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11 09, 2017

West Asian religion – Ottoman and Safavid, Sunni and Shiite

By |2019-09-05T06:34:36-07:00September 11th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Shah Mosque, Ishfahan, Iran (1611-38) West Asia was divided into two big empires in the 1500s AD - the Ottoman Empire and the Safavid Empire. Both the Ottomans and the Safavids followed Islam, but they followed two different kinds of [...]

9 09, 2017

Aztec gods and rituals – Central American religion

By |2019-02-07T06:27:10-08:00September 9th, 2017|Central America, Religion|0 Comments

The Aztec god of seeds, Xipe Totec (ca 1500 AD) Who were the Aztec gods? Aztec people were polytheistic - they had many gods. That's the same as like the people of China, India, or Africa at [...]