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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Egyptian mythology
Egyptian mythology or Egyptian religion is the succession of tentative beliefs held by the people of Egypt for over three thousand years, prior to major exposure to Christianity and Islam.
In Egyptian mythology, the Ogdoad are the eight deities worshipped in Hermopolis.
Egyptian mythology put up surprisingly little resistance to the spread of Christianity, sometimes explained by claiming that Jesus was originally a syncretism based predominantly on Horus, with Isis and her worship becoming Mary and veneration (see Jesus as myth).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Egyptian-mythology   (6817 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology,
Egyptian Mythology, specifically, the religion of ancient Egypt.
The religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians were the dominating influence in the development of their culture, although a true religion, in the sense of a unified theological system, never existed among them.
The Egyptians believed that the vital life-force was composed of several psychical elements, of which the most important was the ka.
www.emayzine.com /lectures/egyptian.htm   (1130 words)

  
 Egyptian_Mythology
Neith - One of the oldest Egyptian goddesses.
Nut - The Egyptian goddess of the daytime sky, and wife of Geb.
Satet - The Egyptian goddess of the yearly flooding of the Nile, and of fertility.
www.ability.org.uk /egyptian.html   (1366 words)

  
  Egyptian Mythology - MSN Encarta
Egyptian Mythology, specifically, the religion of ancient Egypt.
The religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians were the dominating influence in the development of their culture, although a true religion, in the sense of a unified theological system, never existed among them.
The Egyptian faith was based on an unorganized collection of ancient myths, nature worship, and innumerable deities.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552103/Egyptian_Mythology.html   (650 words)

  
  Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology, Amset was son of Horus; guardian of the south.
In Egyptian mythology, Duamutef was son of Horus and guardian of the East.
In Egyptian mythology, Hapi was the personification of the Nile.
www.nubiannews.com /nubia/egyptian.htm   (806 words)

  
  Egyptian mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Egyptian mythology or Egyptian religion is the succession of tentative beliefs held by the people of Egypt for over three thousand years, prior to major exposure to Christianity and Islam.
Some researches go as far as to suggest that Akhenaten or some of his viziers were the Biblical Moses; the scientific community dismisses these claims as wishful thinking, since none of the theories are based on proper research, and the well-documented worship of Aten has nothing in common with the religion of Moses.
Egyptian mythology put up surprisingly little resistance to the spread of Christianity, sometimes explained by claiming that Jesus was originally a syncretism based predominantly on Horus, with Isis and her worship becoming Mary and veneration (see Jesus-Myth).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Egyptian_mythology   (3077 words)

  
 Egyptian mythology: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In egyptian mythology, duamutef (also known as tuamutef) was one of the four sons of horus and a funerary god who protected the stomach and large intestines...
In egyptian mythology, the ogdoad are the eight deities worshipped in hermopolis....
In egyptian mythology, chons (alternately khensu, khons, khonsu or khonshu) is a lunar deity, and a son of amun and mut....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/eg/egyptian_mythology.htm   (7878 words)

  
 Egyptian Glossary
This is the Egyptian word for gold, which was considered a divine metal, it was thought to be the flesh of the gods.
This seems to be the egyptian word for the forces that are god or a group of gods, although the exact meaning is unknown.
The dung-rolling beetle was, to the ancient Egyptians, a symbol of regeneration and spontaneous creation, as it seemed to emerge from nowhere; in fact it came from eggs previously laid in the sand.
www.egyptartsite.com /glossary.html   (5374 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology
The significance of this duality is more than a geographical and demographic fact; it is a basic element in the very beginnings of the culture of the ancient Egyptians and finds significant expression in their religion and myths.
Ancient Egyptian culture, myth, and religion might be characterized as a duality with rhythmic structures contained within a static unity.
Their priests were not a caste cut off from the rest of the inhabitants, but scribes and tradesmen - and occasionally women - who served their god on an often temporary basis.
www.reshafim.org.il /ad/egypt/egyptian_mythology.htm   (1357 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A potent symbol in Egyptian Art, the Ankh as hieroglypic sign means "life" but is also associated with the hieroglyph for magical protection, Sa, as well as forming part of the words for "health" and "happiness".
Symbolic of the sunrise, a magical knot or the Nile delta, the loop of the ankh is considered to be feminine, whilst the T-shape is considered to be masculine.
Egyptian Gods are often depicted wearing or carrying ankhs ("the Key of Life") to signify their immortality.
www.egyptianshop.co.uk /shop/pages/myth_hist.htm   (483 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Egyptian mythology, amset was son of horus; guardian of the south.
In Egyptian mythology, Neith was the goddess of the heavens.
In Egyptian mythology, Nut was the sky goddess and mother of Osiris by Seb.
www.ii.uj.edu.pl /~artur/enc/D2.htm   (809 words)

