The Evolutionary Tree of Myth & Religions, v2.0, by Simon Davies, is an awesome look at how human belief has shifted over the course of history.
A while back, we posted Simon E. Davies’ original Evolutionary Tree of Religion from his Human Odyssey group (check it out here). Davies wrote to us to say that the image we posted is actually out of date—and he’s back with a new, more detailed version, linked below, with more detail and more religions added.
I’m a huge fan of this image, for several reasons. One, it condenses almost the entirety of human thinking into a single image, rather than a library. Second, it shows how belief systems flow into each other, cross-pollinating with each other and giving birth to new forms as time goes on.