All gold held a high position. It is found holding bearer of values, in art as a symbol of grandeur and social interactions as a sign of high status. Religions around the world reinforce this as a key location for the gold, use it verbatim – in situations connected with the divine – or figuratively as a symbol of purity.
Today & # 39; s most widespread religion that includes more than two billion people – are, of course, talking about all forms of Christianity – a rich source of examples of this attitude to gold. One of the most enduring and fascinating legends of Christianity (see Genesis 25: 10-22), God himself, the voice of Moses, ordered the people to build a wooden box in which to keep the Ten Commandments; the cover of this box full of gold, decorated with two cherubs of solid gold, and from time to talk to his people could come between them and appease their souls. The famous lost gold mines of King Solomon, is believed to have existed (if at all) in Africa, which are mentioned in connection with building the first temple in Jerusalem. In addition, gold and frankincense and myrrh (all the signs of royalty) presented the infant Jesus to the Magi.
It is noteworthy that one of the oldest religions in the world, Hinduism, hail down one in the four goals of human life on Earth. Furthermore truth (dharma), sensuous pleasure (kama) and freedom (moksha), prosperity (artha) have a duty to the Hindu people, who must collect as much wealth as possible, Vedas without crossing the line set by morality. Gold seen Hindus clean enough to keep their souls – Yama, the god of truth, is shown in the mirror of the fire and a series of golden scales of the dead & # 39; s spirit before the after-world.
The more mischievous side of religious storytelling, the ancient Greek god Zeus, the power of all other gods and men, is known to be partial to women on earth, was one of them (Danae), in the form of a shower of gold; the result of this union of the hero Perseus (who slay the evil Medusa). The golden fleece, another famous piece of Greek mythology, it is said that his father is a winged ram the sea god Poseidon.
There are many other religions and faiths treasure of gold properties and uses it to symbolize purity, perseverance, divine, etc. Most depictions of gods, even the monotheistic or többistenhívõ, it contains some elements of gold: the crown of the most, or the entire limb made of it, the throne, the book writings, etc. Obviously, since the dawn of civilized man, gold had value and thus enforce any other type of material possession.