Polyonymy, or how to know the gods through their names

On May 3, 2019, at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (Institut de France), Corinne Bonnet presented a paper on the strategy of assigning several names to a god using more or less provided onomastic sequences. Echoing the MAP project, she identified four main aims, often combined: to honour and even exalt a god, to target one of his particular aspects, to network a god with other divine powers sharing the same onomastic attributes, and to respond to the requirements of multicultural contexts.