Ancient Egypt Essay

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Ancient Egypt is a fascinating ancient civilization. The Egyptian culture was heavily polytheistic with a complex view of the afterlife, which was evident in their architecture and communication. Even today as ancient Egypt melts together with modern Egypt. The pull of their ancient cities is still seen in Cairo and Alexandia. The highly developed belief of polytheism in the Egyptian culture was made up of many gods. This belief is the base to the Egyptian culture and life. In the Egyptian polytheistic culture the gods took on form and characteristics of objects found in nature. The Egyptian god Ra is considered the father of gods and was the most important and worshiped god. When the Egyptians think of the figure that Ra looks like…show more content…
During the fourth dynasty pharaohs were known as “the sons of Ra”. Ra was a primary god in the fifth dynasty, which is when he became associated with the king and then the pharaoh. Ra became more and more popular during the new kingdom, which resulted in a sort of monotheism. The Eye of Ra is an Egyptian symbol for protection and the divine royal power. This symbol even appears on the United Sates dollar bill. The eye within the pyramid represents Ra awaiting rebirth. Even though the Eye of Ra is within the pyramid his soul remains alive and watchful as the open eye indicates. Osiris is the Egyptian god of the underworld. Osiris is one of five children born to Geb and Nut; the god of earth and the goddess of the skies. He was also the great grandson of Ra. All of Osiris’s siblings played an important role in his story: Seth, his brother and his two sisters Isis and Nepthys. Osiris inherited the throne of Egypt because he was the first born son if Geb and Nut. Though Osiris and Isis were brother and sister they were married and were not destined to be happy. Osiris’s other sister, Nephthys, at one point takes on the appearance of Isis and presented herself as Isis. Osiris, not knowing the difference, was seduced by Nephthy; she had Anubis. Seth developed a jealousy toward Osiris either because Osiris had inherited the throne or because he had gotten Nephthy, Seth’s wife, pregnant. Seth sought to kill Osiris by luring Osiris into a coffin and

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