Some differences would be that the Vedic civilization believed in karma, reincarnation the caste system. Whereas the Egyptians believed in more sacrifices for the Gods to prevent plagues and natural disasters. They also believed that the pharaohs would be mummified and put into a temple with their treasures to be set to assist them in the afterlife. These accomplishments had set forth for a jumpstart for a future for the world such as pyramids, culture, art, technology, and religion. These examples had been adopted into other civilizations to help jump start them into a powerful
As seen above, King Solomon did not obey God’s warning, which ultimately caused Israel to fall. Overall, many different applications apply from this small part of King Solomon’s life. King Solomon had many great victories in his life but his love for women and the worshipping of the other gods caused of his downfall. The gods tempted him and he did not obey the warning that God had given him in his earlier years. He built altars for these gods and worshipped them instead of only the one and true God.
The mis pi ritual was also used to purify humans, animals and sacred objects prior to coming into contact with the gods. The ancient Mesopotamians believed that god and statue were transposable and in the event that a statue was irreparably damaged, the god was believed to be dead and mourning would commence soon thereafter. The “death” of a god was a devastating occurrence for a city as it implied that the god would no longer be around to protect them, leaving them susceptible to all kinds of tragedy and
Treating citizens as a part of society assisted Egypt in growing and becoming successful in trade, writing and protecting itself. In Babylonia, the people were treated as sacred to the kingdom while outsiders were viewed as alien (Wallech, 2013, p.43). The Middle Kingdom subjects now had a place in the afterlife, formerly reserved for rulers and royalty. In Babylonia, humans teamed
The Netherworld is depicted as a place where there is no light and house is covered with dust. People there are deprived of light, and their food are soil and clay, and they clad like birds in coast of feathers. For no journey back from the Netherworld, Gilgamesh was afraid of death. Therefore, he left Uruk to wander the world, trying to look for immortal Uta-napishti for immortality. The death took away Enkidu, as well as the courage of Gilgamesh.
They resorted to philosophy for morality, such as the Greeks and Romans for a moral and ethical guide to life. Civilization flourished even after all the human potential taken away by the black plague. After analyzing all of this we can conclude that Boccaccio and Chaucer's works of literature were more in accordance with Greek & Roman Pagan worldviews. Literature is an expression of the reality surrounding us at the time, and we can be assured that after such a devastating tragedy such as the black plague, people would not be so content and their
The ancient Greeks believed in many different gods and goddesses. People in the Greek society might not have share the same ideas for all aspects of their lives but one thing that was shared amongst each other was that gods existed and they had the power to influence anything. So to commemorate these gods or goddess they would building these monuments or temples that would be used for worship and praising the gods/goddess. Temples were built to serve as homes for the god or goddess who protected and managed the community. This idea did not start with the Greeks but existed in ancient Egyptian culture, where they built temples as places for the gods to reside on earth.
The Egyptian Empire will always be remembered because of these things that happened in Egypt. Ancient Egyptian religion wasn’t a monotheistic religion, but a polytheistic religion with rituals and offerings to their god to keep everything in place. The religion would take place in a temple(the pyramids) and the Egyptians would do their sacrifices there. The religion also had “the Egyptians made great efforts to ensure the survival of their souls after death, providing tombs, grave goods, and offerings to preserve the bodies and spirits of the deceased”(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egyptian_religion). Religion in Egypt also made some kings a God-king which made people in Egypt treat the king very well.
There are many creation myths around the world. Creation Myths may share similarities which are known as motifs. Some myths share motifs and the culture the myths were created may be separated by oceans. How would the early civilizations have creation myths that share so many motifs. In my opinion, three of the most common or important creation myth motifs are humans take care of the earth and worship their god(s), the the gods destroy earth, and Chaos is the beginning of time.
Both cultures beliefs were centred around their gods. For this reason, most of their architecture had some sort of religious background. The Egyptian, as well as the Mayan built pyramids; although their intention of use differed. The purpose behind the Egyptians pyramids were to be used as burial sites for pharaohs and the royal families. In the other hand, the Mayans constructed pyramids for sacrificial purposes, as well as for worshiping gods.