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15 09, 2017

Ba’al – the Levant – West Asian gods

By |2019-09-04T07:30:03-07:00September 15th, 2017|West Asia|2 Comments

Ba'al from Ugarit (Louvre Museum, Paris) He who shall not be named? All along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in what's now Lebanon, Syria, and Israel, and down into the Arabian Peninsula, there was (and still is) a feeling that it's wrong to say the name of your god aloud. Instead, people called [...]

18 05, 2017

Early African Religion – what was the first religion?

By |2019-09-05T06:41:26-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa|116 Comments

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 [...]