According to Herodotus, the Scythians worshipped a pantheon of seven gods and goddesses (heptad), which he equates with Greek divinities of Classical Antiquity following the interpretatio graeca. He mentions eight deities in particular, the eighth being worshipped by the Royal Scythians, and gives the Scythian names for six of them as follows:
- Tabiti - Hestia
- Papaios - Zeus
- Api - Gaia
- Oitosyros - Apollo
- Argimpasa - Aphrodite Urania
- Thagimasidas - Poseidon
To these, Herodotus adds Heracles and Ares, a god of war (see below).
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