Religious Symbols In Ancient Egyptian Religion

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Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals which were an integral part of ancient Egyptian society. Ancient Egyptians worshiped and praised hundreds of gods and goddesses and were extremely devout in their beliefs. They were dedicated to their gods and worshipped daily in many ways. There were many Ancient Egyptian religious symbols depicted throughout Egypt. Many religious symbols were used as amulets of protection or were used to bring good fortune. Ancient Egyptian symbols were also used in religious rituals for the living and the dead. Ancient Egyptian religion affected symbols within their culture in many ways and were used to recognize many gods and their characteristics traits. One might ask: how were the gods recognized? One way the gods were recognized was through Ancient Egyptians symbols and sacred objects. These Ancient Egyptian symbols and sacred objects were used as indicators of meaning of the gods. Certain sacred objects possessed a deeper symbolical significance thus showing the relation between the deity and the object. Ancient Egyptian religion also had a great influence on symbols depicting Egyptian gods. Certain Ancient Egyptian gods came to be associated with certain…show more content…
The Ankh symbol appears frequently in Egyptian tombs, paintings and other works of art and symbolizes both mortal existence and the afterlife. It was also used as the symbol of the union between men and women, particularly the union of deities Osiris and Isis because it was believed that these gods brought fertility to Egypt. The Ankh was also referred to as the (Key of the Nile) because of actions and key connections to the gods. In addition to being used as a symbol of the purification of life it was also viewed as a godly given power of water and telepathy. The Ankh was believed to be a way to obtain immortality and as a key to the
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