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Appropriation or syncretisation?  Or maybe just the evolution in understanding?  You decide.

Zeus is the Greek king of the gods, the god of sky and weather who fertilizes the fields and protects the home.  He is the god of law, order and fate.  He was typically depicted as a mature, regal man with a beard.  Typical symbols associated with him:  lightning bolt, eagle, ram, bull, snake, cornucopia and scepter.

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  • Apuleius Platonicus
    Apuleius Platonicus says #
    This is a fascinating subject and a very nice overview of it. Honestly, though, I don't see where talk of "appropriation" comes in
  • Melia Brokaw
    Melia Brokaw says #
    Personally I'm never sure where the line of appropriation is...Americans can be "gaga" over anything and everything Native America
  • Freeman Presson
    Freeman Presson says #
    The Greeks who came back from the grand tour of Egypt and sold fake Khemetic initiations for 10 talents were appropriating (like $

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