Category: Religion

Who Rules Hell? Diving into the Hierarchy of the Underworld

It may come as a surprise, but Hell is dominated by a bureaucracy; as chaotic as the underworld may be, people have identified a hierarchy and distributed specific jobs to each demon. As in the case of angels, the hierarchy of demons includes different demon ranks, attributes, and domains to rule over. Included in the…

An Overview of the New Age Movement

Have you ever heard something like, “You have the power to change your own destiny”? Has anyone ever told you, “To find happiness, you just need to realize your true spiritual potential”? Do you practice yoga or see a chiropractor? Have you ever used essential oils to treat an ailment? You may not realize it,…

An Overview of Religious Pilgrimages

Pilgrimage is not only a widespread and important practice in Christianity but also in other major religious traditions, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. In each of these traditions, numerous important sacred centres have developed into important focal points to which the faithful are drawn, making journeys that reinvigorate their faith, visiting places…

The 6 Main Differences Between the Greek and Roman Pantheon

Many people get confused about the differences between Greek and Roman gods. There are a variety of similarities in the two god and goddess pantheons, but there are also key differences that are important to know about if you are going to talk about these religious figures. You should know the differences between the two…

7 Most Important Gods of The Norse Pantheon

The Vikings of the Scandinavian north worshipped the many gods and goddesses of Norse mythology. Thanks to surviving ancient texts, sagas and archaeological discoveries we know a great deal about these deities and how they were viewed by the Vikings. The Norse gods belong to two major clans: Æsir and Vanir. Odin, Frigg, Thor, Loki,…

Differences in Fasting Between Major Religions

Fasting as a way to regain or refocus spirituality is common in many religions. Some Christians observe Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on either Holy Thursday, Palm Saturday or Palm Sunday — depending on what you believe. Others may also choose to follow the Daniel Fast, which isn’t tied to a specific…

Culture, religion and funerals

Culture, religion, and funerals are generally more or less relative concepts. The first two concepts can have an influence on the development of the third. And vice versa, death has pushed most societies to develop funeral rites and a way of mourning in order to pay tribute and respect to the deceased. Thus, we invite…

Top Religions You Never Heard Of

Religion has been an important element for societies for ages. During the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilization, people were already worshiping Gods as the main part of their culture. Religion has held a strong power in the past and continues to do so in the present; it influences any part of life, be it political…

Funeral Rites in Different Religions

Funeral rites are meant to honor a deceased person. They vary depending on the religion of the deceased. Find out all about it by reading this article. Catholic Funeral Rites In the Catholic religion, when a person is seriously ill and is about to die, a priest is called upon to give the last sacrament…