Ding Dong Darkness Time

DDD: Skulls, Cattle, and Lightning -- The Cults of the Neolithic Era

November 09, 2022 Allison Dickson
Ding Dong Darkness Time
DDD: Skulls, Cattle, and Lightning -- The Cults of the Neolithic Era
Show Notes

Life was hard in early human history. And around 10,000 years ago during the Neolithic Period, when our interests turned to gathering in stationary settlements and manipulating the earth and animals in our favor, it became particularly challenging to hold it all together in the face of elemental forces we take for granted these days.

This was fertile ground for the growth of cults. In this short episodes, Allison discusses three of them today and in doing so hopefully demonstrates how straight line can still be drawn between the people of prehistoric times and the people of today.

Additional Info:

Skull Cult at Gobleki Tepi
https://www.vice.com/en/article/7xp55b/gobekli-tepe-skull-cult-ancient-ruins-temple-ritual

Neolithic Cattle Cult
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-neolithic-cattle-cult-build-these-sprawling-structures-180977629/

Thunder and Lightning Gods
https://symbolsage.com/thunder-and-lightning-gods/

Show Credits:
Graphics -- Nathaniel Dickson: http://ndickson.com
Music -- Spencer Morelock, Ken Dickson

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