Throughout history gods and goddesses have been an important contributor to how a society defines its laws, views, rights and wrongs, and morals. Gods are believed to have brought prosperity, good fortune, and happiness to those who serve and follow them. On the other hand, they are believed to have brought times of drought, famine, plagues, and death to those who disobey the god’s teachings and commands. Gods even promise an afterlife to those who follow them. For these reasons societies have been shaped by its people’s belief in the gods. Whether it be the gods of Ancient Greece, Native American gods, believers in Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or any other type of religion, it is easy to see throughout history the impact gods have had on the shaping of the world we know today.