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Coined 19th century by Max Müller from the phrase Ancient Greek καθ’ ἕνα (kath’ héna, one by one) and the word θεός (theós, god),[1] following theism, extending the prior coinage henotheism by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling which himself popularised.

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kathenotheism (uncountable)

  1. Belief that multiple deities exist, and different deities are supreme among them at different times.

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  1. ^ kathenotheism” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.