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Egyptian Mythology

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Hayden Johnson

on 25 May 2011

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Transcript of Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology Symbols: Amenta Represents the underworld/land of the dead. It became the symbol of west bank of the Nile where the Egyptians traditionally buried the dead. Ankh Symbol of eternal life Gods would often hold it to someone‘s lips, this is considered offering .”the breath of life” (The breath you will need in the afterlife) Ba What we might call someone’s personality. It would leave the body at the time of death. During the day it would make itself useful, then when night comes it would return to the tomb of the person it belonged to. Ieb Symbol Represents a heart. The Egyptians believed that the heart was the center of consciousness, it was the only organ that was not removed during mummification. Udjat The “eye of Horus” Symbolizes healing and protection. Egyptians used symbols the same way we use them today;
symbols all have certain meanings. Nemes Head cloth worn by Pharaohs GODS The goddess Bastet was usually represented as a woman with the head of a domesticated cat Bastet The cat-goddess, protector of the home. Ptah Ptah was the god of crafts, skills, and the guardian of all knowledge Ptah is often depicted as a bearded man wearing a skullcap Reseph God of war, battle and military operations. Selket She was depicted in the form of a woman with a scorpian on her head. Goddess of healing venomous wounds and magic (Usually seen with horses and chariot) Shu God of air Depicted as a man wearing an ostrich feather headdress Atum represented in human form and as the source of the Pharaoh's power he wears the double crown of Egypt God of creation
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