  
 Egyptian mythology - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Egyptian mythology (or Egyptian religion) is the name for the succession of beliefs held by the people of Egypt until the coming of Christianity and Islam.
Egyptian Mythology is different from Greek or Roman mythology, in that in Egyptian Mythology most deities are of human body and animal head or vice versa.
Egyptians believed that the soul (or the Ka (human personality)) could survive death if the body was preserved.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Egyptian_mythology   (2771 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology, ba was the soul, depicted as a bird or a human-headed bird.
In Egyptian mythology Buto was a goddess identified by the Greeks with Leto.
In Egyptian mythology, Shu was the son of Atum and the brother of Tefnut.
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 Ancient Egyptian Culture
Mythology is defined as a collection of interrelated stories of a given culture.
Bastet: The Egyptian cat-headed goddess, Bastet was strictly a solar deity until the arrival of Greek influence on Egyptian society, when she became a lunar goddess due to the Greeks associating her with their Artemis.
Maybe the ancient Egyptians knew something about the afterlife or the realm of the spirits that we don't know, or will never know, unless we take the time to understand their mythology as they understood it.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/egypt/religion/mythology.htm   (2199 words)

  
 Mythology in Ancient Egypt
In Egyptian mythology, Chnum (also spelled Khnum, Knum, or Khnemu) was one of the earliest Egyptian gods, originally the god of the source of the Nile River.
Since the annual flooding of the Nile brought with it silt and clay, and its water brought life to its surrounds, he was thought to be the creator of human children, which he made at a potter's wheel, from clay, and places them in their mothers' uteruses.
In Egyptian mythology, Chons (alternately Khensu, Khons, Khonsu or Khonshu) is an ancient lunar deity, from before formal structure was given to a pantheon.
www.crystalinks.com /egyptmythology.html   (3578 words)

  
 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Egyptian mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Egyptian mythology (or Egyptian religion) is the name for the succession of beliefs held by the people of Egypt until the coming of Christianity and Islam.
Egyptian mythology put up surprisingly little resistance to the spread of Christianity, sometimes explained by claiming that Jesus was originally a syncretism based predominantly on Horus, with Isis representing Mary.
Because the Ptolemaic kings adopted the Egyptian custom of marrying their sisters, many of the kings ruled jointly with their spouses, who were also of the royal house.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Egyptian_mythology   (2030 words)

  
 Egyptian mythology - WikiFur, the furry encyclopedia
Egyptian mythology of the ancient Egyptian religion encompasses the beliefs and rituals of Ancient Egypt.
While animal worship in religion was certainly not a new concept by the time of Ancient Egyptian culture, and may have had a leading factor in the creation of these new anthropomorphic animal gods, some furry spiritualists consider this to be one of the earliest forms of furry.
While not a worshiped goddess, she was one of the most feared deities in Egyptian culture, for she represented divine retribution in the afterlife.
furry.wikia.com /wiki/Egyptian_mythology   (578 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology
Egyptians did not require human sacrifice and they did not discriminate against people with other religious beliefs.
Their temples were considered homes of the deities rather than places of worship, and the ruling Pharaoh was considered an incarnated god on Earth.
Their calendar was made up of twelve months of thirty days each with an adjustment period at the end to make up for the extra days.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Parthenon/2226/Egyptian/egypt.html   (344 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology
Beginning with the Middle Kingdom (2040-1640 BC), Ra worship acquired the status of a state religion, and the god was gradually fused with Amon during the Theban dynasties, becoming the supreme god Amon-Ra.
Burying the dead was of religious concern in Egypt, and Egyptian funerary rituals and equipment eventually became the most elaborate the world has ever known.
The Egyptians believed that the vital life-force was composed of several psychical elements, of which the most important was the ka.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/egypt/egmyth.htm   (1202 words)

