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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.
Answer: The day was made for man, not the man for the day. So a peagan has every day dedicated to "gods"; we as christians go to church on Sunday due to the fact that that's when our Lord Jesus Christ resurrected in victory ......Read Matthew 28:1 and Marcus 16:1 It is not possible to keep the 10 c…
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Anubis was an Egyptian god. He is considered by most today to be primarily mythological only. He actually held two positions in Egypt, depending on when in Egyptian history one was alive. In the early Dynastic periods he was considered the highest god in context to the dead and spirit world. His dut…
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The gods and goddesses in the Epic of Gilgamesh appear to require silence from humans as the noise of mankind led to the flood that Utnapishtim was able to escape from by building an ark. Some of the gods undoubtably require sacrifices from humans. One goddess wants physical love from Gilgamesh and …
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The Goths in ancient history were a group of tribes including the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Lombards, and Vandals. They were of Germanic origin and for the most part probably practiced variations of the Pagan religions of Northern Europe. These religions were most likely similar to that of the Vikings,…
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In the Bible, Abraham was called the first Hebrew. Answer 2: According to tradition, Abraham founded Judaism, and Moses later received the Torah from God. Abraham (18th century BCE) came from ancestry that had been God-fearing a couple of centuries earlier but had afterwards slipped into idolatr…
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In the work of Tom Wolfe "A Man in Full" (1998) he talks of the "Stoics" who definitely worship Zeus, also believing in the other Greek gods. "Via Romana" (see link) seems the closest to a real organization that is Stoical, albeit they appear more Roman than Greek. Also, in many pagan beliefs, they …
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Answer from a Satanist For the most part, we feel that it was the name that was put on us. For example, we believe in breaking all of "the 7 deadly sins" as it leads to physical, mental and emotional gratification. In previous years, the Church would have had us tortured and killed for being Devil …
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Anthropotheism is a word that is used to ascribe human form and nature to gods, or the belief that the gods are only deified human beings. Many instances of Anthropomorphic Deity are seen in the actions of the gods. For instance, the ideal that the gods have wives, husbands, deceit, tragedy, and etc…
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There are more then this, about 114 main gods. I don't know who the main gods are but RA is the sun god and the main 1 too. But about 64 gods are alive today :) hahhahahaha JK There are approximately 64 Egyptian Gods. These include Osiris, Amun, Re(Ra) AND Nephthys. They all play a vital role in Anc…
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Answers from WikiAnswers members: Answer 1 Tradition holds that Abraham is the father of the Hebrews. The Torah says that long ago God spoke to Abraham. He was a shepherd in Ur-Kasdim, in Mesopotamia. God told Abraham to leave Ur-Kasdim and go to Canaan. God promised Canaan to Abraham and his desc…
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Since Egyptian Hieroglyphics are much like the letters of our alphabet, there would not be a single symbol for an entire sentence, but rather a series of symbols that spell out the meanings of the words. Also, they recognized many different Gods, and each had a different symbol. The symbol in your …
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Judaism as it is known today, developed originally from the revelation of God to Moses on Mount Sinai in terms of the Torah, as well as the application of the Torah to life as seen through the history of God's dealings with his people into the era of the prophets, into the exile, and beyond. It cann…
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The Ancient Greeks did not know much about the Earth. They developed deities that were personifications of worldly things to provide answers to things beyond their knowledge. Also the Greek gods embodied specific emotions and characteristics, making them somewhat imperfect. For example, Poseidon emb…
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Hestia goddess of magic, Hephaestus god of metal, Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty, Ares god of war, Demeter goddess of fields, Hermes god of travels, Hera goddess of marriage, Poseidon god of sea, Athene or Athena goddess of victory and courage, Zeus god of sky, Artemis goddess of the hunt and …
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There is only one god of dream and sleep. His name is Hypnos.
