The large oval shape, the head of the jellyfish, is supposed to show God in his creator form, the force and the energy that underlies all things. This part of God is more commonly told worldwide as ‘God the Father’. The circles I've put at the end of the ‘tentacles’ represent us humans or possibly, our souls, and so the tentacles themselves, the strands of energy (God) that connect us to God
To explain why Siva takes on a lot of forms in Hindu art you must trace back to origin of Saivism. Saivism a fertility religion that originated in a pre-Aryan, Indus Valley. As it spread, Saivism absorbed the cults of many local gods and goddesses. The gods became different expressions of Siva’s personality. Siva took on the form of Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance, a god from who created all beings in the great dance of the cosmos and said that eventually all beings would return to.
This intended that he was the divine Son of God and recognised as being ‘one with the Father’. Christian adherents believe of the divinity through the birth of Virgin Mary and the Son of God. Shown in the scripture passage Matthew 1:16, “and to Jacob was born Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ”, this can explicitly identify the Virgin birth, thus showing divinity. He was recognised as being human, living with normal human restrictions and sufferings however; was considered Son of God as his life, death and resurrection plays importance in humanity. Through the divinity and humanity of the Christ, Christians and believers share the stories through word of mouth.
Prayer is simply communing with God. Jesus set the perfect example for prayer when he taught his disciples what we call the Lords’ prayer. There are times in our life when we don’t know what to pray for but the word of God said that the Holy Spirit will make intercession for us. The Apostle Paul and Silas prayed and the Holy Spirit caused the ground to shake during their imprisonment. During the book of Acts we see not only the early Church praying but also the disciples.
Thus one critical aspect of the Hindu temple would be the central shine to the deity worshipped in a given location, or by a given sect of Hindu’. For instance the central shrine of the Vishvanatha Temple in Khajuraho India is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. (P 19-61) These shrines are often restricted to Hindu Priests who tend the shrine and make sacrifices to the Hindu Deities. (Kleiner, 2008, p172). These deities are also represented by wall carvings and hangings, and sculptures of the various deities.
In many cultures, narratives about the origin of the creation/universe and about the gods that shaped it are a way for society to reaffirm its native cultural traditions. Specifically, theogonies tend to affirm kingship as the natural embodiment of society. What makes the account of Hesiod unique is that it affirms no timeline . Such a gesture would have sited the Theogony in one time and one place. Rather, Hesiod affirms the kingship of the god Zeus himself over all the other gods and over the whole universe.
Andrea Otero May 12, 2013 Sikhism Versus Christianity Although Sikhism is still a relatively new religion that was branched off of Hinduism, it has a growing population of, what is now, over 30 million followers. Sikhism originated in India, more specifically in Punjab, and was founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji who was born in the late 1400's. He introduced the new concept of having only one god who has and will never be physically seen by humans. In the Sikh religion, a Guru is a being who can bring salvation among the people. There are eleven gurus that were all praised at one point throughout the evolution of the religion.
Technically, discussions of worldviews will fall into 1 of 6 categories – theism, deism, pantheism, naturalism, and polytheism – but in the real world, peoples belief are not always that easily categorized. Mormons claim to be monotheistic (theism), but are essentially polytheistic, as the teaching of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church, stated: "I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and that the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a spirit; and these three constitute three distinct personages and three distinct gods". Additional data supporting the position that Mormons truly are polytheists is their belief and worship in both God the Father (Doctrine and Covenants 18:40) and Jesus Christ (3 Nephi 11:17; 2 Nephi 25:29), as well as their view of God the Father and Jesus as two separate gods. One of the more interesting aspects of Mormonism is its reliance and use of the Doctrine and Covenants and the Book of Mormon. While many reason the Book of Mormon is their criterion for the Mormon worldview and practice of the church, the reality is that there is not a single unique doctrine of Mormonism imparted within its pages.
His creation was a result of the cries to the Gods for bad leadership and power of King Gilgamesh. Enkidu was created to match the Kings beauty, strength, and other assets. One more sign of divinity from the epic of Gilgamesh is Gilgamesh his self in the epic we read that Gilgamesh does some superhuman things that a regular person couldn’t do and if they could have the gods would not created Enkidu. He originally possessed the most divine blood because he was two-thirds god, his body would not tire as quickly nor would it succumb to