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Egyptian myth

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Egyptian Creation Myth By: Nesrie Cannonier and Shorna Josephs He was the first god who rose up from the chaotic waters with only his thoughts and will. Atun or Re (Sun God) Atun coughed out Shu ( God of Air) and vomited out Tefnut (Goddess of Moisture). From them came two children Nut and Geb. Shu ( God of Air)
Tefnut (Goddess of Moisture) Nut(Goddess of Sky)& Geb (God of Earth) Nut produced rain for Geb, and Geb made things grow on Earth. Because they fell in love Atun ordered Shu to Separate Geb and Nut . Brief History Egyptian Eye (Udjat) Atun has a third eye.
He sent his third eye to retrieve Shu and Teftnut, who ran away from him because they were in love. Ancient Egypt was one of the first civilizations.
There were 12 dynasties broken up into 7 eras.
Egypt was conquered by other countries during the 7 eras.
They created their flag as a symbol of independence .
Near the end of the Fifth Dynasty the cult of Osiris started up.
The people of Egypt became more religious when the Pharaoh Arkhenaten ruled.
Arkhenaten changed the people from believing in many gods (polytheistic) to just one god which was Atun the sun god. Ancient Egyptian Culture Egyptian Culture has 6 thousand years of recorded history
Ancient Egypt was among the earliest civilizations.
Mummification was very important due to their belief in the afterlife. The dead was buried with various burial goods which were thought to help the dead in their afterlife.
The Ancient Egyptians built their houses with mud bricks so they could remain cool throughout the day.
White linen was used as a clothing material, wool was rarely used because it came from animals.
Traditionally the Ancient Egyptians ate with their hands.
The Ancient Egyptians excelled in different forms of art, which included pottery making, sculptures, and paintings.
They use music and dance to keep themselves entertained.
The Ancient Egyptians believed in many gods. Modern Egyptian Culture Egypt is the 29th biggest country in the world. The estimated total population of Egypt is 79 million according to the 2007 population census.
Egyptian music is a rich mixture Indigenous, Mediterranean, African, and Western elements.
Egypt is known for their different forms of folk art and dances which are represented by each region of the country.
The majority religion is the Islam of which the Sunnis are the largest sect.
The 1971 constitution declared Islam to be the state religion.
According to the official estimates 90% of the population are Muslim and 8% to 10% Christian, with the Coptic Orthodox Church being the largest Christian denomination. Egyptian Language Hieroglyphs are pictures that were used
to write the ancient egyptian language.
The Ancient language that was spoken was called Afro-Asiatic language, mainly spoken in the the northern part of Africa.
The primary language is now Arabic. Why we think this myth came to be ? Evolution of the Myth In the end of Pharaonic Dynasty V and the beginning of the 6th Dynasty there was an up raise of the cult of Osiris, with this cult came along the myth of creations and how he came to be .
We have learned that the myth has changed every time there is someone new in power "Egypt: History - Pharaonic Dynasty V (Fifth Dynasty)." Tour Egypt. , 20 June 2011. Web. 23
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Spence, Kate, Dr. "Akhenaten and the Amarna Period." BBC News. BBC, 17 Feb. 2011. Web. 23 Jan.
2013. Citation There are four important Egyptian creation myths out of the many.
Each of the four myths are named after the Egyptian city from which that myth was localized.
The Ennead of Heliopolis, Ogdoad of Hermopolis, Ptah at Memphis, and a special myth at Luxor.
Each story was the basis of a completely different center of worship that were rivals of each other.
Depending on the most dominant priest at any particular time, that particular creation myth would reign in Egypt. “Ancient Egypt .” 2013. The History Channel website. Jan 30 2013, 12:56

Dodson, Aidan, Dr. "Egypt: The End of a Civilisation." BBC News. BBC, 17 Feb. 2011. Web. 23 Jan.
2013. Introduction The first five slides are about the main characters in the creation myth.
The sixth slide is the evolution of the myth
seventh and eighth is a brief info about the Egyptian life.
The ninth and tenth slide is about the Ancient culture and the modern day culture.
The last slide is an explanation of where and why we think this myth came to be
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