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christian gothic.. satanism, judaism, pagan, wiccan... not really beliefs but thats kind of a religion.. im a christian ^-^
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Zeus- king of the gods and lord of the skyPoseidon- god of the seaHades- god of the Underworld Athena- goddess of war strageties and skills, wisdom, and handicrafts.Ares- god of violent and bloody warHera- goddess of marriage, family, and childrenArtemis- goddess of The Hunt, the moon and children (…
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The Taliban is not a 'people' it is not a religious/political party in Afghanistan as claimed or labled.TALIBAN simply means STUDENTTaliban were never know in the west before 9-11. A brief history of taliban is as follows> Sometime in 1999 to 2000 before so called Taliban came in power in Afagani…
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well it is both yes and no!!! If you consider "Braahman" as the person who is interested in the "Brahma Jnaa" ... then Lingayats are Brahmans... .. They have their own rituals, phylosophy , spiritual path for solvation etc etc. The Shakthi-VishistaAdvaitha phylisophy of Lingayats is in parallel wit…
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To be a guiding force for the nations of the world to learn from. Answer 2 According to tradition, Abraham founded Judaism, and Moses later received the Torah from God. Abraham (18th century BCE) came from ancestry that had been God-fearing a couple of centuries earlier but had afterwards slipped…
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According to the Bible: A dictionary defines religion as "a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code …
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Viking's religion was Asatru. The main gods of Asatru are Odin (the Allfather), Thor (god of thunder and lightning), Tyr (god of war) and Freya (goddess of fertility). There were many more gods in Asatru religion though. You can read all about them in Prose and Poetic Edda's.
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alot of them are christians or roman catholics, but obviously there are others, but those are the most commom.
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Pan was the god of forests, fields and fertility, representing also the shepherds and goatherds
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around the Mexico area in America.
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Venus is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. She is the goddess of love and beauty. Answer2: Aphrodite (Roman Venus), the goddess of fertility and love, considered to be the "sister of the Assyro-Babylonian Ishtar and the Syro-Phoenician Astarte" (Greek Mythology, by P.
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Aphrodite is the goddess of love.
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Answers from various contributors: Oldest Known Religion: Religion goes back at least as far as human civilizations. Nobody knows what the first religion was. The Egyptians predate the Jews, The Mesopotamians predate them. The Chinese predate them... Religions with a creation story often claim to…
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the Aztecs ate, porridge cocoa juice flat cakes fruit turkey fresh fish cheese meat and a type of plant called Yucca.
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The etymology of words is interesting to say the least and confusing at its worst. The term "OK" for example is claimed by some to have it's genesis in Ellis Island, where some of the clerks who processed arriving passangers used a form of shorthand. It is claimed that when all of the papers had bee…
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Answer People have argued that the material in the Pali Canon, particularly in the Sutta-Patika and Vineya Patika, being among the older, if not oldest, Buddhist scriptures, represent the closest we can get to the historical Buddha's teaching. However, Edward Conze argues that in may not be th…
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goddess of life "Egyption Goddess" Isis, Egyptian Goddess of Magic and Giver of Life Isis, the Egyptian goddess of rebirth remains one of the most familiar images of empowered and utter femininity. The goddess Isis was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, the goddess of the Over…
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She was the mother goddess of ancient egypitian society. She was the wife and sister of Osiris, God of the the afterlife. Isis was also the goddess of healy and regeration as well as reproduction. She can be found in other mytologies of the world as well.
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The beginning of the cult of Heqet/Heket dates to the early dynastic period, which is thought to be just after the unification of Lower and Upper Egypt. This is thought to have happened around 3100 BC.
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Answer Religion started almost as soon as humans appearred on this earth. Religion started off as a way to explain things that could not be explained by the limited knowledge that the early people had; and example would be lightning, which meant that the god or gods were not pleased. Answer Re…
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Thy follow the teachings of Buddha (566?BCE-480 BCE) an Indian religious leader. He taught that suffering is caused by desire and the way to end the suffering was through "enlightenment." Buddha's sermons and stories number in the thousands, as he taught for more than 45 years his way to end sufferi…
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Ra was God of the Sun ra was the god of the sun. during the reign of akeaten it was aten
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Ancient Greeks made up stories about why the mountains echo, why there are four seasons, and where spiders came from and so on.
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Shamash.
