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  1. Who Are the Yazidis and Why Have They Been Continually Persecuted?

    ... their history. The reason for this is their syncretic religion, which contains elements from Islam, Christianity, ... entry at Lalish  (MikaelF / CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Did a New Religion Arise from Disenchantment? Although the origin of ... though a Sunni Muslim , became disenchanted with his religion, and became a Yazidi.      The Yazidi ...

    dhwty - 16/11/2018 - 13:24

  2. Religion of the Aztecs: Keeping the Balance in an Unpredictable and Terrifying World

    ... forests. It is not surprising, as a result, that the Aztec religion was also very influential. The Aztecs and Mesoamerican Civilization The Aztec religion did not emerge in a vacuum. It emerged in the ... [Online] Available at: ...

    Caleb Strom - 27/07/2019 - 22:49

  3. The Origins of Voodoo, the Misunderstood Religion

    ... in the history of the Early Church shows how easily a religion, especially a relatively secretive one, can be ... misrepresented. A similar case can perhaps be seen in the religion known as Voodoo (also known as Vodou or Voudon). For ... [Online] Available at: Redford, B., 2013. ...

    dhwty - 21/04/2015 - 04:03

  4. The Evolution of Wisdom: A Study of the Evolution of Perception as Understood by Ancient Religions

    Traditionally, the study of evolution observes a slow and unconscious progression of physical adaptations stretched along multiple generations of a species. However, what if a more immediate and controllable process of evolution was apparent? When looking at Daoism, Buddhism, Eastern Christianity, and Tibetan Dzogchen, an idea shared by these ancient religions of the world is the capability for the progression of one’s perception. This is a subtler evolution; it is evolution from an experiential stand-point.

    James Van Gelder - 11/06/2016 - 03:49

  5. Why is Odin the New God of Choice for White Supremacists?

    ... ancient polytheistic faith and the 20 th century neopagan religion that valued Odin and Thor, the Asatru Fellowship ... religious sects, Odinism found its origins in a peaceful religion that was gradually perverted.  Pagans in a Modern ... white. An article discussing white supremacy from "Reveal News" cites a man who claimed that only white people are ...

    ancient-origins - 15/08/2017 - 23:00

  6. Rare ‘Slave Bible’ Was A Powerful Mind Control Device and Spreader of Fake News

    ... a mind control device, and a generator of ‘Fake News’ once used by British missionaries to convert slaves ... U.S.” Anthony Schmidt is associate curator of Bible and Religion in America at the Washington museum and he told ... result domination or liberation ?” An article in RNS (Religion News Service) quotes Holly Hamby of Fisk University. ...

    ashley cowie - 29/03/2019 - 17:59

  7. Mithraism May Become a Bit Less Mysterious with New Temple Discovery in Turkey

    In ancient times, there was an Aryan religion, Mithraism, so veiled in secrecy that only rumor of ... are hoping to shed more light on the mysteries of the religion of Mithra in the ruins of an ancient Roman outpost ... in eastern Turkey. In ancient times, there was an Aryan religion, Mithraism, so veiled in secrecy that only rumor of ...

    Mark Miller - 05/05/2017 - 23:00

  8. Farmer Discovers Ancient Jain Statue Whilst Plowing in Southern India

    ... they visited the site of the discovery. According to The News Minute , experts believe the statue could represent the ... in Jainism and was crucial in the development of the religion . He is regarded as one of the twenty-four saints of ... by Jains to this day. Jainism is an ancient Indian religion that teaches that salvation can be achieved by a ...

    Ed Whelan - 16/06/2020 - 22:58

  9. Cave With 25,000 Years of Human History Now Delivers Headless Squatting Woman

    ... from over 13,000 years ago according to the State News Agency. In China , archaeologists have made an ... peoples. Is the Squatting Burial Evidence of Stone Age Religion and Culture? Despite the prevalence of this funerary ... understand the emergence of social organizations and religion in the Palaeolithic . Why Was the Skeleton of ...

