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Ancient Religions

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The legends, worship and observances of a god or gods of the distant past. Including but not restricted to the Roman, Greek, Sumerian, Norse, Celtic, Indian, Chinese and Japanese.
there's no proof he isn't but its likely that hes just myth
  Go to Google images, then type in roman god Mercury.
Horus was the god of the sun, kings and vengence :] By Brian Morrissey
Both. Nymph can be the category yet divinity is defined to have the  quality of Divine  force or power - powers or forces that are universal, or  transcend human capacities. In this case: any being which is able  to maintain its personal centralisation beyond transitions of death  and birth.
  The Apocrypha are several books not accepted by all Christians. The Deuterocanon is a subset of Apocrypha used by the Catholic Church, that include all but 3 of the Apocrypha of the 1611 King James Bible.
ancient cultures had to mine caves and holes to find iron like we  do today. However, they did not have the tools we have today and/or  the tech so it took them much, much longer to locate iron and get  it out of the earth. :-)
I think it is because they had a democracy and the rest of Greece  did not, in some retrospect the Greeks may have come up with a  democracy.
Seth was the god of deserts, chaos, darkness, and storms.
She was the only surviving daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of  Aragon. Although she had been separated from her mother and  expelled from the court, later, in 1544, she became the Queen of  England, and in 1553, the Queen of Ireland as well. She got the  name "Bloody Mary" because she was a...
Religios war was once rare - generally they recognised the equivalence of the pantheon of gods - eg Pompey, on capturing Jerusalem, went to the temple and sacrificiced to Jehovah, recognising him as the same as Zeus or Jupiter. Religious wars came withe the exclusive religions who claimed their god...
The Mesopotamians had about 2,000 gods
The bible does not exactly say which gods that Terah worshipped. We  do know that he worshipped idols. Some believe that he worshipped  multiple gods and goddesses.
  you try again, and if that fails, you try something else
That's possible. The movie "Unbreakable" starring Samuel Jackson and Bruce Willis explored that theme well.
to answer questions about the world and nature because they did not  have science. If lightning struck down a town they would call it  the mighty wrath of Zeus, the greek god of lightning and the sky.  Today we would say it was simply a really bad storm and blame it on  science.
They wrote the book of the dead proclaiming what to do to the dead  bodies and what would happen to the deceased.
African rock art is the oldest form of art from the continent of  Africa. Rock paintings and engravings are what make up African rock  art.
The Egyptians believed that if they worshiped their gods, they  would provide for them crops, fortune, and a good after-life.  Osiris, the god of the Underworld would provide barely, a crop  widely known to Egyptians and very common. Also, the Egyptian  goddess of warfare would keep killing...
Yes, that Akhenaten did. He changed Egypt's Polytheistic society into one that was of Monothesiam. He took thougt that only one god needed to be worshiped and that all the others no longer mattered. He was hateed and despised by many. He was the father of king tut and was infamous for going to...
Gnostic churches are characterized by the belief that a special knowledge ("gnosis") is needed to fully enter into salvation. Jesus then possessed this special knowledge and gave it to some (one?) of his disciples, and it has been preserved in the Gnostic church. In a sense the Gnostics become an...
There will be a solar eclipse, many will think it's the end and will commit suicide.
It's to do with "The Hum"
Through ritualistic sacrifice and worship.
Masks were used in Egypt to symbolize everything from wealth to power.
There are several famous Egyptian kings. Some of these include  Ramesses II, Akhenaten, King Tut, as well as Pepi II.
The pharaoh was seen as being the living god, such as Ra or Horus.
Rome chose symbols to represent who they were. Most people could  not read in Ancient Rome, so they had to communicate via pictures  and symbols instead.
Commonly, Jove or Jupiter's son Mercury (aka Hermes in Greek myth) was known to be a messenger for the gods. He was also the god of thievery and a variety of other things, including travel.
Buddha indicated that the belief in a god is not essential toenlightenment. Furthermore the searching for deity related answers(Is there a god?, What does god want?) which are essentiallyunanswerable wastes time and effort which would be better used inself improvement.
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When a person was born into being a peasant, it was hard to get out  of that class. To make their lives better, they would learn to take  care of themselves or start their own business to bring in money.
  Visions are an individual thing in most cases. Young Sioux boys customarily had their 'vision quest' to receive guidance for their lives. Probably the most well known Sioux vision can be found in the book 'Black Elk Speaks', which includes the holy man's personal visions and those for his...
The way that the dead are embalmed today is vastly different from  how the dead were handled in ancient times. Now, the bodies are  drained of blood and chemicals such as formaldehyde and other  substances are injected into the blood vessels to preserve the  body.
The Buddha statue is considered as one of the most symbolic objects  of Buddhism. The first statue was done in the country of Gandhara,  North of India, in what is today, the country of Pakistan.
Through worship and ritualistic sacrifice.
  everbody will die   everbody will die
The Roman goddess of food and feasting was Edesia. She paired with  Bibesia, the goddess of drink, to preside over banquets.
they first go to heavan and god decides where will the person go and lets say they go to hell they will burn first and be a slave to the devil
  In ancient Egypt, there was supposedly a cat goddess named Bast, who was in the form of a Cat Woman. In fact, because there was a Cat Goddess, the people of Egypt worshiped cats for a long period of time. It was said that if somebody killed or attempted to hurt a cat, they would be sentenced...
his mother Isis stabbed his eye so Horus cut off Isis's head. bloody bloody family!!
