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polytheism
the worship of or belief in more than one god
incarnations
a period of time passed in a given bodily form or condition
karma
the total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny
caste
any of the hereditary, endogamous social classes or subclasses of traditional hindu society,
enlightenment
a blessed state in which the individual transcends desire and suffering and attains nirvana
nrivana
the ineffable ultimate in which one has attained disinterested wisdom and compassion
monotheism
the doctrine or belief that there is only one god
prophets
a person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed
ancient
haveing the qualities associated with age, wisdom, or long use
mythology
a body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, devites, ancestors, and heroes
covenant
in the bible, god's promise to the human race
dynasty
a succession of rulers from the same family or line
divine right
the doctrine that monarchs derive their right to rule directly from god and are accountable only to god
absolute power
total control
city-state
a sovereign state consisting of an independent city and its surrounding city territory
toralitarian
gov't control over every aspect of life
monarchy
a gov't in which power is in the hands of a single person
aristocracy
a gov't in which power is in the hands of a hereditary ruling class or nobility
alliance
a close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes
civil war
a war between factions or regions of the same country
philosophers
a student of or specialist in philosophy (philosophy - love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self discipline)
natural laws
patterns and explanations of the world discovered through reason and intelligence
barbarian
a member of a peopel considered by those of another nation or group to have a primitive civilization