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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.

Base Religions[]

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.

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Buddhism (Theravada) Siam

Burma, The Khmer, Lanna, Maurya, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam

Reform the Sangha
Catholicism Austria, Brazil, France, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Venice

The Anglo-Saxons, Argentina, Bavaria, Belgium, Burundi, Croatia, Central Africa, Czechia, Chile, Cuba, Flanders, France (De Gaulle), France (Louis XIV), The Franks, Holy Rome, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico (Benito Juárez), Mexico (Guadalupe Victoria), Milan, Mozambique, Normandy, Norway (Haakonsson), The Papal States (Pius IX), The Philippines, Poland (Pilsudski), Poland (Sigismund), Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tuscany, The Wabanaki

Convene the Papal Enclave
Confucianism Korea


Perform the Grand Ceremony
Eastern Orthodoxy Byzantium, Russia

Bulgaria, Byzantium (Alexios I Komnenos), Georgia, The Hetmanate, Kievan Rus', Muscovy, Novgorod, Romania, Russia (Nicholas II), Russia (Peter), The Soviet Union (Lenin), The Soviet Union (Stalin), Ukraine, Belarus, Moldavia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia

Call an Ecumenical Council
Hinduism (Smartism) Hold a Diwali Feast
Islam (Sunni) Arabia, Morocco, The Ottomans, Songhai

Afghanistan, The Ayyubids, The Ghaznavids, Kanem-Bornu, The Kazakhs, Malaysia, Mali, The Moors, The Mughals, Somalia, Sibir, The Timurids, The Turks, Uzbekistan

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), Latvia, Prussia, South Africa, Sweden (Karl XII), Sweden-Norway (Oscar II), Namibia (Jacob Morenga)

Write a Confession of Faith
Shinto Japan

Japan (Meiji), Japan (Tojo)

Rebuild the Ise-Jingu
Sikhism Sikh Empire Gurpurab of Guru Nanak
Taoism China

Shang, Xia

Perform the Chiao
Tengriism The Huns, Mongolia

The Xiongnu, Yakutia

Sacrifice to the Yer-Sub
Zoroastrianism Persia Celebrate Sadeh

Historical Religions[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Akatt-u Harappa Perform a Purification Ritual
Amatongo The Zulu


Perform a Kraal Sacrifice
Angakkunngurniq The Aleut, The Chukchi, The Inuit, The Yup'ik Go on a Great Hunt
Baha'i Perform the Nineteen Day Fast
Bird Figure Cult Trypillia Perform a Fertility Rite
Bumuntu Kasanje, The Azende Perform Lubuko
Canaanism Carthage

Carthage (Hannibal), Palmyra, Phoenicia, The Philistines

Hold the Symposium of the Sun
Chaldaeanism Babylon

Sumer, Akkad

Celebrate the Akitu
Chiminigagua The Muisca Celebrate the El Dorado Ceremony
Druidism The Celts

Cornwall, The Gauls, The Iberians, The Iceni, The Picts

Celebrate Samhain
Fât Roog Serer Hold the Raan Festival
Forn Siðr Denmark

The Germans, Iceland, Manx (Orry), The Suebi, The Vikings

Hold a Great Blot
Hellenism (Dodekatheism) Greece

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
Jainism Rashtrakuta Mahavir Jayanti
Kachina The Pueblo 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 Sabaeans Honor the Exalted Cranes
Noaidevuohta Great Perm, The Sami, Eastern Finns, Mordovia, Mari El, Udmurtia 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
Orenda The Iroquois

The Cherokee, The Cree, The Wampanoag

Hold the Midwinter Festival
Oriental Orthodoxy Ethiopia

Armenia, Eritrea, Makura

Elect a new Patriarch
Pachaism The Aymara, Caral, Chimu, Nazca, Tiwanaku Celebrate the Inti Raymi
Pajelanca The Tupi, The Kuikuro, The Marajoara Collect Medicinal Herbs
Pesedjet Egypt


Hold the Heb-Sed Festival

The Shoshone

The Navajo, The Comanche

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 Eora, The Kulin, The Kimberley, The Murri Hold an Initiation Ceremony
Tlateomatiliztli Aztec

