A Christian-Hindu conversation in the seventeenth century

(Source: Travels in the Moghul Empire) Francois Bernier:

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The ritual of evocatio

The ritual of evocation, where Roman commanders would summon the gods of their enemies before a siege and promise to worship them better should they aid the Roman’s successful conquest.

Meanwhile Hittites added gods of the tribes they conquered to their pantheon. Strange how people’s attitude towards religion was so very different in the Ancient world.

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