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Assimilation of two or more originally discrete religious traditions / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Syncretism (/ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm, ˈsɪn-/)[1] is the practice of combining different beliefs and various schools of thought. Syncretism involves the merging or assimilation of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in expressions of art and culture, known as eclecticism, as well as in politics, known as syncretic politics.

The gods Persephone-Isis and Hades-Serapis, an example of Greco-Egyptian syncretism