Egyptian Mythology Stories

by Egyptian Symbols February 01, 2020

All about Egyptian mytholog

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Egyptian mythology  is composed of   stories  and characters that were part of the   religion of ancient Egypt, the first civilization known on earth. Much of the folklore involves stories of mortals meeting the major   gods  of their religion, or stories of how the gods came to create different parts of the natural world by magic.

Some of the major elements of Egyptian mythology are things like their worship of   kings, their worship of the   sun, and   multiple gods who were sometimes partly animals

King Tutankhamun - King Tutan - and the mummies

  king-tutankhamun

When many people consider ancient Egypt today, they often think of   King Tutankhamun - King Tutan - and mummies. Kings like   Tut were honored and revered during their lives  and after their death. The inhabitants of pre-dynastic Egypt, before 3100 BC, considered their kings to be gods. Later, the Egyptians considered kings as intermediaries between themselves and the gods. It was believed that most Egyptian gods sometimes walked among the people, and that they even had problems and worries just like them.

The Egyptian gods represented by beasts

anubis

Many of their gods were partly beasts, such as   Anubis, who was often   depicted with the head of a jackal.  Another major god,   Horus,   was represented with the head of a falcon. Similarly, the Great Sphinx that the Egyptians built at Giza consists of the body of a lion with a human head.

These Egyptian gods and many of the more than 2,000 known Egyptian gods have been the subject of much writing in literature, poetry and scholarly works over the years.

The mummification of the dead, the sacred river of the Nile and the lotus flower

The mummification

  • Egyptian mythology  is rooted in a strong belief in the importance of preparation for the afterlife.

They mummified the dead to prevent them from decomposing, so that souls could recognize their bodies after the funeral and move on to the next life.

  • For them, the   sunrise  every morning was a reconstruction of the beginning of the world.

egypt-sunrise

  • Their sacred   river of the Nile symbolized fertility and new life.

the-nile

  • The   lotus flower, the only one we know that blooms and bears fruit at the same time, is also an important symbol of fertility and renewal in ancient Egyptian mythology.

lotus-flower-egypt

Conclusion

Many people are interested in  Egyptian mythology  today. Almost all the elements of Egyptian mythology that are well known today have their origins over a period of 3000 years; this highly religious part of the ancient history of Egypt began in what is called early   dynastic Egypt, around 3100 BC.

It is at this time that the great pyramids were built, with the major symbols of their religion painted inside and engraved in the walls.

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