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Judaism began because God told Abraham to leave Ur in South Iraq and go to the Promised Land. Abraham obeyed God and went to the area that is now Israel. That happened about 2000 BC. It has gone through many changes since then. It reached its current intellectual form, for the most part, under Maimo…
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Ancient Egypt
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Buddhism. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism He was born in a Hindu kingdom and spent 29 years as a Prince in Kapilvastu. Although his father ensured that Siddhartha was provided with everything he could want or need, Siddhartha felt that material wealth was not the ultimate goal of life.Hen…
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Answer The eye of Horus depicts peregrine falcon's right eye. It's a symbol of the Sun, and it was also called eye of Ra (by the Egyprian Sun god, Ra). The falcon's left eye represents the Moon. Answer The Eye of Horus, healed by Thoth, was an amulet, or magic charm. The Ancient Egyptians als…
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Answer An extinct sect following the 3rd-century CE prophet Mani who was born in Babylon (Iraq) of Persian (Iranian) parentage. "Mani presented himself as a saviour, the apostle of Jesus Christ"
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VedaVyasa wrote Bhagavad Gita. Actually it is the technical part of Book 6 of the Mahabharata that is more than 2400 years old.Gita was written like 200 years after Alexander the great entered India.We can discuss forever who was the author but read about the Alexander invasion of India-that was aut…
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There are over 350+ deities in Greek mythology. Mainly gods of something (god of lightning etc), monsters and personified concepts (like Geras :aging and Eros : love and/or desire).
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Guru Nanak was born in 1469 on the 14 of april at Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present distrect of Shekhupura (Pakistan).
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Athena was Goddess of war. In Rome, he is know as Mars. (and the planets were named after the gods not the other way around.) Though there is a goddess of war in Egyptian mythology. Her name is Sekhmet, usually found as a cat/human, or otherwise just a cat. When I say cat/human I mean the head of a…
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Egypt's Sun God,Ammon Ra!The Egyptian god, Ammon Ra is the main god,or the sun god in this religion. He defeats Set the god of darkness and storms, every night to become the sun and bring the day to earth.  Amon and RaAmon- Egyptian god of life and reproduction aka wind-god, god of Thebes, hel…
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The First records of any type of religious scripture or writings were by the Sumarian People who lived in the area today known as Iraq more than 10 thousand years ago. Their civilization worshiped gods from the sky who came from a different world. Their history states that the gods came and conceave…
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they don't. they have ceremonies in a temple in china called the gong. they pray butonly in the sense of common religious prayertell me
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When God created the world and humans came in, people started to belive in different things and different theories ( Examples: Christian, Catholic, etc ). Answer: One thing that researchers agree upon is that mankind has always believed in a Higher Power. Archaeology has shown that no ancient soc…
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The name given to a head monk is abbot.
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Rhythmic gymnastics is considered one of the most popular sports in Russia.
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Answer that has a human foot born from the union of Poseiden and Demeter
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A local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically testing and classifying them. example, cocasian, asian, african, hispanic, ect.
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A sign ov courage.
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Anubis is the Greek name for the Egyptian god Anpu, pronounced Anapa. It possibly means "royal child".
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Judaism was founded in approximately 2000-1500 B.C. in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). Many say that Abraham was the father of the religion, but scholars still debate it today. Some say that Judaism has not one, single founder, but is a religion where beliefs and customs were added over time. Answe…
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Answer The titans were indeed created by 'something'. according to the greek myths, in the beginningwere primordial forces. Accounts may differ , but Chaos is widely accepted as the first. Gaia, the Earth, came next, and Eros and Tartaros may also have sprung into existence at around the same tim…
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The religion of the Ancient Egyptians affected their daily lives through the belief that floods, drought, and successful harvests were caused by the gods and goddesses. As a result they would perform sacrifices, pray, and give gifts to the temples of worship, to honor the gods and ensure successful …
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Judaism as we know it started after the Jews left Egypt and received the Torah from G-d. However, their bloodline can be traced back to Abraham, who lived in Ancient Sumeria in the city of Ur. Answer: According to tradition, Abraham founded Judaism, and Moses later received the Torah from God.
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The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.
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According to tradition, Abraham founded Judaism, and Moses later received the Torah from God.
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Guru Nanak Dev was born on April 15, 1469.
