>>2996187>There's shit like Ares, Nike, Hermes etc., though. I guess patronage is a more appropriate word?
None of those has a "domain". Ares is God of War, right? Except Athena was also a god of war, so was Apollon, and even Hera. Patronage is a better word, but "interests" is even betterer. The gods had various things that interested them, and so were prayed to when someone wanted something that the god might be interested in helping them gain, so you might pray to Athena to help you in war not because she is the "god of war" but because she is interested in warfare and so might be expected to favor warriors.
Herakles is not a champion, he is the man who founded the cult of the Olympians, he's more like Zarathustra or Moses than he is a Jason or Samson. >I mean, champions are basically specific people favored by specific gods.
To some degree this is true, but it's more that heroes attract the attentions (and machinations) of the gods, rather than the attention of the gods being what makes someone a hero.>>2996199
Different definition of domain, yes Hades (and Zeus and Poseidon) had literal domains in the sense of territory they ruled over, they didn't have domains in the sense of phenomena or concepts they were sovereign over or embodied.