There were many diverse religions followed in the ancient times. Most people in the ancient world thought that there were many invisible spirits in control of the cosmos. The ancient myths all taught that there were many gods, a god of the sky, a god of earth, a god of death, and so forth Belief in life after death is based on faith in the myths that are told by ancestors or faith in the legitimacy of religious books like the Bible, the Qur'an, the Talmud, the Vedas, etcetera
The ancient belief
Even though the concept of monotheism was unheard of in Mesopotamia, a worshipper could center on a single deity as the entity of his own worship and reverence, without assuming that...