Mythic syncretism is an exciting literary process and one that stretches beyond the tastes of individual authors and audiences; it's key to making sure that stories are not ephemera but contribute to the evolution of myths that can last across time. Much of what we take as original, essential characteristics of our comic book characters is in fact the result of the syncretism process. One of my earliest posts was about how the Mad Hatter as we know him today is the result of such syncretism. Syncretism is why I don't freak out as much as other fans do when the television or cinema version of some hero's story "isn't right" and doesn't agree with canon. Well, of course, it doesn't. If it did, there would be little reason to make it. Maybe it will contribute some new wrinkle or viewpoint to the myth. Maybe what it does will be too out-of-line, and be rejected; but even that contributes to the reaffirmation of the existing myth.
It's a fascinating process, as if entire civilizations were individual authors trying to establish a continuity that encompasses different and sometimes contradictory stories about particular characters or events. It often reveals what the purpose of the myth itself is, which elements are most essential to it, and sometimes makes the story a more universal one, accessible to a broader audience.
Wonder Woman quite literally address her realization that she has more than one backstory: "why does my story keep changing?" Vowing to get to the bottom of it, she repudiates her recent characterization as a God of War. She crushes the Helm of Ares (which should not be doable even for her) and points out the first casualty in war is....the truth. This, along with her vow to uncover who has deceived her and why, is a unequivocal reaffirmation that 'truth' rather than 'war' is the core concept of the character.
I have to note that 'truth' being one of Wonder Woman's core concepts is NOT original to the character. If you read her Golden Age adventures, you'll see that the core concepts are ones of aggression/submission and love/hate. What we now call 'the lasso of truth' was in fact a lasso of CONTROL Because 'submission to a loving authority' was the concept that Wonder Woman's creator, William M. Marston, thought of as being at her core. History had a different idea, as it turned out, and through various other post-Marston versions of her, Wonder Woman became about truth; it was a result of syncretism.
In the Superman books, Rebirth is an issue of responsibility. Details of recent history be damned; this looks like a job for Superman and he's going to do it, and chance the consequences, because Superman is a man of action.
In the Batman books, Rebirth is a mystery. Batman and his fellow detective the Flash intend to find out which thief stole history from the DC and right that injustice.
In the Wonder Woman books, Rebirth is matter of myth, of figuring out which version of her story is true, because myths matter. In the fashion of Greek myths, Wonder Woman speaks about concepts in a personified way, e.g., "the lie is afraid of me" and "hostility, the child of fear". She vow to "find the source of the deception". My hope is we are seeing the reintroduction of the perfect foe for Wonder Woman; not Ares God of War (because Wonder Woman has always been quite willing to do battle for what is right), but rather Deception God of Lies.
In any case, I am for now, definitely along for the ride. Because this is a Wonder Woman that works for me.