A Comparison Of Pharaoh Akhenaten And Arachne

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Pharaoh Akhenaten and Arachne
In Egyptian antiquity, Akhenaten was a real pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He was also known as Amenhotep IV and sometimes by the Greek name Amenophis IV meaning God “Amun is satisfied”. Akhenaten is noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, which is sometimes described as monolatristic, henotheistic, or even quasi-monotheistic. Akhenaten culture shifts from Egypt's traditional religion were not widely accepted. After his death, his monuments were dismantled and hidden, his statues were destroyed, his
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name was excluded from the kings’ lists, and traditional religious practice was gradually restored. Akhenaten may have suffered from Marfan's syndrome. Marfan's syndrome is associated with a sunken chest, long curved spider-like fingers (arachnodactyly), occasional congenital heart difficulties, a high curved or slightly cleft palate, and a highly curved cornea or
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According to a myth, someone asked Arachne how she learned to weave so well and suggested that Athena taught her and she didn't know it. Arachne dismissed this and boasted that she could teach Athena in weaving. Athena then appeared and challenged Arachne to a contest in which God Zeus was to be the judge. Whoever lost must promise never to touch spindle or loom again. Arachne wove a web thin yet strong with many colours. This was no match for Athena's weaving, made up of the gods and their glory, shining with their beauty. Arachne acknowledged Athena's triumph, but despaired at the loss of her craft. Athena saw that Arachne could not live if she could not weave, so she touched Arachne with the tip of her spear, turning her into a spider so she could weave without spindle or loom (Figure

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