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How about the Japanese, Carthage, the Aztecs etc?
by MarekNYC on Sat Mar 31st, 2007 at 10:53:48 AM EST
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I'm not sure there was a religious cast in Japan with real powers. I never heard of one in China. I don't know much about Carthage, and I'm not sure anybody knows about it - very little is known about Cathaginian civilization.   The wikipedia  page doesn't mention a religious class among the Aztecs...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sat Mar 31st, 2007 at 07:19:05 PM EST
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In Japan, wasn't the Emperor divine?

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Sat Mar 31st, 2007 at 09:26:38 PM EST
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The Emperor was indeed divine (as he was in Egypt, or among the Inca) ; but there doesn't seem to really have been a separate caste or class devoted to religious practice, independant of the warrior/worker duality ; that is mostly specific to indo europeans.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sat Mar 31st, 2007 at 10:10:07 PM EST
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