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How has Ancient Egyptian religion impacted society?
Transcript of How has Ancient Egyptian religion impacted society?
The Ancient Egyptians religion was strongly influenced by tradition. They never had a desire to change their beliefs that were handed down to them and never wanted to change their society.
How Ancient Egyptians Worshiped their gods
Society in Ancient Egypt
The people of Ancient Egypt were separated into 3 groups. The upper group having people that are royal, priests, doctors, government officials and army officers. The middle group was made up of craft workers, manufacturers and merchants and the lower group had unskilled peasants.
The Ancient Egyptians held daily services to attend the statues by washing, clothing and anointing them with perfumes. Food and drink were also placed at the statues feet by which the gods would take spiritual nourishment's from. The Ancient Egyptians thought these services were necessary to sustain the gods in order for them to sustain the universe. The people of Ancient Egypt also attended services at very large temples to worship the Gods and Goddesses
Religion Of The Ancient Egyptians
The Ancient Egyptians believed in many gods but they didn't just have different roles to play, they also represent different forces of nature. For example, Re is the god of sun, Osiris the god of vegetation etc. The Ancient Egyptians also believed that the Pharaohs had direct access to the gods and that they ruled everyone, like a god would. When it came to the afterlife, the Ancient Egyptians would mummify people to preserve their bodies for their spirit to dwell in the afterlife. Religion was impacted by tradition to the Ancient Egyptians.
How Has Ancient Egyptian Religion Impacted Society?
The Importance of Ancient Egypt to us As a Society
Ancient Egypt has given us inspiration, valuable knowledge, simulation and has given us ideas of our own culture. Scientists use this to help us have a clearer understanding of how the world has changed. One very important reason, from researching Ancient Egyptian art and culture, is that ancient Egypt is overall fun and exciting to learn!
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How the Egyptians impact today's scientists
The Ancient Egyptian religion has had a big impact to today's scientists. Because of the great mummification methods being able to preserve the bodies, some mummies have been researched and did help us understand Ancient Egypt in whole new ways.
Ancient Egyptian facts
During the mummification process, the heart was one of the only things left in their body.
In the afterlife, their heart was weighed against the feather of justice and truth.
The pyramids were built for the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.
Over 130 pyramids had been built in Ancient Egypt
Women and men both wore makeup in Ancient Egypt. It was either black (Lead) or green (Copper)
People might say that the Ancient Egyptians spent their whole life depending on death. But they actually hoped to live a happier afterlife than be treated like slaves.
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Tradition part 2
The Ancient Egyptians believed in divine kingship, meaning that they saw the Pharaohs as gods instead of kings. Whenever something good was happening in Ancient Egypt, they thought the Pharaohs were doing a good job. Their religion was polytheistic, meaning they believed in more than one god. More than 700 in total!
Society in Ancient Egypt
The society was dominated by males and they were the head of the family. However the women could have inheritance, participate in trades and divorce their husband at their call.
The Afterlife part 2
When they were mummified in pyramids or tombs, scrolls with instructions about how to survive the afterlife were buried with them. The more important the person was, the more they got buried with and they got more help. This is because the Ancient Egyptians believed that you had to go through obstacles to get to paradise. Gods also helped them during the journey.
Orisis, god of the underworld
Seth god of storms and chaos.
Egyptian gods in a boat
Ancient Egyptian women playing music
Horus, the god of the sky
Ancient Egyptians worshiping