While searching for God, I saw in the distance a great crowd of persons, convulsing as if to implode. Wondering, I approached and saw them pushing, pulling and climbing over each other, exerting an almost superhuman effort to move higher into the crowd. To my horror, I also saw what appeared to be innumerable corpses piled deep under their feet.
"We have TOO many Gods!" is how a friend, an Indian, once explained to me the size of the Hindu pantheon. On another occasion, he explained that the various incarnations of Vishnu have "TOO many hands!" Over time, I was impressed that his intended meaning was not what I would mean by "too many", but rather something like what I would mean by "so many", a positive or neutral judgment of number rather than a negative judgment. This impression was reinforced as he elaborated on the natures and lives of the many Gods and pronounced with pride that: "we have TOO many Gods, and we all get along fine!"
The word "zugos" comes from a Greek word that literally means couple, balance or yoke, and figuratively means servitude (Strong's Greek Dictionary). The Greek word comes from the same root as words with meanings such as join, team, pair, fasten and band, and as the word "zygote" that means "a cell formed by the union of two gametes; broadly: the developing individual produced from such a cell" (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).