Egyptian Religion

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Egyptian Religion

  1. 1. The Religion of the Ancient Egyptians By: Blakely Johnson, Lydia Frederick, & Molly Ott
  2. 2. Gods and Goddesses
  3. 3. There were hundreds of Egyptian gods and goddesses…
  4. 4. Amenhotep banned the worship of many of the gods and only worshiped one
  5. 5. Wadjet, the goddess of protection; Thoth, the god of knowledge; and Meretsegar, the protector of the tombs
  6. 6. They believed the creator of the world was Amun-Ra
  7. 7. The creation of the Egyptian world was very important to them.
  8. 8. Isis was the goddess of mothers and wives
  9. 9. Osiris was the god of the dead
  10. 10. Anubis was the protector of the dead and escorted them to the underworld. He was also very important.
  11. 11. Death and Afterlife
  12. 12. Mummification- First they took out the brain, liver, & lungs & preserved them in jars
  13. 13. Then they covered the body with natron crystals & sawdust &leaves
  14. 14. Next, they put the body in a coffin & put the coffin in the tomb
  15. 15. The Tombs
  16. 16. During the New Kingdom secret tombs were built in cliff walls in the Valley of the Kings
  17. 17. Buried with bodies were: clothes, jewelry, tools, & pottery
  18. 18. The Egyptians also buried their people with The Book of the Dead- it had spells & maps believed to be needed in the Afterlife
  19. 19. The Afterlife- They believed they went to the Underworld or Duat
  20. 20. The Hall of Two Truths- Where their hearts were weighed against a feather
  21. 21. When they passed the heart test they went into a land just like Egypt
  22. 22. Ancient Egyptian Education
  23. 23. The schools were attached to the temples, where they learned how to read and write.
  24. 24. Their religious education was a full of many different gods.
  25. 25. Some of the ways the Egyptians worshiped the gods were by sacrificing animals.
  26. 26. Priests had many jobs to help out with the religion
  27. 27. The Egyptians believed that different gods controlled the forces of nature giving good harvests or causing crops to die.

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