Which statement shows how the Sumerian religion and government were connected?
A. Sumerians believed that merchants sold goods for the king. B. Sumerians believed that the king got his powers from the gods. C. Sumerians recorded their prayers on clay tablets D. Sumerians recorded the movements of the planets.
Initially the central symbol of religion, the main temple, was also considered the main residence of the government as well as the center of economic life. The Sumerian royalty was under the priesthood and had to answer to them. Later on, the kings went out far and wide on different conquests to different lands, building kingdoms and slowly getting power.
Now, the religious places and the priests became lower than the royalty. However, both the Sumerian kings and the government were connected as the Sumerian civilization believed that the kings got their stunning powers as a direct gift from the god.