Just a thought: What ancient gods have had given us?
The "X-men" from Egypt
So as you can "feel" from the previous part, the geographical mentality is a huge deal, even this day. Ancient Egyptians that lived on the sand and only water was mainly form the Nile, created pantheon at first that resemble to their needs, as in other politics. But here, the gods are something like archetypes of each person that can be. That´s why some of them had heads of animal, because their body was a symbol of what they represented, but with a huge difference, because their body also described the mythos, axiology and ethics behind them.
But throghout time, they changed their things about them, so we can say that the thinking, and they, as a symbol, developed. That´s the reason why "The Great Nine" and the "The Great Eight" should be understand differently and should be not put together as a comparison by any means. Yes, they have some same gods in them, but they aren´t what they were before. This concept was taken by Greece and mixed up to their mythology, and because of trade, politics and economy, they were even created "mutants" that could be used for diplomacy. Everybody agrees taht Greek mythology was a ground for European philosophy, but at the end, Egyptians also have their part in it. Even the father of philosophy in Europe, Thales, and many others, firstly studied in the Libraries of Alexandria, before they started to preach. Lastly, it can make you an impresion, that Egyptians loved to stereotype, but they tried to develop every side of a character of a person 100% focusing on it, and not looking on anything else. That leaded to gods, that ended up as a "point of view" on the world.
The Irish Garden
Comparing greek mythology with the irish one is like an allegory for diversification in
evolution. They both started with tree worshiping, but greeks instead, used trees as first altars for their gods. Irish were people of nature, andeven though they had their god figures, they show respect to nature in general. They set up their panteons with basics they respect, and then developed them. Every important happening in their mythology has something to do with trees. While in greece, trees later became just an atribute, the irish understanding in trees survived and even made into the Churches of northen countries by little. The trees have their significance also in other northern countries, like in Nordsmen, but Irish have the most tree-centered mythology the whole time. They had even hierarchy for them. The basics they settled for their pantheon was based on the life of individual, the tool he most used, so it wasn´t somethin trascendental and generalized like in others mythologies. I really recomend the book from Fred Hageneder, Ghost of trees.
Lastly, for example, chinese mythology should by understand by heart not brain. They