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Who was the African god Bes?

By |2019-03-22T06:51:30-07:00June 18th, 2017|Egypt|

The Egyptian god Bes An African god Beginning about 2500 BC, near the end of the Old Kingdom period in Egypt, people started worshipping a new god, Bes. Nobody knows for sure where Bes came from, but he may have started out as a Nubian god, from south of Egypt in what's now [...]

Early African Religion – what was the first religion?

By |2018-12-26T12:29:33-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Religion|

Early African religion: Standing stones at Nabta Playa (modern Sudan), ca. 6000 BC Early African religion - what was the first religion? The earliest evidence we have for religious faith anywhere in the world is from Blombos Cave in South Africa, where people may have been using red ochre for funerals about 100,000 [...]