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« Reply #4: November 27, 2009, 04:06:02 pm »

Um. I would argue that what you've just described is a pantheon. (And it actually looks pretty hierarchical to me, and I'm fairly sure several gods in Ireland predate Christianity, but that's kind of beyond the point.) I guess I've always thought of a pantheon kind of as just a group of gods--kind of like a family--that tends to stick with a certain culture/language group.

May I ask what you mean here by "pantheon"?

Im using it in terms of a codified religion where each deity is in right relation to its counterparts in a set scheme. Like Romans having a limited set group of deities and because of that relating the new deities they encounter to their pre set group.

With regards to a hierarchy in the one I described I wouldnt see a higherarchy existing unless the individual imposes one via personal preferance. I look at it this way:
Is my ancestral deity greater then yours?
Is my regional deity greater then yours?
Both are specific but commonplace because everyone has one.

Then are the deities that are generic to everyone greater or lesser then the deities deeply important to your family and your community?

With gods not predating christianity I didnt really mean to make that point. Sorry. I could make an argument for it but I dunno where Id go with it in the vein of the discussion.

James
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