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[1] Name to describe the plurality of gods

In modern scholarship on religious history, the term 'pantheon' is used in systematizing the plurality of ancient gods (Polytheism). In the following, it will be used accordingly to denote all the many deities worshipped in a particular geographical area and socio-historical context.

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I. Mesopotamia

Sumerian does not have its own expression for a collective of gods correspondin…

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Richter, Thomas (Frankfurt/Main), Quack, Joachim (Berlin), Bendlin, Andreas (Erfurt) and Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Pantheon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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