Tarascans, Teotihuacan, Zapotec

Perform the Xiuhmolpilli
Vedism Oxus Perform a Fire Sacrifice
Voodoo Haiti Draw a Veve
Wakan Tanka The Blackfoot, The Sioux, Three Affiliated Tribes, The Crow, The Omaha Hold a Sun Dance
Witran Mapu The Mapuche Nguillatun Festival
Yazdânism Kurdistan Hold the Feast of the Assembly
Zemiism The Taino, The Kalinago Create a Zemi

Buddhist Denominations[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Mahayana The Indo-Greeks, Pala, Ryukyu, Silla Hold a Buddhist Council
Vajrayana Bhutan, Tibet, Tuva Search for the New Dalai Lama

Note: The mod pack also renames the Buddhism religion to Theravada.

Christian Denominations[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Anglicanism England

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.

Medieval Heresies[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Bogomilism Elect Teachers
Catharism Appoint Church Leaders
Hussitism Bohemia Appoint Church Leaders
Mu'tazila Go on Hajj to the Holy City

Protestant Denominations[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Baptist Christianity America Appoint Church Leaders
Calvinism The Netherlands

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.

Egyptian Denominations[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
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.

Greco-Roman Denominations[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Atanodjuwaja Cult The Minoans Construct Horns of Consecration
Imperial Cult Rome Pronounce Apotheosis
Mithraism Pontus 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[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Intiism The Inca Celebrate the Inti Raymi
Tzolk'in The Maya

The Olmec, The Toltec

Hold the Festival of Chicckaban

Note: The mod pack also includes Pachaism and Tlateomatiliztli.

Hindu Denominations[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Shaivism Indonesia

Champa, Chola, Nepal

Perform a Lingam Offering
Shaktism Hold a Diwali Feast
Vaishnavism India


Hold a Diwali Feast

Note: The mod pack also includes Vedism and renames the Hindu religion to Smartism.

Islamic Denominations[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Ibadiyya Oman, Zanzibar Go on Hajj to the Holy City
Shia The Fatimids, Kilwa, The Safavids Go on Hajj to the Holy City

Note: The mod pack also renames the Islam religion to Sunni.

Mesopotamian Denominations[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Ashurism Assyria Celebrate the Akitu
Napir-tuniis Elam Celebrate the Akitu

Note: The mod pack also includes Chaldaenism.

Oceanic Denominations[]

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Itang The Chamorro Perform the Kampa Ritual
Malagan Papua Hold a Malanggan Ceremony
Puata Tupuna Polynesia

Hawai'i, The Maori, Tahiti

Celebrate Makahiki
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:

Icon Religion Civs Decisions
Ahmadiyya Go on Hajj to the Holy City
Anito Celebrate the Kadayawan Festival
Arianism The Goths, The Ostrogoths, The Vandals, The Visigoths Appoint Church Leaders
Druze Lebanon 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 Manchu, The Nenets, The Yukagir 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.

