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The Pantheon of Major Greek Gods

The Pantheon of Major Greek Gods

The Greek gods were the deities within ancient Greek religion and mythology, and were personified as human-like entities that inhabited Mount Olympus. These gods were not the benevolent, kind, and all-knowing beings that we imagine a god would be today, but rather vengeful, violent, petty, and insane incarnations of a tumultuous universe before the invention of modern science and the understanding that came with it. The ancient Greeks used created these gods as personifications of the parts of nature they…

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The World’s Oldest Religions

The World’s Oldest Religions

While many ancient religions such as Manichaeism, Mithraism, and Tengriism have all but disappeared, there have been a few who have stood the test of time and are still practised today. Here we examine the world’s oldest religions from Hinduism to Shintoism. 15th-5th Century BCE: Hinduism While Hinduism isn’t an organised religion in the traditional sense, all Hindus are bound by the same principles, the most important of which is their belief in the Vedas. The Vedas are 4 texts…

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The Essential Guide to the Dharmic Religions

The Essential Guide to the Dharmic Religions

Asia is the largest and most populated continent on the globe with an extensive variety of religions. As the birthplace of many religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam, Jainism, Christianity, Sikhism, and Taoism, all major religions are practised across the continent and new customs are constantly developing. Of the array of religions practised across Asia, the Dharmic religions are the oldest and most predominant and all include the concepts of dharma, karma, and reincarnation. The Dharmic religions of Hinduism,…

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