Fire Worship

Fire Worship

Worship or deification of fire (also pyrodulia, pyrolatry or pyrolatria) is known from various religions. Fire has been an important part of human culture since the Lower Paleolithic. The earliest known traces of controlled fire were found at Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov, Israel and dated to an age of 790,000 years, and religious or animist notions connected to fire must be assumed to reach back to such early pre-Homo sapiens times. In the animal kingdom, the controlled use of fire is restricted to human species.

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... Fire continues to be a part of many human religions and cultures ... Holy fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been consecutively documented since 1106 A.D ...

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