The question of whether god X is 'really' the same as god Y is an old favourite of the Digest. It could be argued that Orlanth, Vadrus, Umath, Shargash, Zorak Zoran and others are all 'really' the same god. IIRC, we have it on Gregly authority that determining whether two gods are 'really' the same is impossible. Gloranthans can, however, come to believe it, convince others, and acquire magical ability or (divine) interventions based on the belief.
In HW terms, establishing that the two are the same requires a suitable heroquest ending with a Heroquest Challenge. Valare failed her Heroquest Challenge, as we know.
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