Apologies in advance for any mistakes I may have missed and things like that. If you are interested in religion, history (ancient) and theories I’d really appreciate if you had a read. Thank you.
After finishing one of the books I bought in Dorset a few days ago on the subject of ancient Peru, such as the Chavin, the Moche and the Inca I came up with a theory.
The name of the Chavin’s jaguar god is lost as they didn’t write. Neither did the Moche and neither their gods or their kings are recorded. The kings were revered as gods and ruled as god kings. When they felt they were dying, they would go into hiding and have the people told they had ascended to heaven as gods.
The god king is also seen in places such as Ancient Egypt, Persia and even Ancient Rome in which many emperors were declared gods by the senate after their death. The origin of many of the gods of this world are unknown coming from a time before writing and interestingly, many early kings and queens are forgotten due to lack of writing.
The Sumerian King List has many of the early rulers reigning and living for thousands of years and similarly, the Bible describes many of its early figures as reaching great ages.
Also of interest is that most religions hold that the gods once walked the earth. For example, Horus was considered the first pharaoh and the Inca (used in the original context of referring only to the emperor) claimed descent of the sun god. Also interesting is that according to mythology and stories, Ra left this world and ascended to the heaven’s because “the people were too wicked”; an explanation that would prove extremely effective when addressing people who already revered them as a god.
Another factor is that nearly all if not all organized religions that revere a god or gods originated in areas with god kings or other extremely powerful emperors and rulers.
EDIT: When they conquered enemies, the Inca told their new subjects they could keep their old gods if they accepted the supremacy of the sun god. Could easily be constructed as they can retain a level of autonomy and their own kings if they paid homage to the Inca.
TLDR; My theory summed up is as follows:
What if the gods really did exist. Ra, Thor, Zeus, Quetzalcoatl, Jehovah… Isis, Baal, Hera… What if they were once god kings and queens from a time before writing. Forever immortalized as deities. God kings and god queens who held real power. The power to take life. The power to give life. Totally revered by their people.
Thou shalt have no other Kings before me
Right I’m not watching the game thing but something I’ve been thinking about lately. My trust in the majority of technology companies has fallen drastically. I simply don’t really trust Google anymore, I’ve always disliked Apple and their way of business, Amazon are little shits in the way they treat customers who use Linux, don’t even get me started on them and Microsoft are becoming shittier by the minute.
I only use Windows for games and that’s not even because it’s good. Games with Linux versions run so much better on a computer running Linux with the same stats giving more stability and better graphics in my experience. Windows is too slow and useless for pretty much everything else…
I really hope Microsoft are hurt by the XBox one and Windows 8 reception. They’ll either shape up or fall.
Silver lining in that more and more games are getting Linux ports. Apologies for the rant.
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Well I must admit I’m cheery quite a lot of time. I have an overwhelming fear of death which actually keeps cheery in the way that I am alive which makes me rather happy as long as I’m not thinking of my own mortality. By extension, science and technology make me happy seeing all of the breakthroughs that extend life as well as the very real possibility of immortality.
My childhood idols were also quite unorthodox in that they were people like William the Conquer, Gaius Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, etc. I saw these as my father figures in a way and what really keeps me going is my historical heroes. Especially those who rose against the odds to get what they wanted. Things like that cheer me up because no matter how lonely I may feel at times, no matter what people may call me or no matter what happens, if those before me have rose up, why can’t I?
I find playing games is great as well as it takes your mind off of things and it doesn’t matter what people may think of you, in the game, you can really be who you want to be. As well as that it really cheers me up to get messages from people or when people talk to me and make me feel wanted.
I hope that has answered your question.