Shang kings employed specially trained astronomers who made adjustments and

Shang kings employed specially trained astronomers

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Shang kings employed specially-trained astronomers who made adjustments and maintained the precision of the calendar. Shang religion was very important and spread into political and economic spheres. The Shang religion and state of power were closely connected. The Shang religion was characterized by a combination of animism, the idea that everything has a soul, shamanism, the belief in shamans who could communicate with the spiritual world, and divination. Different gods represented natural and mythological symbols, such as the moon, the sun, the wind, the rain, the dragon, and the phoenix. Peasants prayed to these gods for bountiful harvests. Festivals to celebrate gods were also common. In conclusion, the Shang dynasty was a pillar in the development of other ancient Asian dynasties. The Shang dynasty brought forth ideas and fundamentals that are still implemented in modern society. Politically, the Shang dynasty laid the foundation for other cultures across Asia.
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