Hello there, i’m afraid i’m new at this, so if i breach protocol or insult anyone on this, my first post i apologise. Just thought i’d start things off with something i can talk about. This is all purely theological, so i hope this is the rigth place to post ^_^;
There are Pantheons and Gods all over the world, they come in every shape and size, but many Gods from many Pantheons are very similar to one another, at some points so similar that they might as well be the same god. I happen to like this idea, the theory that some gods are found all over the world with different forms to work with different cultures.The trickster is one such universal, Be he Coyote, Hannuman, Loki, or others, he is found everywhere, sometiems a bit more nasty than others, but still always there. Ther eis always a thunder god too, now are all these teh same Gods, or are they different Gods with similar abilities?
Now lets jump feet first into the abyss. The CREATOR is present in almost every religion on earth. Sometimes he is the same god who runs the universe, sometimes he just shows up, makes a bunch of stuff, and leaves. But he is almost everywhere. In Norse he takes the form of a Giant Cow (Which by the way is the only reason i have any real doubts about norse creationism, i just CAN’T believe the universe was birthed by a cow the size of a galaxy.), In hindu it’s um… damn, i want to say Ganesh, but thats the Elephant god of family and firtune. I mean the The many faced God who all teh other gods are comprised of. If anyone knows who i’m talking baout, feel free to explain him ^^. In native American Religions he is called the Great Spirit (and sometiems Coyote by the Crow indians, I LOVE coyote ^^), and is as much an observer as he is a creator. As i understand the aboriginees of Australia are also big on creationism, but i know nothing about that. Many of the old, OLD pagan Religions of Europe and Eurasia have an EArth Mother who is also their creator, justa feminie view of the same person. And of course the three major world religions have him with names like JEhova, Allah, or just plain old GOD.
Now the legends of such a creator spirit are so prevelant, that its a safe bet that one exists, but which one? OR do they all exist and he just aproaches different people in different ways?
(On a personal note, i think the very idea that any of us mortals can truely understand the creator or why he does what he does is a true lesson in human Ego)
Now this thread isnt necessarily about just GOD as being prevelant all over the world, its about ALL The gods. Is there some common link between them? Are many of these gods the same Gods(or aliens if thats your thing and you watch too much Stargate)?
Just a fw thoughts, lets see what comes up.