Following the ancestors' traditions - ancient religions that still exist

How much do you know about religion? You've never heard about these ancient religions that are still followed around the world. Don't miss it!

There are so many religions we didn't even hear about. Lots of ancient religions passed away with our ancestors or changed a great bit. Surviving religions were adopted and now hardly resemble their origins. However, to their followers these religions mean a lot, as they preserve the ancestors' traditions.

Did you know about these religions? What do you think about them? Share your opinion in the comments below.

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Minoo Patel
Zoraster ( Zarthustra ) was born in Ancient Persia ( iran )in 600 BC ! He converted the Ruler, Hence ZORASTRIANISM became the National religion of the Persian Empire ! In the 5th century Arabs Invaded, Persia, Forced ISLAM onto the Persians ! A band of few Zorastrians, Fled to the Hills, and one set ,took to the Sea and Landed in SANJAN , a Port in Gujarat , INDIA ! The three Kings/Maggi, (wise men ) in the Christmas Story were Zorastrian Priests who Predicted the Place/Time of Birth of CHRIST ! The Ones who landed in India ARE called PARSEES, and they have Continued their Worship,Uninterrupted for almost 2400 yrs !Fire is Considered sacred, and aFire is Tended 24/7- 365 Days Uninterrupted !in the Sanctum Sanctorum of every Zorastrian Temple ! The Parsees flourished,in India, and Though constituted only .0001 (miniscule Fraction) 1,30,000 out of a Population of 1.3 Billion, they Controlled apprx 8 % of the total Wealth !Many Parsees, in Modern Times, Migrated to Different Parts of the World, and Though miniscule in Numbers, keep their Faith alive till this Day !
May 1, 2017 9:01AM
Interesting to read about other religions, virtually unknown ones especially. I am a devout Christian, but I do like to read all kinds of interesting things.
Apr 30, 2017 7:05PM
Ian MacBrown
Its interesting how people still believe in gods these days "just in case".
May 7, 2017 5:11PM
Minoo Patel
UNESCO has Declared Parsees as an Endangered People ! Persepolis in Iran is a Heritage Site, Of Zorastrian Times ! in Iran today, a very small Band of Zorastrians (a few Thousand ) have Survived,till today, who Still Carry on the Faith in 98 % Islamic Iran !It is rumoured that Zorastrian Sects Still Survive in Parts of Central Asia like Azerbaijan,Etc ! A number of Them are Found in (City) YEZAD, Iran, thats how Some sects are Called Yezadis, Who are the Target Of ISIS !
May 1, 2017 9:16AM
Wayne Roberts
Janice Marler, Calling God him is evidence that god was created in mans image! An eternal god has no need to procreate so therefore has no gender!
Mar 30, 2021 8:35PM
Caren Rounthwaite
Currently, Judaism is the earliest known monotheistic religion.
Mar 7, 2021 2:58PM
From the answer that was provided, Zoroastrianism is from the 6th Century BCE. I learned In catholic school, many years ago that Judaism is older than this, so wouldn’t it be considered an older monotheistic religion?
Jan 8, 2020 4:53PM
Chriss Crockford
Not heard of any of these religions, but interesting.
Nov 7, 2019 12:52PM
Carole Ruggiero
Al Sider, that is what I had thought!
Nov 5, 2019 5:23PM
Very interesting! I don't believe I had heard of any of them! At least by name!
Sep 11, 2019 9:54PM
Peter Ferguson
I like reading about religions but I am still an atheist
Jul 23, 2019 9:33PM
Al Sider
Zoroastrianism: began in 600 BC, supposedly, according to what is posted, It began the Monotheistic Religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This Hypothesis is Inaccurate! Judaism was the FIRST Monotheistic Religion, having begun 3000 BC or earlier. This ONE Religion gave way to Other religions, Such as Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam. Abraham. the father of All of these religions, lived about 3500 BC. The Promise made to Abraham, was Given to Isaac NOT Ishmael, After Isaac, the Promise was given to Jacob, NOT to Esau. With Jacob, his son Joseph, sold into Egypt by his brothers. 400 years in captivity in Egypt and did NOT build the pyramids, but made mud bricks. Then Moses came on the scene and recorded the History of the Hebrew people, from Adam up until the Death of Moses. To say that Zoroastrianism is older than Judaism is a blatant LIE!
Feb 4, 2018 5:31PM
DrSekhar Iyer
very interesting
Jan 6, 2018 12:29AM
Janice Marler
Ian MacBrown, Won't you be surprised when you meet Him.
Oct 16, 2017 12:01AM
Christopher Brownbridge
A large number of these examples are not ancient religions but modern recreations of an imagined model. How old, by the way, is Judaism?
Oct 13, 2017 3:04PM
Linda Spreng
Interesting stuff.
Oct 3, 2017 7:57PM
Luis E Cespedes
Very instructive.
Sep 24, 2017 8:30PM
Shobhana Jha
Very Very interesting. I am a Hindu.
Sep 9, 2017 9:57AM
Dawn Schramm
Zoroastrianism is the only one I knew about. I am a Christian. Mainstream, a Lutheran not a right wing evangelical
Sep 7, 2017 3:26AM

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