  
 Life in Ancient Egypt
Egyptian goddesses are also creator deities, and the protectors of the pharaohs in the form of the cobra, vulture, or linoness.
In ancient Egyptian mythology, Egypt was created from the Watery Waste of Nun, a chaos god from whose body all things were born.
Egyptian mythology is a complex collection of often competing stories, traditions, and practices.
www.watson.org /~leigh/egypt.html   (1374 words)

  
 Directory of Ancient Egyptian Gods
In Egyptian mythology Anat is the daughter of the solar deity Ra.
To the Egyptians, the scarab beetle was a symbol of rebirth, regeneration and transformation.
With Wadjet, the patron goddess of Lower Egypt, Nekhbet was the protector of the Egyptian Pharaoh and was often depicted as a vulture hovering with her wings spread above the royal image.
www.osirisweb.com /egypt/director.htm   (2058 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology Experiences @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the case of royalty, this was usually then placed inside a series of nested coffins the outermost of which was a stone sarcophagus.
As Ptolemy I Soter ("Saviour"), he founded the Ptolemaic dynasty, which was to rule Egypt for 300 years.
The main article for this category is Egyptian mythology.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Egyptian_mythology   (2680 words)

  
 Egyptian DEITIES AND THEIR mythology
In Egyptian mythology, the most popularly worshipped of all the Egyptian Gods There are four key elements in the Osiris legend, -His life, his death, his rebirth and his transfer of power to his son Horus.
In Egyptian mythology, the lion headed Goddess of war and sickness, originally associated with MEMPHIS and a figure to be placated.
In Egyptian mythology, an ornamental serpent worn on the brow, emblematic of the Snake Goddess WADJET or BUTO, and symbol of kingship from the early Lower Egypt Kingdom.
www.btinternet.com /~orionmoon/E_deities.htm   (1219 words)

  
 Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
Ahemait ("devourer"), is the Egyptian underworld goddess and is part hippopotamus, part lion and part crocodile.
Much of our knowledge about ancient Egyptian culture is based on elaborate worship rituals related to death and the afterlife.
Egyptians were devoted to their gods and to their pharaohs who were gods on earth, as demonstrated by their willingness to build the pyramids for the safe passage of their leaders into the afterlife.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/egypt_gods.htm   (496 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology
Although kingship appears as the pivot around which Egyptian mythology revolves, the key mythological themes are creation, procreation, revival, and the unity of the two lands.
Historically, the Egyptian gods were local deities venerated by the citizens of their cities, to whom they gave their protection.
The Egyptians themselves generally wrote down only texts whose exact wording was of importance: magical spells, for instance, were deemed to be effective only if they were recited word for word [1].
www.terraflex.co.il /ad/egypt/egyptian_mythology.htm   (1357 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology - Osiris Cult
Osiris was the son of Geb and Nut and was born in Thebes in Upper Egypt.
Even in primitive times, Egyptians believed that in order for the soul to survive death, the body had to be preserved.
They were sure that the Egyptians were magical people, what with all the treasures of pure gold and the like.
www.touregypt.net /Osiriscu.htm   (2982 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology - Ancinet-Mythology.com
Ancient Egyptian religion focuses largely on nature, beginning with the worship of animals.
The flat center was Egypt, and the mountain areas surrounding Egypt were the rim of the disc.
The heavenly skies existed above the disc, and underneath was deep water, the underworld of the Egyptians.
www.ancient-mythology.com /egyptian   (154 words)

  
 Oxford University Press: Egyptian Mythology: Geraldine Pinch
She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities.
She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God.
A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters.
www.oup.com /us/catalog/24990/subject/ReligionTheology/?view=usa&ci=9780195170245   (356 words)

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