Inventions To Thank Pagans For

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by deb1, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    I thought that it would be fun to come up with a list of things that Pagans invented that we still use today.

    Cement(Romans)

    Democracy (Greeks)

    Wedding Rings

    Names of the days of the week and months of the year(Romans and the Norse, I think)

    carrying the bride over the threshold was part of the Roman wedding ceremony
    http://www.mariamilani.com/ancient_rome/Ancient_Roman_Weddings.htm

    I thought this would be a fun thread. I bet some of you can come up with more stuff.

    Please, no religious debate. I just thought that this would be interesting.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
  2. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    Arabic culture brought us both the concept of zero, and to the dismay of middle-schoolers everywhere, algebra.

    Algebra evolved from concepts known in ancient Babylon.

    Some of our legal system has roots in the Code of Hammurabi, also Babylonian. It may have been the first legal system to codify interest rates.
     
  3. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:I had forgotten that Babylonians had invented Algebra.
     
  4. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Roots of western culture: Greeks and Romans, who were polytheistic pagans
     
  5. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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    Beer
    Ale
    Wine
    Mead
    Grog
    Lager
    Vodka
    Hard Cider
    Booze
    Liquor
    Whiskey
    Rum
    Tequila
    Gin


    Not Champagne though, that was invented by monks.
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
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    Quote:LOL I love how your mind works.
     
  7. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Agriculture: who knows, but it predates monotheistic religions by several millenia

    pardon my spelling......too lazy to look it up
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    post and lintle construction, architecture in general
    art
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
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    Christmas trees
    Yule logs
    Easter bunnies
    Decorated eggs
     
  10. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    spinning and weaving cloth
    linen
    paper (well papyrus, but close enough)
    agriculture
    domestication of animals
    radiant heat
    plumbing

    and so so much more....
     

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