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Population: UNKNOWN Location: Many traditional societies throughout the world – Particularly Africa and the Americas – (southeast Asia too) ANIMISM
Traditional African people developed belief systems that helped them understand and organize information about their world. Developed throughout many parts of the world throughout the course of history
Places of Worship Rituals take place outdoors in nature
Beliefs Belief in a supreme being with lesser spirits and gods Everything in nature has a soul Ex.) plants, animals, natural forces, rocks, people…everything!! Ancestor worship: Believe the souls of the dead can have an impact on daily life GOOD OR BAD!!!
Religious Leaders Shaman Medicine man or woman Conducts ceremonies
Religious Leaders Diviners: Served as interpreters Job was to explain misfortune
Religious Leaders Healers Helped families become aware of problems, along with providing remedies
Current Population 2.8 Million
Location Mostly Japan
Origins Developed around 500 BC in the Japanese archipelago No one founder- Evolved from tribal religions with similar views and beliefs Above: Izanami-no-Mikoto and Izanagi-no-Mikoto (Shinto Creators)
Places of worship Shrines are resurrected in places of natural beauty or areas of historical importance YASUKUNI SHRINE TOKYO, JAPAN
Beliefs Shinto= “way of the gods” Worship kami (spirits) found in living and non living things Controls natural forces such as typhoons and earthquakes
Beliefs Continued Carry a deep respect for nature Reverence for ancestors Ancestor worship
Famous Writings Kokiji- Record of Ancient Matters Nikong- Chronicles of Japan
Religious leaders The emperor of Japan was considered a descendent of the Sun Goddess (Amaterasu) who created the islands of Japan Note: Emperor Hirohito renounced divinity and political authority after WWII
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