A few months ago Proserpina the daughter of Ceres, goddess of grain, was kidnapped by Pluto, god of the underworld. Ceres is too sad to even grow plants on earth. People wonder if Zeus will step in and stop this. The Greeks say that Proserpina wanted to go to the underworld. The Romans say that Proserpina was kidnapped by Pluto and that Pluto is forcing Proserpina to be his wife.
Brenda hoffman also states that people who wear the ankh in modern times wear it as a sign of good luck or protection. One other use or mean for the ankh is an antenna for divine power of life that permeates the earth and many people are buried with the ankh to ensure their life in the afterworld. It is reassuring to know that the ankh is still being used for its original use and hasn’t lost its authenticity. Even some music artists today have been seen wearing the ankh. One artist who may be most known for wearing it is Erykah
Religion was critical to Egyptian life; it was even a part of their government. By placing their paradise on the banks of the Nile the Egyptians indicate how important the Nile was to them: they included it as a crucial component of their heaven, which they thought was almost more important than their life on Earth. To conclude, because they depended on the Nile so much for survival, they had no choice but to include the Nile as a prominent part of their society and
“Gold was also believed to have a magical potency containing significant religious properties. Gold did not tarnish or deteriorate. But more importantly gold shone like the sun god and was therefore credited with the powers of the sun god. Gold was therefore referred to as the 'Flesh of the Gods'. This explains the use of gold in the artefacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun including the King Tut mask.” (Alchin) King Tut's death mask also included an inscription on its back and sides.
Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was one of the most intriguing Pharaohs of Egypt. His 17-year old reign (c.1353-1336 BCE) was revolutionary to the country of Egypt. Under his leadership, he transformed the cultural, spiritual, and political life of the people in Egypt during 1353-1336 BCE. The life-giving sun deity, Aten, was a new religion honoring a single God founded by Amenhotep. Following this new religion, he changed his name to Akhenaten; making it known that he will be active on behalf of Aten as the ruler of his country.
Akhenaten, the author an Egyptian king records a eulogy to the influential and strong Sun God. Aten an Egyptian god who symbolizes God or spirit of the Sun is portrayed as a beautiful beam of light, heat and the creator of man. A hymn was written for Aten’s because of his awesome powers throughout the earth. Hymns are an act of worship to give praise, honor, glory, adoration and thanksgiving to the creator. Akhenaten reasons for worship was to express an attitude of gratitude of the Sun’s goodness.
Hatshepsut’s reign as pharaoh strongly emphasised her close relationship and devotion to the god Amun. According to Lawless, Hatshepsut did more than any other Pharaoh to raise the status of Amun beyond all other gods. She achieved this by emphasising her filial relationship with the god, most evident in the divine birth scene in her mortuary temple at Deir El Bahri and through the Oracle, which was later inscribed on the walls of the Red Chapel at Karnak. These pieces of evidence are vital in explaining Hatshepsut’s devotion to Amun. However, the relationship between Hatshepsut and Amun was a reciprocal arrangement as through the glorification of her father she promoted the priesthood and rewarded them for their support towards her legitimacy which led to their growth in wealth and political power during her reign.
Egyptian considers him as the King of Gods & God of Kings. He is the oldest & most worshipped God over entire Egypt. Amun ra means hidden light. He is the supreme God of ancient Egypt & also honored by this two designations- Lord of Truth & Father of Man. He is also known as Lord of Thrones of two lands & Lord of Wisdom.
Also, in the Original version of the story, Hercules was challenged with 12 tasks, known as the “Challenges of Hercules”. Hercules was sent to complete these tasks by the antagonist, Hera, or the Girl of Zeus, Hercules’ father. Hera was angry with Zeus for cheating on her, so she sent Hercules, his son, to go through challenges which she thought would most certainly kill him. In the Disney version, Hercules was met with the main antagonist, Hades, or the guardian of the underworld, who is suggested to be evil, almost taking the role of the Devil. He wanted to kill Hercules so he could get revenge on Zeus, for sending him into the underworld.
The two main topics of their texts were astronomy and religious views. Some examples of their sacred stories and text include: Dresden Codex Madrid Codex Paris Codex Books of Chilam Balam Popol Vuh The Ritual of the Bacabs gods/goddesses and deities : Mayan deities were individuals derived from nature which the civilisation depended upon most. The ancient Mayans had incarnations of sun, rain, moon, lightening, medicine, death and so on. Some examples of their most important God/Goddesses were: Huracan - God of wind, storm, fire Ixchel – Goddess of Medicine and Midwifery Buluc Chabtan – God of War Kinich Au – God of the Sun Chicchan – God of Rain Itzamna – God of Harvest people/social structure : Of course, at the top, was the king as he had the highest authority. Next, were the nobles and the priests who were the only members of the society that were educated, except for the king.
Hatshepsut was an effective religious leader. She credited her place to Amun through her Heavenly Birth. She followed the god’s command by acquiring an expedition to Punt and gave gifts to the gods; she gave praise to Amun for her military victories and triumphs. Hatshepsut also kept religious festivals and contributed numerous respect and influence to the Amun priesthood. Hatshepsut made sure Egypt was safe after her death.