Although Polytheism is a word that comes from the Greek Polus (many) theos (god) each god is usually a way of identifying a human need or or understanding, and most polytheistic religions still conceive of all gods conforming to an overarching spiritual force or primary god.
Subgroups of polytheism are religions such as Hinduism, Han Folk or Chinese Traditional Religion, Shintoism and Taoism. Believers account for about 17% of the world’s population.
A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly refers to one thing by mentioning another to provide clarity or identify hidden similarities between two ideas.
Metaphors show up in literature, poetry, music, and writing, but also in speech. If you hear someone say “metaphorically speaking,” it probably means that you shouldn’t take what they said as the truth, but as more of an idea.
The ability to understand and share the feelings of another is known as Empathy.
It’s the basis of intimacy and close connection.
Empathy can be painful. That is one reason some times it is ignored. It is painful to place yourself in the shoes of the suffering, the disenfranchised, abused, wounded, tortured, hungry or rejected. It becomes pain by osmosis.