[LMB] [OT] Atlantic crossings, was Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport

markus baur baur at chello.at
Thu Jun 24 06:36:37 BST 2021

On 24.06.2021 06:53, Raymond Collins wrote:
> If history is any indicator they would assimilate many of the native gods
> into their pantheon. I'm uncertain about the more bloodthirsty gods from
> South America.

romans generally did not go for human sacrifice - and they might see 
those as a reincarnation of Baal (the main god of Carthage, which was 
accused of human / child sacrifice)

so they might react badly to the mesoamerican religions..



> On Wed, Jun 23, 2021, 11:07 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Romans thought all people worshipped the game gods, with different
>> customs.  Except those weird Jews.
>> How would they have responded to the religious belief systems of the native
>> Americans if they had encountered them?
>> More to the point, the Romans regarded subjugating surrounding peoples as a
>> good way to forward one's political career, and intentionally set out to
>> destroy competing societies.  Would they have dealt with the natives any
>> better than, say, the Spanish?
>> Matt G.
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