Polytheism

Polytheism

Polytheism is a belief in multiple gods, all usually having a specific “job” or purpose.  The ancient world was almost all polytheistic throughout the Bronze, Iron and Axial Ages as well as during the developement of the Abrahamic Religions, all strict monotheists.  Polytheists do not worship all their gods equally, some not all at the same time and some in fact recognize their dieties as mythical creatures.  The lessons they imparted were more important than proving any real existence and no proof was expected.  A belief in the deity did not guarantee that it would be an object of worship.