I don’t feel like doing all the research but I’m happy to pass on the link to someone that did. Enjoy. Happy springtime to you.
Throughout human history, many traditions and customs have developed along various human tribes and cultures in response to changes in the natural world. Changes all humans could observe but not really explain.
Our ancestors, not possessing the technological and scientific knowledge that we posses today – and which allow us to analyze and understand what we observe – created a world filled with deities, myths and legends in order to rationalize the world around them.
The changes in the seasons and thus the cycle of life – from the fruitful and warm months of the spring and summer, to the dark, frigid and cold months of the fall and winter, are one such example.
Use of Symbolism in Religion
The use of symbolism in religion is a universally established phenomenon. Archeologist Steven Mithen contends that it is common for religious practices to involve the creation of images and symbols to represent supernatural beings…
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