Religion In Ancient Egypt

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Religion in Ancient Egypt The story of ancient Egypt has survived for thousands of years. Egypt was one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient era. The monuments and tombs of their pharaohs continue to stand intact today, some, 4,000 years later. I would like to shed light on the aspect of religion of this great civilization. One of the most interesting aspects of ancient Egyptian society is its religion. The depth of Egyptian thinking and the rich imagination displayed in the creation of ideas and images of the gods and goddesses are beyond the way to compare. In elaborating their beliefs, the Egyptians were working on the cosmic plane. They want to search to understand the most basic laws of the universe. Their morals and…show more content…
They are said to represent the dreams of a society. It is quite possible to interpret them from a variety of perspective to explain natural phenomena, such as how the earth was formed. Furthermore, they are a rich source of insights into society and human behavior. Myths, especially creation myths, have had a profound effect on ancient Egyptian culture. They form the foundation of religious beliefs that influenced all of forms of cultural expressions, as well as values and attitudes. Nowhere is this truer than in Egypt. Myths are rich in symbolic meaning. The setting of these symbols may sound strange and their characters are larger than life, but through learning to understand their meaning, we can uncover their secrets. Feather of truth represents truth, justice, morality and balance. The characters in myths often represent aspect of human behavior for instance love and…show more content…
There is a large number of them, and they are not always depicted the same way. As one example, Thoth, the god of writing and messenger of the sun of god, is seen as an ibis, a baboon or the moon. Like the Greek gods, the Egyptian gods symbolized aspects of life, human emotions and the physical world. Gods and goddesses are often grouped in pairs to represent the dual nature o life, the negative and positive forces of cosmos. One example is Osiris representing life and order and Seth representing death and destruction. I would like to add some information about Amenhotep III (1386-1349 BC) was a pharaoh from the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC) who was a prolific builder and a relatively benevolent ruler. His reign lasted almost 40 years and was both stable and prosperous. He took the throne of Egypt at the early age of 12. Amenhotep III ruled a land whose belief in gods and goddesses is deep-rooted, especially on worshiping the god Amun. By the time, Amenhotep IV came to the throne, the priest of Amun were on almost equal standing with the royal house in wealth and influence. The historian Lewis Spence writes "With the exception of Ra and Osiris, the worship of Amun was more widespread than that of any other god in the Nile valley. This proves that the rulers of ancient Egypt have a leading role on worshiping the gods and goddesses in ancient Egyptian
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