What Is Thoth's Theory Of Mummification?

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In ancient times, events occurred that humans did not understand. When an earthquake hit, priests stated that it was the gods' wrath come down upon them. In order to bring good luck, peasants and kings alike prayed to the gods and made sacrifices to them. This system came to be believable and it bestowed faith and trust in the people. Soon, there were gods for everything. If a war began, a god of war such as Ishtar was angry with the people. In order to convince children to live good lives, the Egyptians told the story of how the God of Wisdom, Thoth22, weighed their souls after death. If their souls were light as a feather, they passed onto the afterlife, but if weighed down by crime and evil, they were devoured by a demon. Religion soon…show more content…
Egypt created the practice of mummification, but according to hieroglyphics, even this procedure was highly regarded as being watched over and conducted by the gods. When any person died, peasant or Pharaoh, they had to attempt to pass into the afterlife. This religious journey was presided over by Thoth, the Egyptian god of Wisdom. Thoth weighed your soul after death and then decided if you were worthy to pass on to the afterlife. If not, Your soul was given to Set, the god of the dead and the Underworld. Even in death, Egyptians believed that their gods influenced them.
Along with many other gods, the Egyptians remained polytheistic for almost a thousand years and were prosperous during this time. Around the 18 the dynasty, during the New Kingdom, the Pharaoh Amenhotep IV tried to change Egypt's religion to being monotheistic. He began sole worship of Aten or the Sun Disk.109 Amenhotep attempted further change by changing his own name to Akhenaten, or the Servant of Aten.1110
Through all of these cultures, we can see some differences and some similarities. Egyptian culture did almost change monotheism but soon regained polytheistic beliefs. The Hebrew people started off worshiping only one god, and have remained that way, while the Mesopotamian cultures, containing thousands of gods, were by far the most heavily polytheistic religion maybe of all
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