The Role Of Gods And Goddesses In Ancient Egypt

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In Egypt, there were over 2,000 gods and goddesses and each one of them represented an aspect of the world.(Barrow, Mandy. “Ancient ) Gods were important to Egyptians not only in life, but also in death. Gods represented many aspects in nature, provided for humans and served as means of keeping the old kingdom unified, but they also judged humans’ souls and guided them through their life after death. Without the gods, Egyptian history as we know it would be incredibly different.
Egyptian gods had a strong effect on daily life in Egypt, from explaining things in nature, providing for and protecting the people, even serving as a means for the pharaohs to keep the kingdom unified. Firstly, “The ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses represented aspects of the Egyptians’ natural and “supernatural” surrounding/s and helped them understand its many aspects.”(Discovering Ancient Egypt) This shows that the Egyptians believed gods had a hand in their surroundings that they lived in. In addition, the quote also states that the gods
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Secondly, “According to the religious system of ancient Egypt, the gods not only protected and provided for the people, but were systemically involved in maintaining the order of daily life.” (Synonym, Classroom) This quote shows that aside from representing aspects of nature, the gods also kept order as well as provided for and

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