Trin’ity. Tertullian (160-240) introduced this word into Christian theology. The word triad is much older. Almost every mythology has a threefold deity. 1
American Indians. Otkon, Messou, and Atahuata.
- Brahmins. Their "tri-murti" is a three-headed deity, representing Brahma (as creator), Vishnu (as preserver), and Siva (as destroyer).
- Celts. Hu, Ceridwen, and Craiwy.
- Cherusci. A three-headed god called Triglat.
- Chinese have the trible goddess Pussa.
- Druids. Taulac, Fan, and Mollac.
- Egyptians. Osiris, Isis, and Horus.
- Eleusin’ian Mysteries. Bacchus, Persephone (4 syl.), and Demeter.
- Goths. Woden, Frigga, and Thor.
- Greece (ancient). Zeus (1 syl.), Aphrodite, and Apollo.
- Iesini of Britain. Got, Ertha, and Issus.
- Mexicans. Vitzputzli, Tlaloc, and Tezcatlipoca.
- Peruvians. Apomti, Chureonti, and intequuequi.
- Persians (ancient). Their "Triplasian deity" was Oroinasdes, Mithras, and Arim’anes.