Deification

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  1. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    Are there any current religions, except Christianity, which is based upon human deification? The ancient Greeks and Romans did it and I presume that's where Christians got the idea.
     
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    There are places in Papua New Guinea where Prince Philip is regarded as a kind of god.
     
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    Rastafarianism, based on the one god manifesting in the person of Haile Selassie.
     
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  7. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    It seems that many of the deities in mythology were the products of euhemerism/deification.

    and, most likely, a damned sloppy use of the language
    perhaps that is what we have with Odin's great grey horse Sleipnir.
    "that horse was so fast it was like he had 8(or 6) legs"
    and eventually we have a six/or eight legged horse---
    (of course Sleipnir's mother was Loki- a shapeshifter---so, who knows?)
     

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