Historical Religions are a collection of mods by Tomatekh with the purpose of adding additional pre-modern and indigenous religions to the base game. As the standard 13 religions included in the base game are largely focused around the major living world religions, the Historical Religions mods allow many official and mod civs a more historically correct religious preference (i.e. Carthage can prefer Canaanism instead of Islam).
The religious names and preferences listed below are reflective of the Historical Religions Complete version of the mod. Civ names in italics refer to official civilizations. Civilizations without a listed decision will default to the generic decision, Hold a Holy Festival, or the decision of their base denomination. All religious decisions are functionally identical but choose a random bonus yield at game start.
The base 13 religions remain present when using the Historical Religions mods; however, civ religious preferences have been updated to reflect the added religions. Several of the base religions have also been renamed due to the addition of religious denominations.
Burma, The Khmer, Laos, Maurya, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam
|Reform the Sangha|
|Catholicism||Austria, Brazil, France, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Venice
The Anglo-Saxons, Argentina, Bavaria, Belgium, Chile, Cuba, Flanders, France (De Gaulle), France (Louis XIV), The Franks, Holy Rome, Hungary, Italy, Mexico (Benito Juárez), Mexico (Guadalupe Victoria), Milan, Normandy, Norway (Haakonsson), The Papal States (Pius IX), The Philippines, Poland (Pilsudski), Poland (Sigismund), Tuscany, The Wabanaki
|Convene the Papal Enclave|
|Perform the Grand Ceremony|
|Eastern Orthodoxy||Byzantium, Russia
Bulgaria, Byzantium (Alexios I Komnenos), Georgia, The Hetaman, Kievan Rus', Muscovy, Novgorod, Romania, Russia (Nicholas II), Russia (Peter), The Soviet Union (Lenin), The Soviet Union (Stalin)
|Call an Ecumenical Council|
|Hinduism (Smartism)||Hold a Diwali Feast|
|Islam (Sunni)||Arabia, Morocco, The Ottomans, Songhai
Afghanistan, The Ayyubids, Kanem-Bornu, The Kazakhs, Malaysia, Mali, The Moors, The Mughals, Sibir, The Timurids, The Turks
|Go on Hajj to the Holy City|
|Judaism||Israel, The Khazars||Celebrate Passover|
|Protestantism (Lutheranism)||Germany, Sweden
Canada, Denmark-Norway (Christian IV), Finland, Germany (Hitler), Prussia, South Africa, Sweden (Karl XII), Sweden-Norway (Oscar II)
|Write a Confession of Faith|
Japan (Meiji), Japan (Tojo)
|Rebuild the Ise-Jingu|
|Sikhism||Sikh Empire||Gurpurab of Guru Nanak|
|Perform the Chiao|
|Tengriism||The Huns, Mongolia
|Sacrifice to the Yer-Sub|
|Akatt-u||Harappa||Perform a Purification Ritual|
|Perform a Kraal Sacrifice|
|Angakkunngurniq||The Inuit||Go on a Great Hunt|
|Baha'i||Perform the Nineteen Day Fast|
|Bird Figure Cult||Trypillia||Perform a Fertility Rite|
Carthage (Hannibal), Palmyra, Phoenicia, The Philistines
|Hold the Symposium of the Sun|
|Celebrate the Akitu|
|Chiminigagua||The Muisca||Celebrate the El Dorado Ceremony|
Cornwall, The Gauls, The Iberians, The Iceni, The Picts
|Fât Roog||Serer||Hold the Raan Festival|
The Germans, Iceland, Manx (Orry), The Suebi, The Vikings
|Hold a Great Blot|
Athens, Lydia, Pergamon, The Ptolemies, The Seleucids, Sparta
|Prepare the Hecatomb|
|Heros Karabazmos||Thrace||Create a Hand of Sabazios|
|Itan||Benin, Nigeria||Hold an Egungun Festival|
|Kachina||Create a Kachina Doll|
|Laiboni||The Maasai||Perform a Cattle Sacrifice|
|Li'im Dinger-mes||The Hittites, The Mitanni||Hold the Purulli Festival|
|Mahoma||The Calusa||Hold the Autumn Festival|
