Subj: I still believe Thor had more Worshipers between him and any of the Greek individually...... Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 11:48:59 pm EST (Viewed 3 times)
Reply Subj: Even if they were centuries apart...
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 09:52:27 pm EST (Viewed 45 times)
...the argument was that the number of followers should be what justify a god's power. At the height of their glory, the Norse and Roman don't compare all that well. Rome's influence was much greater.
Quote:Either way, if you look at it, there is no way to tell if Zeus and Thor or even Indra were one and the Same,
Who knows. However, in Marvel they sure aren't the same.
Quote:Oh and do you Think the East indian Gods had less worshipers than the greeks?
I suppose that depend on the time period we look at. At the zenith of it's glory, the Romans were ruling over nearly a quarter of the globe's population. That's a lot. I can also assure you the Greek and Roman had a much more profound impact on the western world than any other civilization.
The Greek had altars built for the worship of an individual deity, and you could not favor any one god over the other, or pay the price, Zeus being the exception, You could not worship Apollo than try and gain favor from Athena, so even though the Greek pantheon had a wider group of worshipers it did'nt mean all the gods had equal worship.
Thor was worshiped by every single worshiper of the Norse pantheon, so I am certain he had more worshipers than Ares individually, not to mention he is still worshiped today.