Hearthfire Handworks — Polytheism

Greek Gods, Roman Gods

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There is a long, long history of equating the Greek and Roman deities. And it’s not without reason–the Romans did, in fact, take great parts of Greek myth and deity attribute and apply them to their own gods. Many if not most people think of the two pantheons as the same gods under different names. But the Roman gods existed, and were honored, before this. While it is often difficult to work out just where and how the conflation occurred, and why the two pantheons are so similar in the first place, it’s an interesting and worthwhile study. Short answer:...

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Pantheonic Ramblings

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When I was growing up, books of mythology were always among my favorites. Often these books would include a list of gods, a “cast of characters” that comprised the pantheon of deities […]

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Facets of Deity

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I am a polytheist, which means that I feel that each god is a unique entity with their own unique character, but I also consider the gods in their full complexity to […]

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Answered Prayers: The Votive Formula

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We can thank the Romans for a great deal of what we know about the gods of Britain, continental Gaul and Germania. Partly this has to do with surviving writings such as […]

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Thoughts on the worship of little-known gods

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I have a real fondness for little-known gods, gods whose names are known only from a handful of sites, or even those who make a single (known) appearance. There’s no way of […]

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