reply to post by Byrd
I don't think what the Greeks "knew" at the time really matters as it relates to their Gods/religion. Religion is one of those things that has
always been handed to the people by someone else, typically in a duad of knowledge.
In the "ancient" world (during classical times) there was The Mysteries. In essence, it was a secret playbook to the religion of the area and time.
In any religion, for the most part, there are two sets of teachings. One set, the one most know of, is meant for consumption of "the profane", or
the regular everyday user. The other set is for the "initiated". This is the source of just about all secret societies (as the Mysteries moved
into a secular study).
Alexander the Great was known to have studied under the mystics of both Greece (Aristotle) and Persia. Aristotle was quite dismayed at Alexanders
embracing of the Persian lifestyle.
Having said all of this.....there is highly speculative conversation, as you know, regarding the Hindu understanding of Cosmology and Physics. IF
(and it is a big "if") just a portion of the CT view of Hindu cosmology is true, there would be no reason that the OP couldn't be true.
Now....one thing I can say I have gained from years of studying what I can find regarding the ancient esoteric schools is that there was a deeper
level of knowledge held by a certain few in any nation and any time. To what degree this knowledge extended, I don't know