Questions tagged [pantheon]

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Where can I find the earliest literary compendium for the Greek Pantheon?

I know that much of Greek mythology was passed on by word of mouth but someone must have been the first to collect this in one source. What was that Compendium and is there a version available in ...
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How did the gods in the Slavic pantheon relate to each other?

The Russian Primary Chronicle mentions the Slavic pantheon of Vladimir I of Kiev, possibly an attempt to reform Slavic paganism: Vladimir then began to reign alone in Kiev, and he set up idols on ...
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Are all Celtic Gods (Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and British) considered part of the same pantheon?

The term 'Celtic' means mythology from the British Isles, so are the gods from Irish, Welsh, and Scottish mythology all considered part of the same pantheon? For example, did people who believe in the ...
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Which Greek deities do not have an “equivalent” in the Roman pantheon and vice versa?

Although this might be considered a list based questions the full answer's validity will not change with time as there was a finite list of Greek and Roman deities and that will not change in the ...
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Is there any librarian god?

I'm looking for any god related with books or maybe knowledge. Preferable if it is keeping or guarding that knowledge, like as a librarian. Are there any such gods?
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Are there any four-armed creatures in any pantheon?

Related to my last question: Are there any races/species of creature in any pantheon with four arms (and two legs and one head)?
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How did the ranking system for the Sumerian pantheon work?

According to this source, the gods had some numerical ranks as below: Anu (ranking #60) Antu (ranking #55) Enlil (ranking #50) Ninlil / Sud (ranking #45) Enki / EA (ranking #40) Ninki / Damkina (...
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Are there any studies of the historic phenomenon of the chief god of a pantheon being replaced by the storm god?

We find in at least two instances the chief god of a pantheon being replaced by the younger storm god of that pantheon. For example, in Canaanite mythology, the supreme god El is replaced with the ...
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Searching for a deity of water and fire?

The title says it (almost) all. I'm searching for a deity whose aspects are BOTH fire and water. Any religion/pantheon is ok. It could be a greater spirit or something like that, but I prefer a god. ...
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Which gods were in Mikael Agricola's list?

I was reading up on Finish mythology when I came across this interesting tidbit: It wasn't until the 16th century that anyone tried to write down some of these stories. A bishop named Mikael ...
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Are there any sort of chief pantheon in Japanese mythology? Who do they consist of?

I've read some of the more well known ones like Izanagi and Izanami...Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, Susanoo, and Orochi... I mostly want to know about the Shinto side but Japanese Buddhism legends are good ...
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Does anyone know any good sources/books regarding ancient Armenian mythology?

I have been trying to find sources online about Armenian mythology but since the culture is so old and the Church burned so many texts about their paganism, I have difficulty finding anything. Most ...
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Most gods in Egyptian pantheons are with animal faces? [duplicate]

Why there are gods with animal faces but human bodies in Egyptian pantheons? Are they out-numbered the human-faced ones? From biological perspective human is weak in physical (body) but strong in ...
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Who are the twelve Egyptian gods?

Herodotus mentions an Egyptian Dodekatheon in Book 2: The Egyptians, they went on to affirm, first brought into use the names of the twelve gods, which the Greeks adopted from them; and first ...
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Why are Gods in the Greek pantheon portrayed as performing unsavory & amoral acts?

I was perusing the series 'Crash-course: Mythology' by John Green (Great Show) about pantheons. When it arrived on the Hellenic Pantheon, Its a web of confusing genealogy rivaled only by the Egyptian ...
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Who are the deities of natural order, justice or wisdom?

I'm seeking names of deities who embody the values of natural order, justice, or wisdom/knowledge. I've already gone through the ancient Greek ones, listed below, but I would like different sounding ...