Religion has been a huge factor in the worlds development and meaning. Most of the
religion we see in modern day time was started in ancient civilizations. Though some
practices have been changed throughout centuries, religion of all types still has the same
Dictionary meaning: A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the
universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or
agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a
moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
Religion is Mesopotamia has been forgotten over time. But historians have figured out
that religion in Mesopotamia influenced many major religions such as Christianity and
People in Ancient Mesopotamia believed that a god named Marduk killed the mother god
named Tiamat. Marduk then used half of Tiamat’s body to form earth and the other half to
form paradise(heaven) and nether(hell).
Egyptian religion is based on a creation myth that tells of an egg that appeared on the
ocean. When the egg hatched, out came Ra, god of the sun. As a result, ancient
Egyptians became worshippers of the sun and of the nine original deities, most of whom
were the children and grandchildren of Ra.
Canada is very multicultural meaning that Canada does not have one official religion.
People who immigrate to Canada have the right to choose their religion(s) without
disproval of Canadian law. Because of this, Canada is a popular country where people can
come to practice their chosen religion.
The ancient Greeks believed that many gods and goddesses ruled the universe.
According to this religion, the gods and goddesses lived high atop Greece’s Mount
Olympus. Each of these 12 principal Gods and Goddesses had a unique personality that
corresponded to certain aspects of life such as love and war.
Vikings were sailors who believed in Norse mythology. Norse mythology originated in
Scandinavia, in northern Europe. This religion was complete with gods and goddesses
alike who lived in a heavenly place called Asgard. Asgard could only be reached by
crossing a magical rainbow bridge
While Norse mythology is not as well known, we use it in everyday life! Most days of the
week where named after the gods and goddesses in Norse mythology.