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Julius Caesar - Religious Beliefs
Transcript of Julius Caesar - Religious Beliefs
•May 9th, May 11th and May 13th : Lemuria •It was important to remember the dead souls on these days because Romans had strong beliefs of reincarnation. They could come back as an animal or human and see that the family was not mourning them and they will seek revenge. •The fate and destiny of the Roman person was decided by three goddesses, Moirai, Sudice, Parcae Fate and Destiny Functionaries •No separation between church and state. •The same men who were elected public officials served as priest. •Priests could get married and have children. •Julius Caesar became Pontifex Maximus before he was elected consul. •The augurs read the will of the gods. •In small communities the highest authority sponsored its cults and sacrifices. •Haruspices and oracles were available for consultation. Superstitions Religion or Superstition religion |rilijn| noun
-the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods superstition |soōprsti sh n| noun
-belief in and reverence for supernatural beings Divination & Animal Sacrifice - the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultist, standardized process or ritual - the people people who did this were called Soothsayers The soothsayers would sacrifce animals and read the entrails to be able to tell the future. The liver was of special importance for this. - divination teacher at Hogwarts Divination = =