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When the archeologists managed to decipher Linear B, they found many shopping lists that included purchases of sacrifices for this god or that. The only Olympian missing was Apollo. Thus, all the rest go back to the earliest records. Apollo does appear in The Iliad, so that is about the only god whose appearance in history can be dated. (I note that some ...


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It really depends on how you define "appeared in history for the first time". Let me illustrate by an example: Zeus may be known to most as a Greek god, but this deity (and his name) is actually based on a much older proto-Indo-European deity called Dyeus ph2tēr (lit. "father daylight-sky-god") - hence the Roman Jupiter. Dyeus is also the ...


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