Other comparisons that I got from Wikipedia are:-
Both the Gods were Rain/weather gods and had similar kind of weapons. Their chariots and dwelling places are also similar. Also they both represent thursday in the days of the week.
4. Hera and Laxmi:-
Both are Goddesses of the home and prosperity.
5. Athena and Saraswati:-
Goddesses of wisdom, learning, culture and knowledge.
6. Hades and Yama:-
Lords of death, underworld and afterlife!
7. Poseiden and Varuna:-
Rulers of water and protectors of marine life.
8. Haphaustus and Vishwakarma
Creators and producers of weapons of Gods.l
9. Ares and Kartikeya
Both are gods of war and fighthing.
10. Cronus and Mahaka
Gods of time and space
11. Cronus and Kans- Krishna and Zeus
Cronus came to know from Gaia and Uranus that he will be overthrown by one of his own sons. He began to swallow each and every child that was born to his wife Rhea. Zeus, as Krishna, was secretly borned and saved from Cronus. He later came back to save all his siblings. Kans too came to know about his killer through Aakashwani and did the same with the children. Krishna was born to Devki and was sent to Yashodha.
12. Titans and Asuras
The evil forces were Titans in Greek mythology while they were called Asuras. The Devas and the Gods also can be compared. They both fight each other in both the mythologies.
13. Cronus and Kashyap
Cronus was the father of both the Titans and the Gods, while the Kashyap was the father of both the Asuras and the Devas.
After having so many similarities between the mythologies, I really wonder what would have happened back then in their times. Either the people had common creativity to create such characters and their roles to teach the society, or different scholars have written differently about the same incident that happened or its a intellectual property rights issue.Also in Hindu mythology there is a concept of Kalpavriksha which is a divine tree for Hindus. Every ancient religion has given importance to trees. Like Christmas tree in Germanic mythology, Tree of knowledge of Judaism and Christianity, Bodhi tree for Buddhism or that Hometree, Tree of voices and other trees of Avatar. All these Gods had powers, in hindu myhthology, many had more than two hands and one head. Have you observed the animals with more than four legs in Avatar? There was a bird called Toruk in Avatar which can be compared to Garuda. Also when the humans were attacking the Pandora in the film, the natives were compelled to think that the Gods from the skies are coming. In Hindu mythology, all the Gods dwells in the Swarg, in heaven, in the sky. So who knows, all these Gods can actually be the inhabitants of some other planet who came on the earth many years back! And it may be like this that there was a guy sitting there in Greece and there was a guy doing nothing in India. Both of them saw it coming. They both wrote their own versions about them. Fortunately they were poets and writers. Both the version were followed,manipulated extensively by the next generations to rule the common people. Fortunately there is James Cameroon who imagined this! 😛
I had to read so many things to come to these comparisons. In the end I thought that it is better to be creative than to be informative. It is better to make things up than to study history and know things. The whole mankind is doing the second part, and the one who wrote it, must have done the first. Who knows! Yes, there are evidences of so many things of these mythologies like temples all over Greece and India, Sculptures, Books etc. Still history is made by the winners, is written by the followers and is manipulated by the rulers!
I mean, how can a human being control the whole universe, or earth, or weather, rain etc.?It is illogical and inhuman. But now if we go on some other planet with Guns, Planes, Amphibious Ship etc, then we become Gods of thunderbolt, sky and water respectively! 😛 So, lets find out some planet where there is life, and create mythologies! 😛