Since there are so many gods within the various regional traditions of Heathenry, trying to engage in a regular gifting cycle with every single one of them is not recommended. Instead, Heathens are encouraged to focus on a few gods who have associations with regular aspects of their lives. For instance, a sailor might worship the Norse god Njörðr or the Anglo-Saxon god Wada, both of whom have associations with bodies of water, but not Skaði or Ēostre, who do not. Heathens might also feel that some gods’ myths or attributes relatable in some way, such as Týr and oaths or Ing and death, and choose to worship them for that reason.

Regardless of how many gods someone worships, Heathens generally agree that all of the gods should be shown the respect they are due.