    Ed Whelan - 02/05/2019 - 13:57

  10. Kathmandu: How Religion and Trade Flowed into an Ancient Water-Filled Valley

    ... of the city around this time was due to the influence of religion. For Buddhists, the Swayambhunath stupa was regarded ... Kathmandu. [Online] Available at: Hutt, M., 2015. The history of ... at: Kathmandu: How Religion and Trade Flowed into an Ancient Water-Filled Valley ...

    dhwty - 27/04/2016 - 03:48

  11. What Was the Significance of The Capitoline Triad to the Roman Pantheon?

    ... Capitoline Triad occupied an important place in the public religion of Rome, and temples dedicated to them were built in ... world. The Triad Concept Was Not Tradition for the Roman Religion Scholars believe that the Capitoline Triad was not originally part of the Roman religion, as the Romans did not have a tradition of honoring ...

    dhwty - 16/01/2019 - 19:00

  12. Viking Temple to Thor and Odin Unearthed In Norway

    ... temple that has finally shed some new light on Norse religion. Believe it or not, there is a lot we don’t know ... temple that has finally shed some new light on Norse religion . Believe it or not, there is a lot we don’t know ... found, such as the temple discovered at Tissø in Denmark. News in English reports that “It’s believed such temples ...

    Ed Whelan - 08/10/2020 - 20:55

  13. Stunning murals uncovered in Ming Dynasty tomb

    ... the Ming dynasty were the various forms of Chinese folk religion and the Three Teachings – Confucianism, Taoism, ...

    aprilholloway - 20/10/2014 - 23:22

  14. First Ever Find of Water on ‘Potentially Habitable’ Planet Gives Hope for Finding Alien Life

    ... Webb Space Telescope / CC BY-SA 2.0 ) Speaking to BBC News , Dr. Beth Biller, at Edinburgh University's Institute ... would be “a paradigm shift for all of humanity”. Will Religion Survive The Cosmic Upheaval? It is around sentences ... the extreme atheist community talk of the ‘collapse of religion’ declaring that you cannot have two Genesis ’ ...

    ashley cowie - 12/09/2019 - 16:26

  15. The Rarely Told Story of Pre-Colonial Philippines

    ... earlier. Laguna Copperplate inscription. ( Public Domain ) Religion in the Pre-Colonial Philippines Religion has often been an important part of defining the ... well as some modern Filipinos who still practice the old religion, believed that gods and spirits guarded natural ...

    Caleb Strom - 01/10/2018 - 23:04

  16. Ritually Motivated Traditions May Be Behind Holes Drilled into Skulls in Prehistoric Russia

    ... is a particularly dangerous operation, says Science News. They write: “Carving a center hole in the back of ... to a symbolic treatment,” Dr. Gresky told Science News. An example of a Nazca-Peruvian frontal trepanation from ... trepanation at other sites, Maria Mednikova, told Science News that she agrees the reason for the skull-drilling in ...

    Mark Miller - 06/05/2016 - 21:52

  17. First Greek Snake Altar To Underground Gods Found in Southern Turkey

    ... of underground gods and is providing new insights into the religion and rituals of the Graeco-Roman world (332 BC -395 ... remained an important city until the 13 th century AD. AA News reports that it is “considered the cradle of ... likely familiar with these serpents. Dr Koçak told AA News that the local snakes are “very harmless.” Serpents ...

    Ed Whelan - 20/10/2020 - 21:32

  18. Gods of Carthage and The Punic Power House of Baal Hammon and Tanit

    ... beliefs and practices from their original home. Thus, the religion of Carthage may be said to have a connection with ... Carthage were from Tyre, they brought along with them the religion and belief system of their mother city. Therefore, ... By Wu Mingren References Cartwright, M. 2016. Carthaginian Religion . [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 13/06/2019 - 19:01

  19. Hagia Sophia Museum to Become a Mosque Again Says Turkish Government

    ... the neighboring Greek government. Hagia Sophia Returns to Religion Hagia Sophia was originally a Christian cathedral in ... decision to turn the building into a museum. Archaeology News Network reported on the reason for this court decision ... manager with Verisk Maplecroft, is quoted by Archaeology News Network as saying, ‘The decision is intended to score ...

    Ed Whelan - 13/07/2020 - 22:57

  20. Sunset Over the Sphinx Claimed to Prove Equinox Alignment

    ... a rethink on the role of the Sphinx in Ancient Egyptian religion and culture. Top image: Sunset over the right ...

    Ed Whelan - 23/03/2020 - 22:05