Singers have three patron saints. St Cecilia is the patron saint of all music and singers. St Gregory is the patron saint of singers and choir boys. St Andrew the Apostle is also a patron saint of singers.
as per search , in area of vidhrbha( washim ,balapur,akot,buldhna) vanjari called as raosaheb, but there is no perfect proof of claming of being kunbi vanjari,some autor like Russel........, ornamental of India author in his book said vanjari are some what kshtriya.......,still further research is...
Wilderness, not desert. They received the Torah from God, built the Mishkan (tabernacle), appointed judges. A foreigner named Bil'am (Balaam) tried to curse them but was frustrated by God in his plans.
Hermes was the messenger of the gods. He had wings on his feet, and  was also the son of Zeus.
    He was born in Stadacona, which is present day Quebec.
It means that you are both wise and free-spirited. You flow through life with grace and composure. You are also curious and friendly. My power animal is also a Manta Ray.
The Egyptians believed you would go on a journey in a boat after  you died to go live with the gods. People would be mummified so  they don't rot on their journey and their grave filled with food so  they wouldn't starve on their journey. If you were a Pharaoh or a  queen, your grave would be...
The Jews agreed to live by Roman rule.
It is said that people should kiss the Blarney Stone on St.  Patrick's Day. The stone is located at Blarney castle in Ireland.  It is said that if you kiss it, you'll never again be lost for  words.
im not too sure probably catholic cause it was Italy??? The erruption occured in 79 AD At the time christianinty was a fairly minor cult and catholisism had not yet been concived of a christian sect. The inhabitants would have been Italian pagans worshiping a varity of gods both local imported and...
Hades does not have a throne in Olympus. His throne was in the underworld.
  Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, though there are more agnostic or atheistic people than there are Hindu people. Christianity and Islam are first and second, respectively.
Iris was only in 1 myth. It was the about how Artemis was born.
The most well known are the four sons of Horus: Imsety in human form, protected the liver.Hapi in baboon form, protected the lungs.Duamutef in jackal form, protected the stomach.Qebehsenuef in hawk form, protected the large intestines.
In 50 BC, the most common types of jobs were labor intensive.  Peasants would either grow crops or herd animals. People were also  fishermen, hunters, and gatherers.
Noah had three sons; Ham, Shem, and Japeth.
Santa Cruz sometimes is referred to as "hard luck" mission. It is  called this due to a troubled past from people having to relocate  after a flood.
There was no Egyptian god which was simply a animal, the animal was their symbol of power and the meaning of their ideal nature.
The Pillars of Hercules are now known as the Strait of Gibraltar.
  Greek - Hestia, Hephaestus Roman - Vesta, Vulcan Norse - Loki Celtic - Brigid Polynesian/Hawaiian - Pele
Because, the Egyptians thought that their gods gave them life and that they were the reason that everything happened the way it did. They thought of their gods as we think of our God and I hope I answered your question.
Gods and goddesses which the ancient people who lived in Egypt believed and worshiped.
Because it is one of things in the world that humans have no knowledge on. Actually, it isn't in the classical sense. The reason is that the man who organized the original list, Herodotus, didn't know of its existence. A reason why it would be is that it's a mystery and a marvel to humanity's...
the economic achievement of Askia Toure are that they had a democracy and a powerful government.=)
While there are some Hindus who are not vegetarians, most of them  are. One reason for so many being vegetarians are a belief in  nonviolence. Another is the belief that non vegetarian food is bad  for the mind and hinders spiritual development.
Saint Patrick's day is a holiday that is celebrated on the 17th of  March every year. It was originally started in the 1700's.
The Ganges River in India is considered sacred by Hindus. The Hindu  belief that the river is sacred comes from their mythology.
Islam adherents usually worship five specific times a day. Buddhism  does not have this strict a schedule. Buddhist practice includes  chanting, meditation, and yoga.
  The main religion of Spain at that time was Catholicism. El Cid defeated the Moors who were Muslim and drove them out of Spain in 1492, and since that time Spain has been predominantly Catholic. There were a some Jews and most likely a few Muslims still around at that time, but it was not safe...
In Roman tradition, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus.
Geia was the universe, mostley the earth a goddess whose son and husband Uranus (a little awkward) had a son; Cronos who had hestiesta, posiedon, hades, Demeter and hera (later zeuses wife) He swallowed them all, then Rhea (his wife) had Zeus and gave him to some sheaperds and showed cronos a rock...
You are probably thinking of Anck-Su-Namun from the first Mummy movie, who was Imhotep's love.
they listen to what they want like reggae and calypso
he was skinny and sorta looked like a teen and the reason why he looked like that was because in Buddhism there is a rule in Buddhism that you have to break away from all cravings   No there isn't, I know because I'm buddhist.
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The sarcophagus was a very important part of the burial of an Egyptian. Its markings and beauty on the outside reflected how well the person inside lived (in terms of wealth). Buried withing the sarcophagus was the mummy and the canopic jars (holding the mummy's organs) so the sarcophagus had to be...
Yes, there is. The Celtic symbol for family is a tree, entwined  with flowers. The Celtic knot is very well known and many people  use it.
Yes. Also buried were their slaves, wives and pets.
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St. Peter is buried under the enter of the Vatican.
Isis was born by the sky goddess Nut and the earth god Geb.
Isis is an Ancient Egyptian Goddess of magic and love. In some Egyptian myths(eg in the temple of Philae), she is the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. She was a popular goddess.
They were all gods, of course