i) Each of these texts respond to phenomena relating to the Nile. The text: ‘Hymn to the Nile, ‘responds to the flooding of the Nile and how the Egyptians believed that the God Hapy who is quoted as being ‘the nourisher of all who thirst,’ (Hymn to the Nile Stanza 1 line 9) was responsible for this phenomena. This topic was significant to the ancient Egyptians because the Nile was central to their survival and without the flooding of the Nile they would have no fertile land nor be able to harvest crops for food and the people would starve. The text states that: ‘a million would perish among men’ (quoted from Hymn to the Nile stanza 3 line 5) when the Niles flood water was low. This phenomena is significant to Herodotus as it provided him with insight into the relationship between the Egyptians and the Nile and helped him better understand the God Hapy.
The Famine Stele text responds to the question of finding out ‘where the inundation is born, and what God resides at the source of the flood season that will join with the Pharaoh’ (as quoted on paragraph 3 line 1 and 2 of the famine stele). This topic is significant to the Egyptians as they rely on the Nile to bring wealth to their people in the form of crops and fertile land which they need to survive. They also relied on the inundation to bring in the New Year as it was the first season of the New Year. The inundation would be significant to Herodotus as …show more content…
The text: ‘Hymn to the Nile’ helps us to understand the importance of the Egyptian people’s relationship with the Nile as well as their adoration for the God Hapy. This text also emphasizes how dependent these Ancient people were on the Nile and we as academics can record the various effects the flooding of the Nile or lack thereof had on them in their daily
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The Nile River - Shaped Ancient Egypt The Nile River is largest, longest, and most important river in the world. The Nile flows into Ancient Egypt and provides sources that helped shape Ancient Egypt. The Nile shaped Ancient Egypt in at least three ways. The first way is through transportation, the second is the harvest, and third is trade.
To further show the argument that the Nile impacted agriculture, Document B shows the flood cycle of the Nile during different times and seasons of the year. The Ancient Egyptians had created a calendar based on the flood cycle of the Nile and the time when new crops would be available for
The Nile river was the source of life in ancient Egypt and still is today. The Nile is in the middle of two plots of land called the “Black Land” and the “Red Land”. The “Black Land“ as it is known for its fertile soils, hugs the Nile, and the “Red Land” is a desert area just beyond the Nile. There are 2 branches of the river called the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The Blue Nile begins at Lake Tana.
In her short story, “The Song of Songs,” Ellen Gilchrist explores the concepts of materialism and human relationships and their effects on a person’s sense of purpose. Barrett Clare, who was given up for adoption as a child, suffers from manic depression. She continually attempts to alleviate her depression in ways typically idealized in America such as owning a beautiful home and having a happy family. Intermittently in the story are glimpses of Barrett’s internal thoughts which reveal the extent of her depression as well as its presumed cause – the feelings of abandonment by her mother. Through the course of the story, Gilchrist juxtaposes materialism – a private jet, a Rolex watch, a mansion, marrying for money – with interjections of Barrett’s intensely depressed internal dialogue to show that materialism only worsens depression.
The Bible mentions two bodies of water when telling the story of Moses and Huck’s initial escape “parodies that of the baby Moses who is placed on the Nile River by his mother…”(McCullogh 19: 3). Although Moses was first saved from slaughter in the midst of the Nile River, his true savior came in the form of the Red Sea. During his time away from the land of Egypt, God came to Moses saying, “Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me.” (King James Version,Ex. 8) Moses knew that Pharaohs and the Egyptians way of life enslavement of Hebrew people was immoral.
The Conscious Gospel and its Short-Comings While growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s, in the black community, we had a term to refer to folks who understood the social structure, was in touch with black history, and who knew the truth and was not blinded by the lies of white supremacy. They were called “conscious.” We had our conscious rappers (i.e. Sista Soulja, KRS One, and Public Enemy), our conscious artists (usually spoken word poets), and the conscious religious folks (i.e. The Nation of Islam and Five Percenters). Whenever these conscious folks rapped, spoke, or taught, you heard “da truth” as well as their love for their people, for creating awareness, and for imparting knowledge.
In times of oppression, the oppressed can do little besides hope and wait. Especially during times of slavery in the United States, slaves had almost no choice in their lives of brutality. Frederick Douglass' autobiography titled Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself explores one of the few freedoms a slave had: the freedom of expression. A slave's expression through song reveals the painful emotions felt throughout enslavement. Though people may misunderstand the negatives of slavery, hearing the message behind a slave's song helps correct misunderstanding.
In order to become a developed civilization, a country needs a stable resource supply. The Nile River provided all of the necessary resources for Egypt. You need a stable water supply to keep your population stable. Farmland helps you with trade with other countries for other goods and or money. Transportation will allow you to make those trades as well as to travel to other countries to see how to improve your country.
To begin, typically between June and September, the river would flood its banks. Since there is little rainfall in Egypt, this yearly flood would allow moisture back into the soil, improving the conditions for farming. This area of land “along the banks of the Nile [is called] the Kemet, or Black Land.” It is noted that “the land along the banks of the Nile River were extremely fertile.” In addition, the Nile River acted as a natural highway, creating opportunities to trade goods by water.
In Popol Vuh the gods try many times to create the perfect human. When they used mud, their creations dissolved into the water. When they used wood, their creations could speak, “But there was nothing in their hearts and nothing in their minds, no memory of their mason and builder”(Popol Vuh 81). The gods were angry about this because if the wood people could not remember their creators, the gods would not be worshipped. They destroyed these creations in very gruesome ways, one of the methods of destroying them being a flood.
Primary Source Analysis: The History of Herodotus; Book I: Clio The Histories, by Herodotus, is a detailed account of the aggression and later violence between the Greeks and Persians, and was the first ever written record of a historical event. It was due to its name and example that history has even been continuously recorded, and how Herodotus earned his nickname “The Father of History”. Because of it was separated into nine books, each named after one of the nine Muses, the focus of this analysis will be of Book I, Clio, which tells the beginning of the transgressions between the Greeks and the Persians.
This section has been subjected to much scrutiny due to the many repetitions. A careful reading removes the supposed problems and especially when one remembers that repetition is a tool used by God to stress that something will shortly come to pass and to emphasise the actual coming event. The theme of these chapters is the punishment of man by the flood and the saving of a remnant by grace. A careful reading of the flood narrative shows its unified character and the errors which are put down to sources soon vanish. (3) Three accounts of the naming of Isaac The birth of Isaac was such a pivotal point in the history of the Israelites and so momentous that it is not considered unusual to have it and Isaac’s name mentioned three times in the Holy Record.
“The Hyme of the Nile” and “The Poetry of Archilochos” have some likeness, they both are focused on particular subjects and the Gods are influential targets to society. However for the most part, their differences can be inferred with more details. By comparing these two poems, there will be an input of the language changes, society, subjects, and relationship between the people and rulers or gods. The setting of Archilochos is during a time in a battlefield where he articulates his ideas and purpose. During that era, Gods have taken over by creating “thorny anguish.”