Religion in general
By Molnár Levente - January 23, 2018 - tags: religion
There is a lot of religion worldwide such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism or forms of folk religion. Who does not part of any religion and does not believe in god, they are the atheists.
Critics have argued that religions are inherently violent and harmful to society by using violence to promote their goals, in ways that are endorsed and exploited by their leaders. For example like 9/11 against the united states terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda.
Done by some religions, animal sacrifice is the ritual killing and offering of an animal to appease or maintain favour with a deity. It has been banned in India. Some religion had human sacrifice too.
Now you’re going to read about Viking (Scandinavian) religion. Scandinavian settlers brought Old Norse religion to Britain in the latter decades of the ninth century. Several British place-names indicate possible cultic sites for instance, Roseberry Topping in North Yorkshire was known as Othensberg in the twelfth century, a name deriving from the Old Norse Óðinsberg ("Hill of Odin")
Some of their gods:
- Odin (The main god, and the god of war and warriors)
- Loki (The god of trouble)
- Thor (The protector of the humanity)
- Freyr and Freyja (They are sisters, they are the gods of the fertility and love)