Religions of the ancient Near East  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Religions of the Ancient Near East were mostly polytheistic, with some early examples of emerging Henotheism (Atenism, Marduk).

Especially the Luwian pantheon exerted a strong influence on the Ancient Greek religion, while Assyro-Babylonian religion influenced Achaemenid-era Zoroastrianism and Judaism. Both Greek and Jewish tradition in turn strongly influenced Christianity.

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