In Genesis 1:26 it says "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..."
Also in Exodus 33:23 Moses is talking to God on a mountain after leading the slaves from Egypt and asks to see God's face, his answer: "And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen."
So I guess one could deduce that God and humans have some similarities but nothing that I have read describes God directly as having a human form.
My own opinion is that religious texts are "dumbed down" so much so that we humans can understand and glean something from divine wisdom, at the sacrifice of losing some details in the translation. For example the image of God could mean anything from exact form all the way through to something so basic in that we both have free will over our destiny.
In Human Form
Egyptian gods tended to be portrayed in animal form while Greek gods tended to appear in human form.
Yes, Egyptian gods tended to be portrayed in animal form while Greek gods tended to appear in human form.
Most likely, the Greek gods and goddesses were created in human form because they were created by humans who visualized them as being humans, only with greater powers. People have always designed there belief systems in ways that they can relate to the Deities in them.
The Egyptian gods and goddesses had often animal aspects; while the Greek gods and goddesses usually had human appearance.
Roman mythology was heavily influenced by Greek mythology.
An avatar is a god in human form. This is not a tradition. Whether you believe in the existence of a god or gods, and whether you believe that gods can take human form determines whether this is a myth or a reality for you.
When gods were worshiped, priests wore headdresses depecting the gods in animal form. That is why many gods are seen as half human half animal.
The Greek gods chose whatever form they wanted, if they wanted to be human they became that.
Some scholars argue that initially Romans gods were formless and not associated with any images. Later they had a human form.
The ancient egyptions believed that the Pharaohs were Horus in human form.
Anthropomorphism, or personification, is attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other than a human being. This is done in most - if not all- religions and is not unique to Egyptian gods or goddesses.
You will find all Egyptian Gods/Goddesses have an animal form and a human form. Take Horus for example, He could be shown as a human, a human with a falcons head, or as a falcon! (I'm not that sure to be honest though if Horus had a falcon's head or an eagle's head.)It is more common for certain gods/goddesses to be shown with there animals head or in human form.Any further questions on Greek,Norse, or Egyptian Mythology, please put it on my message board...
Although they could change form, the gods could normally be considered human-like in appearance. They also possess many traits of humans such as jealousy, anger, lust, love, and sympathy.
ok, Jews and Muslim are humans. so what is the question?
From the information contained in the Hindu scriptures it is apparent that all their Gods can assume the form of any creature including humans.
the classical Greek's did not believe in giving a human-like form to their gods.
According to Greek myth, when Prometheus made man, he wanted to give them a special gift. But his brother, Epimetheus, had given all the gifts to the other animals that had been made. So, Prometheus, knowing man was special, made him walk upright, in the image of the gods, and gave him fire, such as only the gods themselves could harness. So, the Greeks made statues of their gods in their own image, since if mankind was made to look like the gods, they must have the same form. The reality of it is that we create gods in our own image, and the Greek sculptors use the only form they knew, the human form, to represent their gods.
The ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife, and a whole raft of gods and goddesses that people don't generally believe in today, they believed that the pharaoh was a god, but in human form, born to lead them. hope this helps :)
they all have there own looks but one things for sure there don't have exactly human form
Most Greek gods were depicted in human form.
Most Greek gods were depicted in human form.
The Mayan people worshiped nature Gods, including the God of Rain and The God of Sun. The Mayans paid tribute to the various Gods in the form of labor and sacrifice.
Egyptian gods tended to take the form of animals.