Friday, July 22, 2011

Animism: How Spiritual Beliefs Evolve

Evolution of Beliefs

Scientists say that animal deities eventually led to goddesses and then to gods. You can see some of that progression in the Egyptian goddesses and gods, who are often shown with the heads of animals---the animal that each one derived from.

As peoples lives changed, as gathering wild plants and hunting gradually changed to gardening and herding animals, and then eventually to farming, the beliefs of the peoples evolved as well. The belief in animal deities

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