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Cortez took gold, silver and other treasures.
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There are close to 100 (94) Egyptian gods and goddesses.
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The name Isis is the Greek version of the Egyptian name Ast, which means "She of the Throne".
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He was a conquistador who came to New Mexico in the early 1500s. He heard there were cities of gold, and he decided to go and steal it. He spent years looking for it, but never found it. Basically, he was a crook and a murderer who had no respect for the people living in the Americas. History paints…
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The Pharaoh acted as a Sacrosanct Monarch who served as a intermediary between the Gods and man. Religion gave the Pharaohs their power and they were revered as gods on Earth.
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The Egyptians believed in an afterlife in a different world, but one similar in many respects. They felt that the body must be preserved for an afterlife to occur. The Egyptians mummified all bodies because they wanted all Egyptians to have a happy afterlife or life after death. Most people think t…
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Guru Nanak was born in a village called Talwandi in the Punjab region.
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You pronunce it: mith-o-lo-gy
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the sumerians practiced polytheismThe Mesopotamian Religion was Polytheistic, they had a pantheon of several hundred gods.
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humanity and peace
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Hey is the Egyptian sun god, he is reffered to as the one eyed sun god..
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Yes, of course! he is the creator of the world and he knows everything. He even knows wat your doing and wat your talking ABOUT He Also Can Read Your Minds! On the other hand if you do not believe in god, then no he is notAnswer: By definition, a God would be powerful.
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The Jewish religion. Correction: The Christian concept of messiah does not exist in Judaism. The idea of a literal son of G-d who dies for the sins of man and is resurrected was a common theme amongst the various pagan religions of the region. Some of these pre-existing examples are Osiris (Egypti…
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The Egyptian god of the sun called Ra. The Egyptians started worship him during the second dynasty of Egypt.
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The followers of Sikhism are called Sikhs.
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Isis
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In Greek mythology, Eos (Roman Aurora) is the beautiful goddess of the Dawn. She is the daughter of Hyperion and Thea, sister of Helios and Selene, or the sun and the moon. She had flame-colored hair, white wings, and rosy fingers. Each morning, she rode her chariot across the sky to announce the co…
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There are many theories, but most believe that they were sun worshipers.
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Isis resurrected her husband and then bore him the son Horus. She was the personification of the throne. She was the patron of outcasts and artists and listened to the prayers of many different types of people.
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In the north west of England during the 1650's.
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From the WikiAnswers community: It is difficult to say. Judaism was heavily influenced by Zoroastrianism and the concept of final judgment, heaven and hell, the arch-angels, the concept of an ethnical-uiversal God as opposed to a tribal one came from Zoroastrianism. The general concensus on Zoroa…
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Well, the Greeks believed that everything that happened to them was because a God or Goddess chose it to. Deities(gods) were a big part of Greeks lives because they believed that when the gods chose their fate, it was to happen. This affected them in a spiritual way because it made them believers ab…
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There are acutally two. A boy and a girl. The names are Apollo and Athena
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People thought that the gods could care better for them if they each had only one area of responsibility. Many other religions are polytheistic = have many gods, Hinduism, e.g.
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The early people of Mesopotamia were polytheistic (had many gods). Both the Sumerians and Akkadians believed in hundreds of gods and demons that controlled various aspects of the natural world. There were no real established religions when Mesopotamia was founded. The Sumerians had various gods fo…
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The parents of the Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades is Kronos. Athena,Ares,and Hepheastus are borned from Zeus. The eldest goddess, Aphrodite(love and beauty), who's a child of Oureanus the sky. She was created when Kronos killed him by shredding him into pieces and throw him into the sea which created sea…
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Answer There were many different gods who were linked to animals. Nekhbet the vulture Sakhmet the Lioness Wadjet the cobra (heh, watch it!) Khephri the Dung Beetle and many, many more. Almost every significant animal was a diety here are two references listing the Egyptian Gods: part one =…
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Tarot cards don't predate trinitarian doctrine. The first known decks of tarot appeared in Italy in the late 1500's early 1600's. ...Although, there are loads of Catholic symbols in the early cards. The English language decks have a card called the "Hierophant" which until the 20th century was "The …
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