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Egypt. Egyptian Religion. Religion guided EVERY aspect of Egyptian life! Trends in Egyptian Mythology/Religion Polytheistic o/ 2000 Gods! Gods were Anthropomorphic Part animal part human Strongly influenced by tradition! . Egyptian Religion Continued…. The Horus King

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Egyptian religion
Egyptian Religion

  • Religion guided EVERY aspect of Egyptian life!

  • Trends in Egyptian Mythology/Religion

    • Polytheistic

      • o/ 2000 Gods!

    • Gods were Anthropomorphic

      • Part animal part human

  • Strongly influenced by tradition!


Egyptian religion continued
Egyptian Religion Continued…

  • The Horus King

    • Pharaohs considered living form of Horus

    • Job to maintain order (Ma’at) on earth by issuing laws of Gods


Belief in the afterlife
Belief in the Afterlife

  • Focused on afterlife more than any other ancient society.

  • To achieve rebirth needed to unite souls with body

  • Egyptians believed the soul had 3 parts

    • “ba” the soul “personality”

    • “ka” the double of the person

    • “akh” represented the form of dead in the after life (union of ba and ka)

  • Mummification was crucial!






Canopic jars
Canopic Jars

















Modern mummification plastination continued
Modern Mummification: Plastination Continued…


Modern mummification plastination and controversy
Modern Mummification: Plastinationand Controversy…


Stine in 10 years
Stine in 10 Years? 



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