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Old 04-29-2020, 07:14 AM   #9
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Default Re: Henotheism in the Nordland world

The Romans were the masters of syncreticism - "Jupiter is Zeus is Thor is Horus is...," etc. - but a lot of that was political rather than religious, permitting the natives of regions they conquered to continue worshipping their own gods because those gods were the same with different names. (Roman scholars equated the Germanic Woden (Odin by another name) with Mercury, being a god of wisdom rather than sky/thunder gods.)

Note that the Romans do not have to be correct in your world! It's often more fun if they're wrong.
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