Great Prophets
  • Moses
  • Mahavira
  • Zoroaster
  • Ananda
  • Zhuang Zhou
  • Confucius
  • Mencius
  • Mo Di
  • Krishna
  • John the Baptist
  • Simon Peter
  • Paul the Apostle
  • Akiva ben Joseph
  • Mani
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Saint Patrick
  • Adi Shankara
  • Atisha
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Bahá'u'lláh
  • Diviciacus
  • Tenskwatawa
  • Christian Rosenkreuz
  • Hermes Trismegistus
  • Maimonides
  • Gesar
  • Tsongkhapa
  • Marsilio Ficino
  • Isaac Luria
  • Gadadhar Chattopadhyay
  • Narayana Guru
  • Abraham Abulafia
  • Abu Bakr
  • Kobo-Daishi
  • Khidr
  • Moses de León
  • Nanak Dev
  • Pythagoras
  • Nostradamus
  • Lao Tzu
  • Isaiah
  • Elijah
  • Henry Cornelius Agrippa
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Muhammad
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • Baal Shem Tov
  • Iamblichus
  • Aleister Crowley
  • Helena Blavatsky
  • Marie Laveau
  • Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Allan Kardec
  • Nakayama Miki
  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • Joseph Smith
  • Akhenaten
  • Grigori Rasputin
  • Himiko
  • Mary Baker Eddy
  • Martin Luther
  • John Calvin
  • Ezekiel
  • Arius
  • Choe Je-u
  • Báb
  • Wulfila
  • Charles Taze Russell
  • Sojourner Truth
  • John Dee
  • Pico della Mirandola
  • Jacob Boehme
  • Ali ibn Abi Talib
  • Al-Ghazali
  • Ibrahim ibn Adham
  • Motoori Norinaga
  • Orunmila
  • Handsome Lake
  • Teb Tengri Khokhcuu
  • Nagarjuna
  • Smohalla
  • Wovoka
  • Seraphim of Sarov
  • Margaret Fox
  • Deganawida
  • Cassandra
  • Vivekananda
  • Zhu Xi
  • Ellen G. White
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Angad Dev
  • Hildegard of Bingen
  • Yajnavalkya
  • Popé
  • Myrddin Wyllt
  • Quanah Parker
  • Julian the Theurgist
  • Apollonius of Tyana
  • Simon Magus
  • Sabbatai Zevi
  • Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah
  • Veleda
  • Danila Filippovich
  • Adapa
  • Orpheus
  • Guru Arjan
  • Gerald Gardner
  • Yoshikazu Okada
  • Har Gobind
  • Ani
  • Utuabzu
  • An-Enlilda
  • Rishabha
  • Hamza ibn 'Ali ibn Ahmad
  • Salih ibn Tarif
  • Bodhidharma
  • En no Gyoja
  • Kabir
  • Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
  • Mazdak
  • Tonpa Shenrab
  • Sultan Sahak
  • John Wesley
  • Kriwe
  • Esther
  • Jezebel
  • Adi ibn Musafir
  • Tages
  • Vegoia
  • Gobind Singh
  • Okomfo Anokye
  • Abd al-Jabbara
  • Shu'ayb
  • Huy
  • Remigio Herrera
  • John Frum
  • Salius
  • Numa Marcius
  • Saleh
  • Alexander of Abonutichus
  • Bobby Henderson
  • Maria Valtorta
  • Yeshe Tsogyal
  • Gargi Vachaknavi
  • Rabia Basri
  • Wei Huacun
  • Bayou John
  • Saint Nicholas
  • Mother Teresa
  • Aimee Semple McPherson
  • Cathbad
  • Shinran
  • Nichiren
Great Generals
  • Guan Yu
Great Scientists
  • Paracelsus

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:



Atheism Event Image

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



Esotericism Event Image

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.

  • Your Cities will produce 20% less Religious Pressure
  • +1 FaithIcon Faith for every 5 Citizen Citizens in your Cities

Option 2: These ideas are dangerous to the uninitiated!

  • +1 FaithIcon Faith per City

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.



Millenarianism Event Image

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 Goldenage 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.

The Rapture[]


The Rapture Event Image

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...

  • Lose 1 to 3 Citizen Population in all Cities



Revelation Event Image

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!

  • +X FaithIcon Faith

Rosicrucian Enlightenment[]


Rosicrucian Enlightenment Event Image

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.

  • Gain FaithIcon Faith equal to the amount of FaithIcon Faith needed to spawn your next Great Prophet

Option 2: The manifestos are a model for emerging sciences.

  • Gain Science Science equal to half the amount of FaithIcon Faith needed to spawn your next Great Prophet



Spiritualism Event Image

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!

  • Religious Buildings will also provide +2 Science Science

Note: Religious buildings are defined as any base building with a positive FaithIcon Faith yield.

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.

Download links[]

Historical Religions (BNW or GK)

Historical Religions Edit (BNW or GK)

Historical Religions Complete (BNW or GK)

Christianity Merge (BNW or GK)

See also[]

Tomatekh's Civilizations [edit]
BNW or G&K
BeninGaramantesGothsHittitesKievan Rus'MaliSumerTimurids
BNW Only
CaralChampaHarappaKuikuroMississippiPoverty PointShangSiouxXia
Other Mods
Ancient Ruin RewardsGreat Prophet NamesGreat SpyHistorical ReligionsPontoon Bridge