Even though Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia were similar they also showed many differences. Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt in the period of antiquity shared their similarities and their differences. Despite war and trade they did not imitate each other much. While Egypt emphasized strong central authority, whereas Mesopotamian politics shifted more often over a substructure of regional city-states. Since Egypt emphasized a strong unified kingdom, Egypt had a large bureaucracy, run by pharaohs who were worshiped as gods.
However, King Shou has chosen to rule as a “cruel” and “unjust” king. In the same manner, the king God described to Samuel rules greedily, taking advantage of his own people. All of these kings have used their powers in different ways. Assur-Nassir-Pal II uses his love for his Gods as a motivation; King Shou disregards his God's desires; The king
Divinity In the epic of Gilgamesh divinity is defined by the presence of the gods and their actions in the epic. In the beginning of the epic it is clear that is a man who is self-centered and is focused on what is in the best interest of him and his place in the universe. The first presence of divinity from the gods in shown from the prayers of people that lived in uruk because of Gilgamesh rule of the kingdom from him raping women to just bullying people. The gods reacted from the people’s prayers which are a great sign of divinity for being loyal to the people that were praying to them and answering their prayers and creates Enkidu (Gilgamesh Tab.1 65-110) which is created by the goddess of birth to be a reflection of the King Gilgamesh. His creation was a result of the cries to the Gods for bad leadership and power of King Gilgamesh.
Takers believe that if this control were present, "it wouldn't apply to us because we're so far above all the rest of the community," (Quinn 99). From this quote it is obvious that Takers feel that there is no control from gods, and if there were that they would be above their control. They feel this way because they feel that the human race is far above the rest of the creatures in existence on the earth. Takers also feel that, "the world was made for man," (Quinn 67). This quote is pretty much self-explanatory.
When people consider gods they automatically think of almighty, honorable, and immortal beings. They are usually associated with confident and self-assured figures in religion, but in reality they have their own doubts. Homer’s The Odyssey shows an example of doubtful gods and goddesses that make themselves feel better by seeing the destruction of others. Because of the gods wrath, people have horrible lives. Yet even if they have unbelievably amazing powers and immortality, the gods have self-esteem issues.
• It is ironic that Athena is praying to the gods, because she is one and is fulfilling her own prayer. I guess she has to in order to stay disguised, so she puts courage into his mind. Later, she probably reveals her identity because people will be more willing to help Telemachos if he has a god helping him. • The heifer that they sacrificed shows that people are willing to kill innocent creatures in order to make their life better. The reason people make sacrifices is to please gods, right?
Aztec Gods were indeed imperative to the life of Aztec followers. The Aztecs believed that their lives were dependent upon the will of the various gods. The gods were often seen to be kind and loving, while others were frightening and cruel. Brought on by the fear of these various Gods and their ability to harm and benefit the individual, The Aztecs performed a variety of rituals in order to appease the Gods. At the root of these rituals was the belief that the Gods would be pleased and nourished by the heart and blood of human beings.
(2)"Life is because of the gods; with their sacrifice they gave us life" Aztec people believed the Gods controlled every aspect of a person including their life from his or her birth to death. In other words they believed their Gods were the key to their survival. Since they believe, that only because of their Gods they exist in this world, they had to delight the Gods. Therefore the Aztecs conducted many ceremonies to gratify their Gods and they thought that if they please the Gods, in return they would receive good harvests, good weather, secure and easier life. They never out looked their God nor took them for granted.
At least, if someone did, that person never got enough support to make any type of change. Their system of justice came directly from their religion. Therefore, the people had to deal with laws that were rather strict and favored certain members of society more than others. Had the people questioned this system, they could have made a code that was fair to all and not as harsh. Unfortunately, the people of Mesopotamia never challenged their way of thinking and had to deal with the harshness of the Code.
They believe that you are the center of your religion, you live with vibrancy and luxury, if you want it, take it. They advocate for vengeance instead of turning the other cheek; pride and freedom to find out for yourself who you are and what your individual purpose in life is. Satanists are their own gods. LaVey says, in the Satanic Bible, “Man—using his brain—invented all the Gods, doing so because many of our species cannot accept or control their personal egos, feeling compelled to conjure up one or a multiplicity of characters who can act without hindrance or guilt upon whims and desires. All Gods are thus externalized forms, magnified projections of the true nature of their creators, personifying aspects of the universe or personal temperaments which many of their followers find to be troubling.