I studied Philosophy in college. To me ever since there looms the possibility of a common civilizational ancestor between the two cultures (“A Tribute to Hinduism”). Regardless of this possibility, the Greek pantheon relates to the Hindu pantheon first in that it is a pantheon, and second in that this pantheon manifests itself in the form of stories and myths passed down, a family tree of gods and goddesses, and the celestial feel accompanying the Olympian gods, titans, heroes, myths, creatures, and other gods (“Greek Mythology”). The reality for someone living at this time, conditioned by that culture, would be one that today, modernity “knowingly” places within the realms of “fantasy” and “make-believe,” the content sole property to material objects and events exclusively, e.g. books, stories, or films. This worldview perceives reality as composed of “personal,” “powerful,” “magical” forces that govern the entire Kosmos (Beck). Perhaps both traditions honor the same supposed forces, except use different names and deities to represent them. If the latter statement were true, then one can identify five strong connections (at least) between the two systems and deities within them. These strong connections together present the definite connection between them as systemic wholes – which begs the question of how to account for this liaison aside from the possibility of a common civilizational ancestor. I feel a connect if you do too... Let's chat!!