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Henotheism and Kathenotheism

Most of what passes for "polytheism" actually falls under the heading of Henotheism

Henotheism is the worship of one god, while recognizing the existence of other deities. The high god does not absolutely control other gods, but rather is a sort of monarch or president, perhaps as a reflection of the earthly social-political situation of that culture. This god often becomes the personification of the national spirit of a nationalistic people.  Very similiar is Kathenotheism - the worship of one god at a time.

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web page R.P. 2040-V.2 Theories of God(2) - Theistic Theories of God - only a brief mention


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Representative Henotheistic/Kathenotheistic religions

Egypt
Original Yahewehism
Paganism
Hinduism
Neo-Paganism


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