Sun God and God of the Open Sky are clearly the strongest if those ressources are present since Sun God doesn't need an improvement and GotOS relies on Pastures, usually the first tiles you upgrade after your luxuries. Sacred Path and God King are strong. Especially God King is an all-around solid choice in just about any situation. Sacred Path is good with a lot of Bananas/Lemons/Gems in Jungle (as an example). Jungle starts usually blow therefore it is important to make the most out of it. Sacred Path tiles will be incredibly strong after Education, even without Trade Posts. God of Craftsmen is one Pantheon I consider very lackluster since I almost never invest in Workboats early, it's just not worth it at all. Especially in the capital. You are delaying your Granary, your Water Mill, your Library, your Caravans, your Stable, your Stone Works, in some extreme cases even your Oracle or National College. You never want to delay those. Rushing a Lighthouse is fine, rushing Working Boats is just bad. That being said, once it gets going it's actually very strong. If you have an expo that can provide Work Boats for your Capital because it has strong production then this is a solid option. People have already explained why Fertility Rites is a horrible Pantheon and should almost never be picked. Maybe if you are Gandhi or Mentezuma and have a double river system with Plenty of Cows yet not a single Wheat. Even then I prefer God King. Messenger of the Gods is only useful as Carthage or when going Liberty with Pyramids, period. Admittedly the early Beakers are great and make a huge difference, but getting roads up with Pop 2 - 5 Cities will cripple your Gold, you will get important Improvements like Pastures, Mines and River Farms up much alter and your entire game will be delayed. Not worth it. I also think Culture from Shrines is pretty lackluster since once again you have to delay Granaries, Libraries, Monuments et cetera in your expos. You could make a point for it being decent with Piety, but why go Piety when you only have access to a bad Pantheon? Goddess of the Hunt is solid. I like it. Goddess of protection is good.. if you're the AI. Oral Tradition is bad for the same reason that Goddess of Festivals is bad: You really do not want to work those Plantation tiles early, you want Food and Hammers. I do take those every now and then, though.