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Who is Vishnu? – Hinduism – India

By |2017-07-21T13:35:30+00:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|

Vishnu and Lakshmi (Kashmir, 1000s AD now in Los Angeles) Vishnu was one of the Hindu gods. He was mentioned in the Rig Veda as a god of light and the sun. But people first began to worship Vishnu as a really important god around 300 BC. About this time, people began to think about Vishnu as being like the sun's energy, everywhere, [...]

Who is Zeus? Ancient Greek gods

By |2018-04-23T13:52:31+00:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

The god Zeus is the lightning and the thunder Zeus was, for many people in ancient Greece, the king of the gods. Homer shows Zeus this way in the Iliad, for example. But mainly, Zeus is a sky god. People thought of him as living on top of a mountain (Mount Olympus). When he is angry he throws lightning bolts out [...]

Amun – Egyptian god – religion in Ancient Egypt

By |2018-04-21T12:09:40+00:00June 18th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|

The Egyptian god Amun is the blue figure in the center.(From the tomb of Rameses VI at Luxor) Why does Amun have blue skin? Amun (or Amon), in Egyptian religion, was the god of air and wind. He was sometimes invisible, like air. Other times artists showed Amun with blue skin, or as [...]

New Kingdom temples – Ancient Egypt

By |2018-10-03T10:00:09+00:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Egypt|

New Kingdom temples: Temple of Amon at Luxor No more pyramids! By the time of the New Kingdom, about 1500 BC, nobody was building pyramids anymore (that's how we know that if the Jews were slaves in Egypt, they certainly weren't building pyramids). Pharaohs still had big, beautiful tombs, but they were long, [...]