Ancient Origins Feature: Those Who Once Reigned: Experts Name Famous and Forgotten Ancient Gods

I may be a couple of weeks late in announcing this but it is better late than never. Ancient Origins decided to ask some of its contributing authors the following question:

Ancient Origins asked experts to weigh in on the topic of ancient deities. Some ancient gods get all the attention – but which gods are largely forgotten… and why? The following is their views on individual gods that have largely been forgotten and/or which gods they believed were the most significant of the cultures they ruled over. Some of their answers may surprise you!

You will find my response in listing number 3.

About Petros

I see myself as a “literary archaeologist.” No field work is required. The purpose of this self appointed and non-existent discipline is to marry two fields which do not cooperate very well with each other: archaeology and literary studies. The texts are historical artifacts and must be treated as such.