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
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.
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.
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.
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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Rings that are thinner and more flush to the thumb are the best. The joint is the widest part, so it must be taken into account when measuring. Once you get the ring on the joint, it'll be safe.
If you look at your hand, you will see and feel that the index finger tends to have more flesh at its base. This means that any ring you order will fit quite well. We often suggest that you increase the size of your ring by +1, which will allow you to fold your finger.
Beware of finger joints, especially if the finger is narrow at the base. When choosing rings for these fingers, remember that if it slides comfortably on the joint, it will be much too large for the base and will more than likely swing around the finger.
These fingers need extra attention because people tend to lose their rings all the time - especially when their hands are cold or wet, or when they enter and exit their pockets. The rule is to wear it as tight as possible while being able to bend your finger - if it is too tight, it is better to loosen it than to lose it.
Your fingers can shrink in summer and expand in winter.
The main reason your fingers expand and shrink is that your body reacts to changes in temperature in your environment. When you are in a cold environment, your body tries to keep your heart warm by tightening your blood vessels and reducing the blood flow to your skin. This process is called vasoconstriction. This is necessary because heat is lost from your skin to the environment, so your body tries to reduce the flow of blood to your extremities, especially to your fingers and toes. This shrinks your fingers and toes, so if you wear a ring on your finger, it will come off.
The opposite happens when it is hot outside. Your body tries to cool itself by dissipating heat through your skin, in a process we all know too well: sweating. As the outside temperature increases, your blood vessels dilate, so your blood flow increases and excess heat in your body can be released into the environment through your skin. This is called vasodilation. This dilation causes your fingers and toes to expand, so if you wear a ring, it will suddenly become much tighter.