Mesopotamia was also divided into city-states. The religions of the Nile River Valley and the Tigris and Euphrates River valley were very different. The Egyptians worshiped their gods and thought that they brought them good things while the Mesopotamians feared their gods and thought that they caused storms when they were angry. The Nile River Valley and the Tigris and Euphrates River valley both had similar governments and ways to divide their country but when it came to religion they both had very different approaches. Both of the river valley civilizations had an absolute monarch but the Nile had a Theocracy while the Mesopotamians had a Monarchy.
Minoan Religion Describe the main features of religion in Minoan society. Since archeology aimed at the Minoans has produced only ruins and remains of their culture, people studying them can only guess at what their religious practices might have been. The world for the Minoans seems immersed with the divine; all objects in the world seem to have been charged with religious meaning. The Minoans particularly worshipped goddesses, trees, pillars, and animals. The priesthood appear to have been almost entirely if not totally female, although there is little evidence that the palace kings had some religious functions as well.
this. Special beliefs that they held about the creation of people were: “the only thing that the world lacked was a symbol of God”, “Seeing this, Prometheus sculpted a figure, man, out of earth.”, and “This figure was to symbolize the gods, thus human life is formed” (“Roman Creation Myth”). As evident from the quotes, one can see that the Romans’ beliefs were quite odd from what a human living in the present day would believe in. These beliefs are ‘special’ to a present-day human as the Romans created these myths based strictly off of their imagination. In the current age, one would not need to create their own stories because we now have correct information because of the scientific knowledge that is currently present.
Socrates was brought in front of jury by a man named Meletus. This man accused Socrates of two violations of Athenian law, creating new gods not recognized by Athenians and corrupting the youth. In The Apology, which was actually not an apology at all, Socrates makes good arguments, but it wasn't about that; it was about the community's belief. Because he is teaching about and creating
The beginning of realistic depictions of humans in Greek art began in the Archaic period (700-480 BC). Active sculptors in this period were influenced by the Egyptians. However the fact that the Greek sculptures were represented in the nude was a major difference between the two. Male sculptures created during this period showed no emphasis on bone and muscle anatomy. This was clearly evident by the lack of details around the joints in the knees and arms.
‘The Spartan social system deserves little admiration since it was based on cruelty and suppression of the weak’ is this a fair description of Spartan society explain your opinions The Spartan society was built up of 4 mains part to the Spartan society. These were the government, the normal Spartan people, the perioikoi and the helots. The Spartan people were controlled by the government which were mainly made up of the gerousia. The gerousia made the laws one what people should be killed and if people should be demoted down to inferiors. The main reason that people were demoted to inferiors was because they were cowardly in battle.
The ziggurats were used mainly for worship and it was considered the home of the gods and a place where they were thought to reveal themselves. Only the priest, religious officers and their staff were only able to get in. Pyramids were four-sided massive monuments used for the tombs of royalty and important upper class people that would guarantee immortality for the people buried there. The pyramids structure was elaborate and complexes that were made from limestone blocks. Also at the center of the pyramid was a chamber held for the pharaohs mummified body’s surrounded by their treasurer which they thought they could carry with them to the afterlife( Culture and Values, Cunningham /Reich, 2010 , chapter 1).
The sacred realm cannot be seen with human eyes, yet the artists throughout the ages have been asked to create images of gods, goddesses, angels, demons, and all manner of spirit beings (Getlein, 2010, p. 53). Architect created Byodo-in Temple here one might approach the sacred realm. 2. Politics and the Social Order • Title: Maya Lin. Artists: Vietnam Veteran Memorial.
A cult is a religious group that exists on the fringes of religion. These mystery cults were all different, yet they all had major elements that were common throughout them. All Greeks wanted to have salvation and eternal life so that was the foundation of all the mystery cults. Also many Greeks wanted to have an emotional connection with a higher power. These mystery religions formed so that Greeks could have that emotional bond with a god/goddess.
(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.