Confucian places of worship are represented conceptually in-game by the Pagoda, though there is no real gameplay relation between the religion and the building.
Confucianism is a faith based on the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). Originally introduced as an ethical and social philosophy for the privileged elite, Confucianism has grown to a following of several million in the present day, mainly concentrated in the regions of East Asia.
During his life, Confucius sought to instill a strong belief in personal morality, social responsibility, and family loyalty, as each person served their “proper” role in society. He set his musings down in the so-called Five Classics. As a humanist philosophy, Confucianism focuses on the ability of every human being to learn, grow, and improve through “ethical” behavior and consideration for others.
Following Confucius’ death, his teachings spread for nearly 200 years until attempts at suppressing the philosophy were undertaken in earnest by the Qin Dynasty. The Qin rulers believed that Confucianism was a direct threat to their authority, and, as a result, they had most Confucian books burned, including many of Confucius' original writings. Temples were destroyed across the country, and a few stubborn followers of Confucianism buried alive.
Despite these attempts to wipe out the Confucian belief system, a hidden store of Confucian manuscripts was later discovered in the walls of a scholar’s home, and the religion found new life after the fall of the Qin. In the present-day, the works of Confucianism are studied by folk throughout the world. Although they approach Confucianism as more a philosophy than a religion.
- The constellation that represents Confucianism is the Chinese symbol for water.
|Religions and Pantheons in Civilization VI|
City Patron Goddess • Dance of the Aurora • Desert Folklore • Divine Spark • Earth Goddess • Fertility Rites • Fire Goddess • God of Craftsmen • God of Healing • God of the Forge • God of the Open Sky • God of the Sea • God of War • Goddess of Festivals • Goddess of the Harvest • Goddess of the Hunt • Initiation Rites • Lady of the Reeds and Marshes • Monument to the Gods • Oral Tradition • Religious Idols • River Goddess • Religious Settlements • Sacred Path • Stone Circles