In the ancient world, mythologies cross-pollinated cultures. Just as the Romans borrowed much of the Greek pantheon, changing names and narratives, the Lydians borrowed gods, in whole or in part, from some of the older civilizations that surrounded them.

In some cases, these gods were pilfered by the Lydians themselves. In other cases, the gods were likely borrowed by an earlier, Lydian precursor culture, evolving into their Lydian forms as the culture changed.

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