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    … it is not clear whether there is a line being drawn between warriors and gods.

    This is one that has puzzled many for a long time. There is a theory that the Christian monks who transcribed these stories downplayed the pagan “divinities” in order to suit the sensibilities of the time, however, given the content of a lot of the stories – with their magic, sorcery, risqué themes and suchlike, I wouldn’t be so sure. Perhaps, and this is a big perhaps, there was no line being drawn between warriors, gods, demi-gods and preternatural/supernatural entities. Perhaps we are trying to box in these stories according to our own modern view, very much shaped by Classical Greek and Roman thought and overlaid with Judaeo-Christian notions of what is and what isn’t a “god”. Just a thought …