I have always been drawn to the Hindu God, Ganesha - Remover of Obstacles. I have a small wood figurine of Ganesha that appeared in my home about ten years ago. I'm not sure where he came from, but I'm glad he showed up. It's been a tough week in my home as we're still dealing with the emotional fallout of Charlie's recent MRI. (You can read about that HERE.) Sometimes I see Ganesha as a little spirit, pulling me through the difficult moments with his little rope, sweeping the debris aside with his trunk. I am not Indian, nor do I study Hinduism - but for some reason, Ganesha speaks to me. I'm sure that you also have unexplained affinities for deities or iconic figures from other cultures. Who are they and how did they come to befriend you?
...and here is my little Ganesha.
He's only about three inches tall, but he's a powerful little guy.