Religion: Practical And Beliefs Of Ancient Egyptian Religion

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Ancient Egyptian Religion Research Practical and Ritual Religion and daily worship was a big part of ancient Egyptian people’s lives and so were curses and omens. Many rituals were performed every day and consisted of praying and worshipping the gods. Everybody was entitled to be a part of the rituals; however common people and wealthier people, for example Pharaohs, had different roles in it. Praying was one way to take care of the spiritual health, but people also practiced religion by taking part of many events, and gave offerings to the gods to prevent chaos and to keep the gods happy. Many of the rituals were performed or honored by the Pharaoh and his priests, like the festival of Opet. In some rituals common people could not participate. Children were the heart of the family. The kids were taught to respect their elders, help with the family business, and take care of other family members. Ancient Egyptians ate well and bathed everyday, they were very clean people. Experiential and Emotional Egyptians true identity is closely tied to geography and religion. The population lives close to the Nile river and the river affects their everyday life. The water from the Nile gives water to the farms and families, because the land is very dry. They believed that if the gods got angry,…show more content…
The nine main gods and goddesses were Atum-Ra, the creator and first god. Tefnut, the goddess of rain and moisture. Shu, the god of wind and air. Nut, the goddess of the sky and symbol of rebirth and resurrection. Geb, the god of vegetation and the earth in which the dead were laid. Isis, the goddess of love, magic and fertility. Osiris, the god of death, reincarnation and the underworld. Set, the god of darkness, deserts and storms. Nephthys, the goddess of the night. Even though there were only nine main gods and goddesses there were over 2000 other gods from them, that people
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