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What Deity or Spiritual Being fits this physical description?

When I was little I had reoccurring dreams and visions of this human form bathed in a whitey-blue light, and now I've been having them again and I'd just like to know if anyone has heard of them before, or if I'm just going a little crazy.

They have pitch black dark hair, really pale white skin almost like marble, their form is half woman half man (they're always nude), their palms are always open towards me, and their beauty is so indescribable - their beauty is unworldly, full lips.

And I think (even though I'm not religious) that they have said God's name to me quite a bit - so perhaps they're from Judaism or Christianity?

Thank you

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Hi that's a tricky one. Sort of like a detective story. The first thing that came to mind when I read this was the Hindu deity Krishna, as a boy. Although I don't think he'd have pale skin unless powdered* or, perhaps, radiant.

Try a Google Image search with these keywords >> boy krishna blue

You could also try >> Shiva

and >> Siva

Siva is often portrayed as half-male, half female (although the female side usually isn't blue - http://scriptures.ru/india/murtis/ardhanareshwara.jpg )

I'd also add that, IMHO, when God communicates to us we really know, we don't just think. So I would just keep investigating this. I believe the best way to go about this kind of phenomena is to treat them as hypotheses--worthy of our attention but in need of verification.

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*Some vintage Hindu prayer cards show his face a bit paler. This might be because, historically speaking, many lighter skinned Hindus were just as racist as any other racist group on the planet, looking down on peoples of darker skin color. >> http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/racism-is-in-your-face-not-under-your-skin

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