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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!
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