So, I'm very interested in religion-oriented characters, so I've been eagerly reading up the material on the setting deities (such as "Inner Sea Gods"). However, I've found myself a little confused as to what seems to be a rules inconsistency.
Mainly I noticed some discrepancy between material in Inner Sea Gods and Pathfinder Player Companion: Champions of Purity with regards to subdomains. Champions of Purity introduced a number of subdomains and associated deities. For example, the Revelry subdomain it associated with Cayden Cailean, and the Cooperation subdomain with Erastil. These subdomains (but not others, such as Redemption and Imagination) reappear in Inner Sea Gods, but they aren't part of those deities' portfolios...
Am I overthinking this? Sorry if this seems like a dumb question.
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Not all deities grant all subdomains of the domains they grant. Some subdomains aren't really appropriate (Sarenrae doesn't need Arson, Pharasma doesn't need Undead). There are also a few deities that grant a subdomain but not the parent domain (Valani grants Growth but doesn't have Plant).
In PFS ("rules as much as written as possible, so it works the same wherever you go") you can only take subdomains if those subdomains are listed for your deity in any legal source you have. So if your god has Chaos but not Revelry listed anywhere, you can't take Revelry. If your god has Revelry in one (allowed) source but not another, and you have the book that gives it, you're good too.
The following pages may be useful to you:
Those pages are also considered legal sources for PFS. They've been mostly incorporated into the tables in Inner Sea Gods.