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    Posted: 31-May-2014 at 16:20
I have found interesting similarities between these European deities and Asian deities: Pashupati & Cernunnos, Anahita & Potnia Theron. What do you think? It's just a coincidence or there are more?
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The Celts were a part of the great push from east to west, and thought to have their origins under the Cimmerians and Scythians. They would have been under their control in one form or other until they eventually made their escape westward. Could there be connections between Asian and European deities? The answer is most certainly yes. Deer deities were followed in Eurasia and probably followed the Celts westward, and so you have Cernunnos. As for Pashupati there has been a suggested connection to the deer due to medieval depictions showing them near by. However my opinions is that Pashupati, Anahita, & Potnia Theron have more of a connection with fertility or Mother goddess tradition. That said I would have to say yes again with the Asian European connection.
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Originally posted by Karlaswagnaz

I have found interesting similarities between these European deities and Asian deities: Pashupati & Cernunnos, Anahita & Potnia Theron. What do you think? It's just a coincidence or there are more?


Please tell us more about the similarities you believe you have found.
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Cernunnos:


Pasupati:


Potnia Theron:


Anahita:


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