The Ancient Egyptian Religion : A Religion Based On The Concept Of Afterlife

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The Ancient Egyptian religion is based on the concept of afterlife. They believed in life after death and practically spent their whole life preparing for death. In fact, the reason they mummified their bodies was to prepare for eternity. Old Kingdom Egypt had a religion based on many different gods– or polytheism. Around the same time as the Egyptians lived the Greeks who were also polytheistic. The Greeks celebrated life and worshipped their many gods. These two cultures were heavily influenced by each other. Therefore, the Greeks and Egyptians, through the traditions, rituals and other social practices of their cultures, incorporated polytheistic religions into their lives, using similar concepts in drastically different cultures.
Greek myths explained the origins of the gods and their individual relations with mankind. By having lots of different gods, the Greeks could explain problems in life. “The Greeks didn’t have just one god with all of the powers but split the powers up amongst a number of different gods. “They made Zeus the king of the gods and the most powerful – but he did not rule alone and he needed help from the others (Religion, Ritual, and Worship).” There were twelve main deities in the Greek pantheon. At the top was Zeus; he was the sky god and father of the gods. He had two brothers, Hades and Poseidon, who reigned over the Underworld and the sea. Hera, Zeus 's sister and wife, was queen of the gods. Athena, the patron goddess of Athens, typically…

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