztec god of gambling, music, dance. He was a god of games, from board games (Patolli) to the Aztec version of football (Ullamaliztli). Usually as a god of fun and dance, Xochipilli could also send sexually transmitted diseases to anyone who violates reminders by participating in sexual intercourse.
Li-Nezha is a Chinese Jew. He is probably the only one of the Chinese gods who can reveal the winning prize in a lottery. Li-Nezha is perhaps more known as Nataku or Nata from the Japanese anime semi-mortal war god. In ancient times mortal men worship him as a god of gambling and gambling.
Lakshmi, is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity and fortune. Lakshmi is a group of god Vishnu. Hindu believes that the one who worships Lakshmi sincerely and not in greed, will be blessed with fate and success. After worshiping Lakshmi at Diwali, many Hindi people are gamble and spend a lot and believe that Lakshmi has given them good luck.
Nohoilpi – gambling god Navajo. Also called "he who works for men". He is a denied son of Tsohanoai. He came down to earth and taught his game games games to the various tribes, but failed to abuse his power by leaving them in all his games and collecting his work by hassling people to build a city to mark his glory. He was defeated by a Navajo man who was sent by other gods and was thrown into the sky.