When you start with Myths well you tend to end up with multiple versions of said Myths....
How many gods are there?
C.S. Lewis was an Oxford master of literature and myth. He rightly concluded that the Gospels/Christianity are NOT myth, but historical narrative/divine revelation. He was no dummy. The Gospels do not have the characteristics of pagan myth.
Oh sure they do. First hint, historical inaccuracy, it goes down hill from there...
There is no historical inaccuracy in Scripture. Time eventually reveals supportive evidence for many things once doubted.
Someone needs to do their homework....
wow! do we count the fertility goddesses of the
paleolithic and neolithic cultures? gotta be 100K!
neil gaiman's novel american gods introduces one
to gods from every continent in an amazingly developed
story about the need for declining gods to reclaim worship
and therefore power, lest they die!!
also check out h.w.f. saggs' text civilization before greece and romewhich devotes the final chapter to ancient religion, stating:...the main objective
is to investigate the religious phenomena that united ancient society, rather
than details that set them apart...