After death, Kabbalist souls are judged like Greek ones and temporarily sent to either a place of fire or a peaceful location before becoming reincarnated. Additionally, their theory ties religious acts and “Mitzvahs” to a happier time post one’s passing. While it is very much modified, these beliefs have striking
From ancient times different societies have worshiped gods, believing in their power and being afraid of their fury. People have prayed and made sacrifices in order to achieve the gods’ mercy and generosity to the main gods and goddesses of both ancient Greek and Roman societies. While both cultures have difference they also have a lot of similarities that make their cultures appeared alike. There are a lot similarities between the Greeks and Roman gods, Roman religion was based on Greek religion. Greek mythology was founded just about a millennium before the Roman came to be.
The most authentic description of the Fates has been passed out by the attic poets Homer and Hesiod. Homeric Portraiture In The Iliad and The Odyssey, Homer relates of Fate (Moira) rather than Fates (Moirai). In his view, the Fate is a single impersonal power which is basically concerned with the cessation of life. Surprisingly, in The lliad, Homer also mentioned the Fate in plural form, albeit only for once. In Homeric description, the Fate acted independently from the gods and Zeus was the sole god who could control it.
For Jason, he had the help of the gods. This shows that the Greek society had a stronger reliance on the gods. They needed a gods help, whereas Anglo-Saxon culture needed pure talent. In the story Medea, Medea only escaped because of the help from Helios, the sun god. Beowulf defeated Grendel and Grendel’s mother with only his pride leading the way.
“Hindu Philosophy,” by Philip Pecorino In this article, it is stated that Hindus believe that the universe is an enclosed, spherical shape, and time is cyclic. After each cycle, it is destroyed and reborn. This belief of how the universe works is similar to how they see life. Hindus believe in reincarnation, and after death, a soul is reborn as another living thing, such as a human, animal, plant, or mineral. This leads to a separation in views on how to live life, and separates the two groups of Hinduism into the worldly Hindus and the Upanishad Hindus, whose goals in life differ.
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.
Plato claims that the soul is immortal because of his argument of Opposites, to which I agree. Socrates says, “For all things that come to be… [come] from their opposites if they have such...” and “…those that have an opposite must…come to be from their opposite and from nowhere else.” (70e) Socrates argues the opposites of Bigness and Smallness. For something to be considered big, it must have first been smaller, and for something to be considered small, it must have come from being big. (70e) Sleeping is the opposite of being awake. If someone is sleeping, they came from being awake, and if someone is awake they came from being asleep.
Gilgamesh’s ultimate goal is to achieve immortality, and this is granted to him near the end of the epic by the gods. Although more subtle and often overlooked, the topic of immortality is alluded to in the Hebrew text of Genesis. In chapter six, verse thirteen, God says to Noah, “I see that the end of all mortals has come,” thus alluding to the possibility of Noah being immortal. While this is proven to be false by his eventual death, Noah lives to be nine hundred and fifty years old. Also varying between the two stories is the length of the storms themselves.
(after the first 4 chapters of THE SCARLET LETTER). OPEN-ENDED QUESTION: Write an insightful question about the text that will require proof and group discussion and "construction of logic" to discover or explore the answer to the question. Example: Why does Marc Antony believe that Brutus should be buried with all honor of a noble Roman given his actions? (after reading Julius Caesar) UNIVERSAL THEME/ CORE QUESTION: Write a question dealing with a theme(s) of the text that will encourage group discussion about the universality of the text. Example: How does the desire for power and position affect the character of Okonkwo throughout Things Fall Apart?