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Buddhist pantheon

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A Buddhist pantheon (pantheon (from Greek Πάνθεον - pantheon, literally "(a temple of all gods", "of or common to all gods", Pantheon can also refer to a temple or sacred building explicitly dedicated to "all deities", avoiding the difficulty of giving an exhaustive list. The building was dedicated to "all gods" as a gesture embracing the religious syncretism

The Buddhist Pantheon contains over 3000 Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, other dieties like guardians and some eminent Buddhist masters considered to have attained Buddhahood. The structure is composed of different categories of beings, organized according to their role in the Buddhist cosmology.