A system that conceives of the superhuman world in plural form. However, the ancient Greeks did not define their religion in this way. What we call Greek polytheism is a set of cultural practices and representations of the divine world which went across the whole of Hellenic society, flying in the face of the usual distinction between religion and laity, sacred and profane, public and private. In this multi-god system, deities are not simply juxtaposed with each other; their respective abilities are intertwined. Polytheistic language links deities to each other in configurations which vary according to places and circumstances, for which reason a deity cannot be studied in isolation.