What is the day-to-day experience like for a true follower of a polytheistic religion, when that religion has an inherent hierarchy?
Been watching the HBO show Rome.
Religion plays a not-insignificant role in the characters' lives. There's Jupiter and Mars, but also lesser-known figures like Bona Dea
. At one point, a character proclaims himself a Son of Hades,
freaking everyone out with its apparent blasphemy.
How does this work in a hierarchy of gods?
In other words, why bother making an appeal to Janus
is the "king of the gods?"
Why bother with Janus when you can talk to the Big Guy? Are you going against
Jupiter when you reach out to Janus?
* Thor and Odin
* Ganesha and Vishnu
* Why have shrines to Sarutahiko Okami and not double down on your veneration of Amaterasu?