For the Inner Divinity Contest [link]
hosted by the Wordsmiths Guild, of which I am a member![link]
I chose Vishnu, the supreme god of Hinduism, because of the basic premise in his (or her) mythology: that Vishnu, sleeping in the cosmos, dreams, and that his dream is all existence.
For a nice article by Joseph Campbell, detailing the spiritual symbolism of Hindu mythology and Vishnu, visit: [link]