reply to post by DragonFire1024
Really? to much of a coincidence? lol. you seem to forget that back in those days, people didnt have TV or magazines or celebrities to gossip about.
All they had back then to work with and think about were the things present in their environment. Of course back then there would be lots of
similarities because they were all working with basically the same things. The things present in their immediate environment.
As I mentioned earlier -
Elephants - some of the largest land animals humans have ever dealt with. They were hunted for food. Humans learned quickly to respect these animals
due to their raw power and ability to kill ancient man with one charge or swipe. Society always deifies the "best of the best". Its like asking "why
would the greeks deify hercules?" Because he was the best of the best. They didn't deify scrawny kids. And yes i know hercules is a myth. Or rather,
The same with snakes. The snake is one of the most COMMON symbols in the ancient. Just check for yourself lol.
Some cultures linked the northern or southern lights to serpents or serpent spirits.
Other cultures linked the serpent to death and rebirth (being able to shed skin).
I could go on.
What you need to understand is that it was very common for people to incorporate their environment into their religions and symbols. In fact, the
environment was probably the ONLY thing ancients drew their religion and symbolism from.
Just go look at the cross of the zodiac. This symbol represents the yearly cycle we go through on earth. It depicts the 12 months, the seasons, the
equinoxes, ect. Everything this symbol represents is related to the environment. Any ancient society who kept track of this yearly cycle would
eventually realize the same things.
how long a year was, when the equinoxes were, the regular order of the seasons, ect..
It didnt require different societies to share this info, as it was easily discoverable by people back then.
And remember what i said, they didnt have TV back then. The day was spent understanding the environment, and the nights were spent understanding the
skies. Societies focusing on these two things for extended amounts of time will be likely to realize or think of very similar things.
You should look into archaic or jungian archetypes-
"developed an understanding of archetypes as being "ancient or archaic images that derive from the collective unconscious". The archetypes are also
referred to as innate universal psychic dispositions which form the substrate from which the basic symbols or representations of unconscious
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