In the pre-Christian era there were several cults of incredible power. Most notably, the Stellar, Solar, Saturnian, Lunar, and Mushroom cults. It is simple to see that worshipers of the Lunar God is comprised of the lunar cult.
The worship of Sun Gods were indicative of the Solar cults. The Saturnian cult, which consisted of Phoenicians and Canaanites worshiped El, or Ely.
To form Isis-Ra-El Israel. The old Israelites cult and mythology, the Yahweh-worship, the patriarchal legends, the sojourn in Egypt, and so on, are rooted in the religion of the sacred fungus, developed from the underlying fertility philosophy of the ancient Near East.
And though number of these ancient cults were created for shamanic purposes and earthly stewardship yet some were taken over with different intentions. Just as you would imagine, in any establishment of power smaller cults formed within the main cults to worship individual deities.
"The Christian church is an encyclopedia of prehistoric cults." –Friedrich Nietzsche
"The elite dynasties of these cults operate, through their descendants, in this world today and are extremely powerful." – Jordan MaxwellThe Old Testament contains the story of this coming together.
"Consciousness? Archetypes? Astrology?....No no no, we create things with our hands, not our minds, and archetypes aren't physical, they can't influence me."
It usually ends up being that strong masculine animus archetypal figure.