In Atala the Native Americans worshiped more than one god, and they are very closely related to the Greek gods. They believed that these gods could take on any form and any gender. The Greeks did this to test their hospitality. They both have myths that explain how everything came to be like the gods, and how humans came, and fire, and all things imaginable. For years these myths were passed down orally until somebody decided to write them.
Let the bull spill his blood.” (Page 40). Gilgamesh and Enkidu wrestle with the bull that Anu sent and kill it. The act of killing the bull made the gods made so they decided to kill Enkidu. “The gods all gathered round last night and Anu told Enlil that one of us should die because of what we’ve done against their names.” (page 44). When he finally dies, Gilgamesh is heartbroken.
IN the Epic of Gilgamesh, the main character, Gilgamesh, goes on a long journey and has two people help him on the way. Gilgamesh’s best friend Enkidu is a mentor figure. He helps Gilgamesh realize his true being. He teaches many lessons about being a true and honest person. Enkidu was originally made to “fight him [Gilgamesh]” (Applebee et al.
Their nature was often vague, and references to them are fraught with ambiguity about number, attributes, and even gender. Some of the leading gods were eventually equated with major deities of the Greeks and Romans, as may be seen especially from the labeled representations on Etruscan mirrors. Tin or Tinia was equivalent to Zeus/Jupiter, Uni to Hera/Juno, Sethlans to Hephaestus/Vulcan, Turms to Hermes/Mercury, Turan to Aphrodite/Venus, and Menrva to Athena/ Minerva. But their character and mythology often differed sharply from that of their Greek counterparts. Menrva, for example, an immensely popular deity, was regarded as a sponsor of marriage and childbirth, in contrast to the virgin Athena, who was much more concerned with the affairs of males.
Ramesses the great held annual public ceremony for the people to recognize who he was, thus giving a face to the orders. His innovation in critical thinking, or thinking outside the box in concerns to politics, gave Ramesses more support in his campaigns (Smithson). Ramesses the Great was trained to become a ruler from a very young age. Seti, his father, put the up incoming King through “rigorous educational training” (Smithson) which was never enforced prior to his rule during the ninetieth dynasty, training young sons of Pharaohs was unprecedented (Smithson). All Pharaohs had one ultimate goal in life, to cheat death and become immortal in the eyes of history.
As long as human have inhabited the earth, the quest to explain its origins has been foremost on their minds. The Greeks were by no means any different. There are several variations of the Greek creation myth, but the most predominant version comes from the poet Hesiod and his Theogony, which details the history and genealogy of the gods. Here is a short snyopis of his account (his actual account is quite long so here is the story cut down to size).In Theogony the Void or Chaos existed before anything else. Then came Earth (Gaia) and Eros (god of love or desire).
Although a few sacred readings and the form that followers pray are similar in both religions they are also slightly different. For example the most important text in Christianity is The Bible (that consist of The Old Testament and New Testament). Jews however, consider the TaKa’kh their “holy book” (which consist of mostly The Old Testament). When a Jewish prayer is taking place, Hebrew is spoken; when a Christian prays they do it in the language they regularly speak. Furthermore, Christians believe in heaven, hell, and purgatory, in other words, they believe that where they will go after death depends on the way they have executed life.
Modern Christians believe that this one god handmade all of the earth and the people in it. Gnostics, however, believe that there are two different Gods. Some Gnostics say that there is a Creator God of the Old Testament who is mean and hateful and full of wrath, and then they say there is the New Testament God who is kind and forgiving (28). Orthodox Christians will argue that there is only one God who brings both joy and pain, but those who believe in the gnostic gospels wonder why such a nice god would create such a terrible world for all humans to live in. To them, if there is a good side to the world and a bad side to the world, then there must be two gods to keep track of it all.
Since the sun is so powerful, they had to do a sacrifice of a God, Tezcatlipoca. It became only half a sun and this first creation was incomplete. A fight began with Quetzalcoatl and the sun was knocked from the sky, in anger Tezcatlipoca sent jaguars to destroy the giants. This God was assigned to the Earth. The second sun the Wind Sun took over his brother as the sun.
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.