Ancient Egypt holds a special place in the annals of world history. The grand architecture, sophisticated religion, and, of course, mummified pharaohs create an aura of intrigue and mystery. Perhaps most impressive is Ancient Egypt’s longevity. Until Alexander the Great conquered the region in 332 BCE, Egypt had maintained a remarkably stable political system for nearly 3000 years!
Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient Egypt which describe the actions of gods and goddesses as a way to understand the world around them. The ancient Egyptians believed that life, nature, and society were determined by the gods and goddesses, and when they left the Earth, pharaohs inherited the right to rule.
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Anubis brings the deceased to the judgement area.
Anubis oversees the weighing of the heart.
Acceptance to the afterlife.
Anubis was the god of mummification and the afterlife. He acted as a guide to the recently deceased in the underworld.
The God Thoth takes notes on the weighing of the deceased's heart. If it is heavy with sin and outweighs a feather, it will be consumed by "the devourer" - a beast that was part lion, part hippo and part crocodile.
Once the deceased passed judgement, he was presented to the Lord of the Underworld, Osiris. This presentation was done by Osiris's son Horus.