For anyone curious how Identification works, here’s an example:
The Earth Goddess begins: “I am the Green Goddess, Fertile Mother and Bringer of Union. I carry the Loving Cup and am served by the Entwined Serpents.” This is how the Green Goddess identifies herself.
She first identifies Yanioth: “I see you Earth-worshiper, Fertility-worshiper, and recognize you as a Daughter of the Earth. I embrace you.” Yanioth has been identified as a Daughter of Ernalda – which is what she hoped for. She can continue to emulate her deity in the heroquest.
She then identifies Vishi Dunn, but not how his player expects: “I see you, Lost Moon Soul, and recognize you as the Blue Moon without Name.” Vishi Dunn had hoped to emulate Waha here but the Goddess has not recognized him as such. He no longer receives any bonuses for emulating his deity.
She then identifies Vasana: “I see you Air-Worshiper, Death-bringer, and recognize you, youngest child of the Primal Storm, called the Adventurer. I challenge you to prove your worth.” Vasana has been identified as Orlanth Adventurer, and receives bonuses for emulating her deity, but unfortunately, she is now confronted by the Green Goddess, who overcame Orlanth Adventurous.
Note that the deity identifies itself through titles, not cult names, and give one or two attributes or deeds that could be narratively useful for the players and the Gamemaster.
Now Vishi Dunn might be able to challenge his identification with the Blue Moon, but his player is not sure he can pull it off. If he challenges and loses, his connection to Waha might be permanently altered or even lost.