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There are twelve default religions in the game, and some leaders have a preferred religion that the AI will choose if possible:

List of Religions[]

Religion Leaders who prefer this religion
Buddhism (Civ6) Buddhism Hojo Tokimune, Jayavarman VII, Kublai Khan, Seondeok, Tokugawa, Wu Zetian
Catholicism (Civ6) Catholicism Catherine de Medici, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Frederick Barbarossa, Jadwiga, João III, Ludwig II, Matthias Corvinus, Mvemba a Nzinga, Pedro II, Philip II, Robert the Bruce, Simón Bolívar, Wilfrid Laurier
Confucianism (Civ6) Confucianism Sejong, Yongle
Hinduism (Civ6) Hinduism Chandragupta, Gandhi, Gitarja
Islam (Civ6) Islam Mansa Musa, Nader Shah, Saladin, Suleiman, Sundiata Keita
Judaism (Civ6) Judaism Dido
Eastern Orthodoxy (Civ6) Eastern Orthodoxy Basil II, Harald Hardrada (Varangian), Menelik II, Peter, Tamar, Theodora
Protestantism (Civ6) Protestantism Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth I, Harald Hardrada (Konge), Kristina, Teddy Roosevelt, Victoria, Wilhelmina
Shinto (Civ6) Shinto -
Sikhism (Civ6) Sikhism -
Taoism (Civ6) Taoism Qin Shi Huang
Zoroastrianism (Civ6) Zoroastrianism Cyrus

Path to Nirvana Scenario religions[]

Religion Civilization
Taoism (Civ6) Taoism China
Shaivism (Civ6) Shaivism Chola
Islam (Civ6) Islam Ghaznavid
Hinduism (Civ6) Hindu Dharma Indonesia
Theravada Buddhism (Civ6) Theravada Buddhism Khmer
Mahayana Buddhism (Civ6) Mahayana Buddhism Pala
Vajrayana Buddhism (Civ6) Vajrayana Buddhism Tufan

Custom Religions[]

In addition to the above, there are also default icons for "custom religions" for which a player will be asked to type in a name. AI leaders will never found a custom religion; if they have no preferred religion or theirs is already taken, they will randomly choose from one of the default religions.

Custom Religion Icons

Custom Religion 1 (Civ6) Custom Religion 2 (Civ6) Custom Religion 3 (Civ6) Custom Religion 4 (Civ6) Custom Religion 5 (Civ6) Custom Religion 6 (Civ6) Custom Religion 7 (Civ6) Custom Religion 8 (Civ6) Custom Religion 9 (Civ6) Custom Religion 10 (Civ6) Custom Religion 11 (Civ6) Custom Religion 12 (Civ6)

All icons of the religions of the game appear to have little stars along the outlines of these icons. Images on this site have been photoshopped for ease of viewing. Six of these icons represent Western Zodiac signs Cancer, Taurus, Leo, Pisces, Scorpio, and Aquarius.

Civilization VI [edit]
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