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"The possibilities are INFINITE, which is to be expected."

Probably. New god thingies are invented all the time. The Romans had a slew of them .....
The 12 Roman Gods were: Jupiter, Juno, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Venus, Apollo, Diana, Minerva, Ceres, Vulcan, and Vesta.

The Greeks had a slew of them - The standard 12 Olympian gods are:

Zeus Hera
Athena Apollo
Poseidon Ares
Artemis Demeter
Aphrodite Dionysos
Hermes Hephaistos

The Greeks did not always agree on the 12 and some lists include Hestia, Hercules or Leto, with Dionysos often the one replaced.

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Here's a list of the many known god=thingies. You might peruse it in case your stranded on a boat and need to call on Neptune.....or maybe some other god who thinks you're a poor wretch and lets the rest of the folks on the ship die - but magically saves you - and , who if a god-thingie - would have already answered your prayer and keep the ship from sinking in the first place...oh well, not so 'amazing stories'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deities_by_classificat...

You just happen to be a creature of being born in a country with parents of one flavor of religion. 10,000 years ago in the same location, you'd probably be calling on the 'Great White Father' or doing fertility dances in some kiva.....in the southwest US. Maybe building mounds in Cahokia 1000 years ago. If you were born in India, you'd likely have another flavor, and in Saudi Arabia another. Nothing magical here. Oh, maybe Jamaica....and voodoo....who knows..(well, the Shadow knows)... Just lots of superstitions like black cats, ladders, the number 13 (triskaidekaphobia), etc. Broken mirrors.... cracks in sidewalks.....

Of course, you're entitled to your fantasies - usually at some financial contribution to the 'priest class' .. The 'church' is the second largest industry in the world - after now - drug producers and dealers....



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