The Ancient Scribe

Examining ancient culture's status in the modern era

Greek Mythology: The Role of Rituals and Beliefs (Part II)

| April 30, 2010

The Greeks often depicted their gods in human forms, just as the Romans and the Pagans did. In fact, the Greeks also believed that the gods also took the form of animals. Sometimes, the same Gods had two or more names. For instance, Zeus was also known as Omrios. Moreover, the Greeks depended on the Gods to explain the occurrence of certain, un-natural events.

Greek Mythology: The Role of Rituals and Beliefs (Part I)

| April 28, 2010

In the ancient era, the Greek religion had attained the shape of early Paganism, and so a lot of their traditions reflected the practices of Pagans, such as Witchcraft or Wicca. The ancient Greeks were polytheistic in nature since they worshipped numerous Gods, as they strongly believed that their gods would protect their states and guide them in their actions. The Greek Gods formed the most important part of the Greek religion, and they always made sure to please their gods to protect themselves from hardships and oppression.

Ancient Mythology: Religion Through The Ages

| April 16, 2010

Ancient mythology has its own story to tell, and modern day humans have a lot to learn from the stories of the past. The Biblical Stories offer a deeper insight into the various aspects of life supported by the Old Testament and the New Testament. In the Old Testament, the stories are related to the prophets in Judaism and feature eight books.

Greek Gods: Their Beliefs and Rituals

| April 12, 2010

Greeks believed in the various forces of nature, and Greek mythology tells us that they used to hold up their hands towards the sky while praying to Zeus and the other gods of the heavens. While praying to Hades, the God of the underworld, they used to kneel down and hit the earth strongly, so that the gods could hear them.

Norse Religion: Of Asgard and Valhalla

| April 9, 2010

In early medieval history, some of the best known historic episodes revolved around the Viking raids during the 9th and the 10th centuries. We come across very few scripts or written records about the religion of the Vikings, before they took to Christianity.

Ancient African History

| April 6, 2010

Human life originated in Africa, and so African history is the oldest history compared to any other place in the world. Going back at least 2 million years, there were only 2000 living souls in Africa. The people staying in Africa back then made a living by collecting wild plants, and they used to scavenge on those pieces of meat that the other animals had preyed upon. At least 1.9 million years back, these African people took to using stone tools, and approximately 800,000 years back, they learnt the use of fire. May be from the usage of fire, they learnt the art of cooking their food, and these people probably belonged to south east Africa.

Egyptian Gods: Showing a Different Face of Egyptian Mythology

| April 2, 2010

Egyptian history and mythology has always fascinated us, and the Gods of the Egyptians occupy a great place in Egyptian history. Man has always feared the forces of nature and dreaded their wrath. The Egyptians, however, always worshipped the forces of nature as beautiful forces, helping them to lead a better life. In fact, Egyptian beliefs had given human forms to their Gods.