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Mesopotamia• Evolution of theocracy/Politics III A Brief History of God

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Mesopotamia• Evolution of theocracy/Politics III – Deities come to be identified with the political leaders of the community/city/nation – Each city comes to be dominated by a deity, and cities often grow around the main temple – The main deity of a city becomes a virtual ruler of the city, defending it against enemies and enforcing justice within the city – Will of the deities communicated to the human rulers via dreams, omens, natural events 23

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