|Manaism (Tala-e-Fonua)||Samoa, Tu'i Tonga||Celebrate Makahiki|
|Mandaeanism||Baptize the Faithful|
|Manichaeism||The Uyghur||Commemorate of the Prophet|
|Midewiwin||The Anishinaabe||Hold the Midwinter Festival|
|Muism||North Korea, Goguryeo||Perform a Bear Sacrifice|
|Mushrikūn||The Nabataeans, The Sabaens||Honor the Exalted Cranes|
|Noaidevuohta||The Sámi||Hold a Drum Ceremony|
|N'um||Perform a Healing Dance|
|Nzambiism||Kongo, Ndongo||Create a Nkisi|
|Onyamesom||The Ashanti, Dahomey, The Mossi||Hold the Yam Festival|
The Cherokee, The Cree
|Hold the Midwinter Festival|
|Elect a new Patriarch|
|Pachaism||The Aymara, Caral, Chimu, Nazca, Tiwanaku||Celebrate the Inti Raymi|
|Pajelanca||The Tupi, The Kuikuro||Collect Medicinal Herbs|
|Hold the Heb-Sed Festival|
|Pohakantenna||The Shoshone||Organize a Father Dance|
|Razana||Madagascar||Celebrate the Turning of the Bones|
|Romuva||Lithuania||Hold a Rozhanitsy Meal|
|Sairimaism||The Alans, The Massagetae, Scythia||Hold a Kurgan Burial|
|Satsana Phi||Conduct a Baci Ceremony|
|Sgáanaang||The Chinook, The Dene, The Haida, The Koryaks, The Tlingit||Carve a Transformation Mask|
|Slavianism||Great Moravia, Serbia, The Slavs||Hold a Rozhanitsy Meal|
|Southern Cult||The Mississippi, Poverty Point||Hold the Green Corn Ceremony|
|Tjukurpa||The Kulin, The Kimberley, The Murri||Hold an Initiation Ceremony|
The Zapotec, Teotihuacan
|Perform the Xiuhmolpilli|
|Vedism||Perform a Fire Sacrifice|
|Voodoo||The Bucanneers, Haiti, Pirates||Draw a Veve|
|Wakan Tanka||The Blackfoot, The Sioux, Three Affiliated Tribes||Hold a Sun Dance|
|Witran Mapu||The Mapuche||Nguillatun Festival|
|Yazdânism||Hold the Feast of the Assembly|
|Zemiism||The Taino||Create a Zemi|
|Mahayana||The Indo-Greeks, Ryuku, Srivijaya, Silla||Hold a Buddhist Council|
|Vajrayana||Bhutan, The Buryats, Tibet, Tuva||Search for the New Dalai Lama|
Note: The mod pack also renames the Buddhism religion to Theravada.
America (Roosevelt), Australia, England (Henry VIII), Great Britain (Victoria), Manx (Dhone), New Zealand, The Protectorate, Sealand, The United Kingdom (Churchill), Wales
|Write a Confession of Faith|
|Mormonism||Deseret||Celebrate Pioneer Day|
|Nestorianism||Appoint Church Leaders|
Note: The mod pack also updates the Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Protestantism religions found in the base game and includes Oriental Orthodoxy.
|Catharism||Appoint Church Leaders|
|Hussitism||Bohemia||Appoint Church Leaders|
|Mu'tazila||Go on Hajj to the Holy City|
|Baptist Christianity||America||Appoint Church Leaders|
The Boers, Scotland (James VI), Scotland (Robert I Bruce), Switzerland
|Write a Confession of Faith|
|Methodism||America (Lincoln), California||Write a Confession of Faith|
Note: The mod pack also includes Anglicanism and renames the Protestantism religion to Lutheranism.
|Amanaiism||The Garamantes, The Guanches, Numidia||Sleep in the Royal Tombs|
|Atenism||Egypt (Akhenaten)||Celebrate a Royal Jubilee|
Note: The mod pack also includes Pesedjet.
|Atanodjuwaja Cult||The Minoans||Construct Horns of Consecration|
|Imperial Cult||Rome||Pronounce Apotheosis|
|Mithraism||Construct a Mithraeum|
|Mysteries||The Nuraghians||Call the Gathering|
|Neoplatonism||Perform a Theurgic Ritual|
|Numenism||The Etruscans||Perform Haruspicy|
Note: The mod pack also includes Heros Karabazmos and includes and renames the Hellenism religion to Dodekatheism.
High American Denominations
|Intiism||The Inca||Celebrate the Inti Raymi|
The Olmec, The Toltec
|Hold the Festival of Chicckaban|
Note: The mod pack also includes Pachaism and Tlateomatiliztli.
