Bronze Age

Start date

1600 BCE

End Date

1178 BCE


Hittite Religion

Main Teachings

Worship of pantheon of gods and goddesses, rituals, animal sacrifices

Metaphysical Beliefs


Ethical and Moral Principles

Obedience to gods and kings

Ritual and Devotional Practices

Sacrifice, Divination

Spiritual Practices

Augury, Dream interpretation

Foundational Teachings and Scriptures

Hittite myths, Ritual texts

Narrative Traditions

Legends of gods and heroes

Sub Type


Historical and Cultural Context

Ancient Religions

Historical Development

Primal or Indigenous Religion

Geographical Distribution

Eastern Religions, Western Religions

Organizational Structure

Mystical Movement

Scriptural Authority

Revealed Religion

Sociological Approach

Ethnic Religion

Philosophical or Ideological Focus

Esoteric Religion

Gods or Deities

Teshub, Hebat, Arinna

Beliefs on the Afterlife and End Times

Afterlife in the Underworld (Kur)

Existance of Afterlife


Existance of Reincarnation


Religious Structures

Temples, Open-air sanctuaries

Religious Leader Types or Roles

Priests, Priestesses, Kings