Life in Ancient Egypt

1421 WordsFeb 25, 20186 Pages
Life in Ancient Egypt was very different from today Religion was key and was an important part in the everyday life of Egyptians This was shown in all aspects, particularly in the form of gods, temples, belief in the afterlife, mummification, tombs, pyramids, weighing of the heart and the journey to the afterlife The gods were the foundation Egyptian religion The ancient Egyptians had hundreds gods and goddesses whom they believed in and worshipped every day They believed that life would crumble without the gods To keep them happy they provided them with offerings They offered food, drink, clothes and even jewels in hopes that they would help them when they needed it The Egyptians believed that different gods & goddesses were responsible for different events that happened naturally For example, the Egyptians believed that gods and goddesses took part in the creation of the world They believed that some brought the flood every year, some offered protection, and some took care of people after they died The Egyptians believed that they could call on their gods to ensure a good crop, a victory in war, help in a crisis or any other worthwhile purpose Other gods that they believed in were either local gods who represented towns, or minor gods who represented plants or animals For example gods like Osiris (god of the dead) Nut (goddess of the sky) Ra (god of the sun) and Geb (god of the earth) played major parts in the life of an Egyptian These gods were what held Egyptian
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