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Why were gods important to ancient peoples?

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2011-01-16 04:06:41
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A thorough answer will depend on which ancient people, e.g Greek, Egyptian, Roman? In any case, the ancient gods gave people reasons for unanswered phenomena in nature and gave the people someone to worship and strive to be like and to please. The gods also allowed for societies to grow on the bases of fear of the wrath of the gods and making them unhappy.

To all ancient countries , gods were protectors and providers. They would also bring luck to the people in war, and everyday life. gods could also bring harvest, good fortune and happiness.

Remember that all societies and all individuals within those societies are different and find different individual needs important. You should easily be able to answer this question yourself. Although, we are all different, we still share the commonality of not knowing everything--for instance, what happens after we die--i.e. need for an answer, which usually comes nicely packaged in religious context from your local civilization/ruler/society. I would say that across the board, people from every time and every walk of life feel the need to know where they come from and where they will end up. The vast majority of people are either taught or pick a belief system that eases, or for the "truly" faithful (hmm), answers that need to know. So simply ask why or why not is the particular god you were taught to believe in important to you. Your answer is the answer

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