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Jan. 30th, 2008 | 08:08 pm
posted by: blacksealetters in gaulish_recon

So, here's my question ( cross posted to neos_alexandria)

If you are a religious syncretist, in this case roman and Celtic, and honor gods from two (or more) pantheons, do you consider it ok to honor Gods from different culture in the same rite? 

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Michael

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from: eumelosdrizzle
date: Jan. 31st, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
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Thats a very good questio and one I myself and wrestling. I think the answer is yes, depending on the deities involved and what you are 'doing'in the ritual.

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indus_brennii_f

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from: indus_brennii_f
date: Feb. 8th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
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Probably not in the same rite, but certainly it would be okay to do so in a separate one. For example, many Gauls honoured Mithras, but would only have done so in a Mithraic context. You wouldn't honour Rosmerta in a Mithraic ritual or Mithras in a ritual for Rosmerta. It might depend how different the culture was, however; could one honour Diana Ephesia in a ritual dedicated primarily to Apollo Grannus and Sirona? There might be some situations where this could make sense, remembering that none of the regions of the Empire were completely cut off from one another.

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