Emperor Julian II

syncretism

Well after a bit of a hiatus Pagan Prompt is back!

How do you view syncretism? What are your limits of using syncretism in your own beliefs?

Do you feel that there is such a thing as an invalid syncretism? For example: What would your reaction be to Cernunnos and Pan being equated to Satan due to their associations with nature & the natural world and Cernunnos' role of Lord of the Underworld in some traditions?
X'mas Pagan

Practical Origins

Where did your practices (and specific beliefs) originate? Where they learned from someone else, learned through study, created through your own inspiration, or any other way?

If you're a recon: How do approach the issue of adapting rituals for modern and personal use?