The belief in the existence of many deities which are not even remotely related to each other and are completely individual. Paganism is not polytheistic, for we believe every aspect of our God and Goddess come together as one, which makes us pantheistic.
Polytheism is the belief in more than one god; this group of gods is often called a pantheon. All the polytheistic religions I am aware of hold that the gods were born of the universe rather than vice versa. This makes them pantheistic ( q.v.) as well as polytheistic (see theism). Possible exceptions to this qualification include dualist religions, of which Zoroastrianism is the most important.
Polytheism is from the Greek [ polus] meaning many and [ theos] meaning God. It is the belief in more than one God. In this system each deity is distinguished by special purposes. These gods are particularly synonymous with religion in coutries such as India or Greece. For example in India, Indra is the storm god and Agni the fire god. Or in Greece Zeus was god over weather and sky, and Venus the god of love. [ back
Polytheism is belief in, or worship of multiple gods or deities. The word comes from the Greek words poly+theoi, literally "many gods." Ancient religion was polytheistic, holding to a pantheon of traditional deities.