- 3000 BC: Pharaoh is worshiped by the Egyptians
- Innin and Tammuz are the chief Sumerian deities
- 2500 BC: The beginnings of the Isis and Osiris cults in Egypt
- The Snake and the Bull are chief religious symbols in Minoan Crete
- Ishtar worship prominent in Mesopotamia
- 2000 BC: Stonehenge is built in England.
- Marduk is worshiped as the chief god of Babylon
- The "Book of the Dead" is collected during the 18th dynasty of Egypt
- 1385: Akhenaton attempts to establish monotheism in Egypt with the worship of Anton, the sun disc.
- 1250 BC: Moses receives the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai
- 1200-1000 BC: The Age of the Judges in Israel
- 1000 BC: Development of the traditional Greek pantheon.
- 850-800 BC: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
- 800 BC: Hesiod's Theogony
- d. 701 BC: The Prophet Isaiah
- 630-553 BC: Zarathustra (Zoroaster), founder of Zoroastrianism in Persia
- d. 585 BC: The Prophet Jeremiah