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

According to Wikipedia, "the only general mythographical handbook to survive from Greek antiquity was the Library of Pseudo-Apollodorus." Also good to note, the work is incomplete. There are ...
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Is there any librarian god?

Seshat, also called Sothis, was the Egyptian goddess of libraries, called Mistress of the House of Books. (She was also goddess of math, reading, measurement and writing.) Her name means "female ...
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Are all Celtic Gods (Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and British) considered part of the same pantheon?

Celtic refers to any of the peoples who spoke Celtic languages, and this includes France, parts of Germany and Austria, and northern Italy. The peoples of Ireland and Britain are called Insular Celts, ...
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Is there any librarian god?

Chinese mythology has a heavy emphasis on deification of scholars, beginning with the Yellow Emperor, whose patronage to mankind was primarily as a teacher, inventor and scholar. There are several ...
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Why are Gods in the Greek pantheon portrayed as performing unsavory & amoral acts?

One of the purposes, in regard to Greek mythology, is elevating human dignity, which leads to humanism. In the Trojan war, the gods are portrayed as petty and squabbling, where Hector, in ...
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Is there any librarian god?

It will be very difficult to find a "librarian god or goddess" in the in any pagan culture. There are many gods of knowledge, wisdom, scholarship, education and so on. The closest example I am able ...
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Are there any four-armed creatures in any pantheon?

Such creatures are easily spotted in Indian depictions from various times. Ganesha, Lakshmi and Vishnu are probably the most popular, and there is a book on the topic which might be useful: Doris ...
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Searching for a deity of water and fire?

Yannis on the rignt track: the Celts had a number of deities whose healing power combined a solar element with water: Grannus, Sul, Brigit and Borvo/Bormanus. (The Brigit lore relates mainly to the ...
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How did the ranking system for the Sumerian pantheon work?

The ranking system (which I believe to be a little off) seem to be how powerful the god was according to the people and priests. Anu is the top dog while his wife Antu is 5 below symbolizing that man ...
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Which Greek deities do not have an "equivalent" in the Roman pantheon and vice versa?

The gods that I know- ROMAN Bellona - Roman goddess of war Lupa- Roman wolf goddess Janus- 2 headed Roman god Pomona- god of plentiful GREEK Achelois - One of the Greek moon goddesses. Achelous - ...
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Is there any librarian god?

Plato famously blames the Egyptian god “Theuth” (Thoth) for the invention of writing in Phaedrus 274c–275b. Yes, blames rather than credits, because although Plato was himself a ...
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Does anyone know any good sources/books regarding ancient Armenian mythology?

There are two that you can download from Project Gutenberg for free. Armenian Legends And Poems by Z. C. Boyajian (2017) Armenian Legends And Festivals by L. A. Boettiger (2011)
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How did the ranking system for the Sumerian pantheon work?

The ranking system was based on base 60 which was the basis of the Sumerian number system. The top god Anu or sky father was ranked 60 and his spouse Antu was ranked at 55--that pattern of husband-...
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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?

The religious phenomenon has, in my opinion, this structure: This structure is not necessarily true for every religious phenomena, here i try to draw a common line that can be followed A goddess, ...
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Which Greek deities do not have an "equivalent" in the Roman pantheon and vice versa?

Orcus is a Roman-specific deity. He's the god of Demonic Torment of damned souls. If he was Greek, he'd have worked in the Fields of Punishment.
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Most gods in Egyptian pantheons are with animal faces?

Here, there are confusions, things we can answer and things which we cannot. Greeks and Egyptians Both Greeks and Egyptians are civilizations from the antique time. But: Egypt runs from 3000 BC (...
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Which gods were in Mikael Agricola's list?

The list actually contains 24 gods: 12 from Tavastia and 12 from Karelia. This is not a full answer as I'm not an expert in the subject, but roughly translated the list goes as follows. Tavastia ...
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How did the gods in the Slavic pantheon relate to each other?

Any form of speculation onthe Slavic mythology is based on reconstruction. There are absolutely no written records, apart from foreign ones, or some descriptions of the opponents of these beliefs (...
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Who are the deities of natural order, justice or wisdom?

Greek: Order and Justice: Zeus is the Lord of Order and Justice (Zeus Nomos "Zeus the Lawgiver", Zeus Ktêsios "Zeus Protector of Property", Zeus Horkios "Zeus Watcher of ...
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Who are the deities of natural order, justice or wisdom?

Natural Order Chinese the gods are energies or principles revealing, imitating and propagating the way of Heaven (Tian 天), which is the supreme godhead manifesting in the northern culmen of the ...
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Who are the deities of natural order, justice or wisdom?

Yama is the god of death and justice in Hinduism which I found interesting. Forseti is another god of justice in Norse mythology. Toth is the Egyptian god of wisdom.
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