Champa, Chola, Nepal
|Perform a Lingam Offering|
|Shaktism||Hold a Diwali Feast|
|Hold a Diwali Feast|
Note: The mod pack also includes Vedism and renames the Hindu religion to Smartism.
|Ibadiyya||Oman||Go on Hajj to the Holy City|
|Shia||Kilwa, The Safavids||Go on Hajj to the Holy City|
Note: The mod pack also renames the Islam religion to Sunni.
|Ashurism||Assyria||Celebrate the Akitu|
|Napir-tuniis||Elam||Celebrate the Akitu|
Note: The mod pack also includes Chaldaenism.
|Itang||Perform the Kampa Ritual|
|Malagan||Papua, The Korowai||Hold a Malanggan Ceremony|
Hawai'i, The Maori, Tahiti
|Tangata Manu||Rapa Nui||Celebrate Makahiki|
Note: The mod pack also includes and renames the Manaism religion to Tala-e-Fonua.
Historical Religions Complete
The Historical Religions Complete mod includes all of the religions found in the base Historical Religions mod as well as all of the denomination packs.
Several additional religions are present in the complete version which have not yet been incorporated into individual mods:
|Ahmadiyya||Go on Hajj to the Holy City|
|Anito||The Igorot||Celebrate the Kadayawan Festival|
|Arianism||The Goths, The Ostrogoths, The Vandals, The Visigoths||Appoint Church Leaders|
|Druze||Celebrate the Ziyarat al-Nabi Shu'ayb|
|Mwari Cult||Zimbabwe||Perform a Kraal Sacrifice|
|Odinani||The Nri||Create an Ikenga|
|Samānism||The Ainu, The Evenks, The Nenets, Yakutia||Perform a Bear Sacrifice|
|Santeria||Cuba||Obtain the Elekes|
|Temaukelism||Kaweskar||Hold a Hain Ceremony|
Note: The mod pack also renames the Mormonism religion to Restorationism.
Great People Names
As of v.10, Historical Religions Complete also includes Great Prophets Historical Names by default. This may be disabled by deleting the "Great Prophet Names" folder within the mod's files.
Note: Akhenaten is removed from the list if also using JFD's Egypt (Akhenaten) mod.
Events and Decisions
Historical Religions Complete also includes events that may trigger with Sukritact's Events and Decisions mod:
Advances in science and technology have led many of your citizens to question religious truths and even the existence of God.
Option 1: This is a sign of the times...
- Your Cities will randomly lose religious followers
A new mystic tradition has begun to develop among our religious elite. Adopting some of these ideas into mainstream belief would likely give us a greater understanding of our faith, but may also make it more inaccessible to outsiders.
Option 1: Let us explore the secrets of our faith.
Option 2: These ideas are dangerous to the uninitiated!
Note: The text and image of this event changes depending on your current religion and/or game era. So, for example, Muslim sects trigger the event as "Sufism" and Jewish sects trigger it as "Kabbalah". After the Industrial era, this event will always trigger as "New Age Movement". This change is only aesthetic.
The approaching millennium has caused a minor panic among your citizens, many of whom are convinced the world is going to end.
Option 1: They must be joking... right?
- 50% chance to suffer Anarchy after you reach the year AD (1000 or 2000)
- 50% chance to enter a minor Golden Age after you reach the year AD (1000 or 2000)
Note: The text and image of this event changes depending on if it triggers before AD 1000 or 2000.
Citizens all across your empire have mysteriously vanished leaving nothing behind but their clothes. The scientific community is baffled while religious leaders are claiming that the missing population ascended into heaven.
Option 1: I guess we were left behind...
While observing your kingdom a great light appears to break through the clouds before slowly moving in the direction of a nearby mountain. None of your advisors can claim to have witnessed the event, but you are convinced it held some meaning.
Option 1: This must be a sign from the heavens!
Anonymous manifestos have begun to circulate among the educated elite of your cities declaring the existence of a secret brotherhood of alchemists and sages who are preparing to transform religion, the arts and sciences, and the political landscape. While tales of the mysterious Christian Rosenkreuz and his fabled Chemical Wedding are confusing much of your populace, others see it as a call to arms to form an Invisible College and further the emerging sciences.
Option 1: The manifestos are an allegory of our faith.
Option 2: The manifestos are a model for emerging sciences.
A growing interest in the spirit world has taken hold in your cities as your educated elite attempt to use emerging sciences to prove the existence of an afterlife.
Option 1: The spirits will guide us!
Historical Religions Edit
Historical Religions Edit is a stand-alone mod aimed primarily to include historical religious preferences for only the officially included civilizations. It adds 13 religions (doubling the base religion count to 26). The Edit offers an alternative for those individuals who do not wish to drastically increase the game’s religion count while still adding flavor for the official ancient and indigenous civilizations.
Historical Religions Edit includes: Amatongo, Canaanism, Chaldeanism, Druidism, Forn Siðr, Hellenism, Manaism, Orenda, Oriental Orthodoxy, Pachaism, Pesedjet, Pohakantenna, Tlateomatiliztli.