deities

  1. Tammuz

    Sun Deities

    I would like to open a discussion on sun deities. Why solar deities were invented in the Neolithic, can be explained by a changed world view, which had shifted its focus from the lunar cycle to the solar cycle due to the introduction of sedentariness and agriculture, the latter most probably...
  2. R

    Original Hindu deities

    When, and where, was Hinduism born? What are the oldest Hindu deities which we know about? Are some of them of non-Aryan origin? Was there originally just ONE female divinity or principle, called Devi? Do you think that the religion of the Indus Valley Civilization might have included...
  3. VHS

    Limited deities vs Omni(anything) God

    Humans have been creating deities for quite long. During the age of polytheism, deities are considered beings of limited supernatural powers. For example, the Greek gods aren't anywhere near omni(anything). By Omni(anything), I mean omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient. The Chinese and Hindu...
  4. V

    Early depictions of Brahmanical deities

    As the title says,I'll be posting pics of early depictions of Brahmanical non-Buddhist non-Jain deities.These are mainly from Indo-Gangetic region,and belongs to the periods between final centuries BCE to 3rd cent CE or pre-Gupta times.Other members can also post images if they have them :)...
  5. V

    Greek deities, the Sanskrit connection

    Greek Gods - The Sanskrit Connection The myths of Greece and Rome have inspired the people and literature of the West from time immemorial. Though the Gods are originally Greek, their latin (Roman) names have been used more frequently in art and poetry. For example: Roman name Greek name...
  6. Z

    Nezha's connections to India Deities

    Nezha (deity) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Apart from what being mentioned in wikipedia,do we have anymore connection between Ne Zha to India deities.
  7. AlpinLuke

    Deities with a hieroglyph

    In ancient Egypt the deities represented by one sign [a hieroglyphs] weren't many. Usually they preferred to write the phonetic representation of the name of the deity, may be with the determinative for "God". This was due to the particular nature of the Egyptian deities, actually rather...
  8. Brisieis

    Luck - Symbols, Deities and Traditions

    In all cultures there is some form of mythological background to the belief in luck. What examples do we have from various world cultures of symbols, deities and traditions that are related to 'luck'? What is the story behind these beliefs?
  9. M.E.T.H.O.D.

    Carthaginian Religion and Deities

    I only know Carthage from a military prospective; besides Tanit and Ba'al, I'm a total ignorant in the field. I'd like to know more about the Carthaginian "pantheon" and the most important religious practices of the Punics. Thanks in advance
  10. Thessalonian

    Greek deities in India. Hercules worshipped in India!

    Bronze Herakles statuette from Ai Khanoum, Bactria, 2nd century BCE. According to Arrian, Diodorus, and Strabo, Megasthenes described an Indian tribe called Sourasenoi, who especially worshipped Herakles in their land, and this land had two cities, Methora and Kleisobora, and a navigable...
  11. Sharks and love

    Buddhism and the lack of belief in God

    Hello fellow History fans. I am very busy but I have a few minutes to type so I will write and ask you what is on my mind and it is partially history related. Does Buddhism lack belief in God? First of all, be very careful reading that sentence, as it does not say "Does Buddhism reject God?"...