Aztec goddess of death Coatlicue (mother of Quetzalcoatl). Statue of woman with a snake's head and stucco texture of brown color.

What Was Aztec Religion Like?

April 12, 2023

The Aztec, Mesoamerica’s last great civilization, arose in the 15th century. Much of its culture stood out from other Mesoamerican peoples. How was Aztec religion structured? […]

Creation Stories of the Ancient World

Wondrium Series Analyzes Biblical Creation Story

April 9, 2023

Most of us are familiar with the creation story found in the Bibles of the Jewish and Christian faiths. God’s creation of Heaven and Earth appear at the beginning of each. However, there’s more to this story than meets the eye. […]


The Synoptic Gospels — A Historian’s Perspective

April 20, 2017

The story of Jesus’ life can be found similarly told in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In fact, they are so similar in parts, that many scholars believe that one of these Gospels was used as a source for the other two. […]

Ancient Buddha statue in the Sukhothai period At Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Sukhothai, Thailand
Historical Approaches

The Origins and Rise of Buddhism

March 10, 2017

Where, and when did Buddhism begin? How did it become so popular, capturing the hearts and minds of millions of faithful followers around the globe? Delve into the life of Siddhartha Gautama and the tenets of his philosophy, including the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-Fold Path to enlightenment. Then find out how these ideas developed and spread world-wide. […]