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Author Topic: Worshipping deities from two different pantheons - Celtic and Hellenic  (Read 8056 times)
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« Reply #7: January 17, 2010, 10:35:11 am »

This is one particular point of view- one that I've heard most emphatically from a very particular group of people. I don't think that most Hellenic recons that I know would agree with this. It is a belief, not the belief.

I think it's entirely possible to respectfully worship gods of different cultures, and no one's talking about "adopting" a foreign deity into another pantheon. The OP has an Irish/Welsh focus, but is also interested in worshiping Apollo.

One, not the only. Belenos, for example, is another one.
I probably heard it from the same group, as saw it put in historic Hellenic religion one had to meet certain national requirements to attend the state festivals, and the worship of a foreign deity could even be illegal, which is why deities of other cultures could be viewed as another manifestation of say, the Olympians. That's just what I heard, however, I also think it's possible to respectfully worship deities of other cultures in my own opinion, because there were areas like Roman-Britain where Romans did indeed adopt foreign deities like Epona.

That's right, Belenos is another example. I was more or less trying to think of an Irish/Celtic example that you wouldn't find the Greco-Roman worshipping, as Lugus was viewed as a manifestation of Apollo, and Mercury. As far as I know that is, Gaelic Trads are my forte.
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