Originally Posted by HarryT
The Greeks believed that everyone worshipped the same gods. They may, perhaps, call them by different names, but they were the same gods. When Greek travellers such as Herodotus visited Egypt, for example, they equated each of the Egyptian gods with a Greek god.
The Greeks seemed to have a deity for every conceivable human trait and for everything that mattered in their lives. I don't know if any other culture could have done the same thing in the other direction (i.e. equate each Greek deity with one of their own). Did the Romans come up with new names for all of them?