The first thing he did was he changed religion. He called his religion Aten that is the worship of the sun (El Mahdy 1999: 88). This not the first mentioning of Aten in Egypt it has been used before. Aten was known of since the twelfth dynasty getting more mentions over the years. Thutmoses IV for example refers to a large scarab as a god of battles who makes the pharaoh mighty in his domain, and brings all his subjects under the sway of the sun- disk (Alfred 1988: 239).
Last but not least, the Ptolemaic Period. In this period, Ptolemy 1 Soter –one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted generals- invented a new cult of Serapis. This cult spread in the Hellenistic world and Alexandria, but Ancient Egyptian Gods were still worshiped in the rest of the country. (3) The ancient Egyptians had a set of burial customs, which they believed were required to guarantee an everlasting life after their death. These customs and rules included mummification, casting of magic spells, and burial with certain goods.
Cuneiform writing in Sumer and the hieroglyphics in Egypt was developed in this time period. Such things as the Code of Hammurabi and the fall of the Assyrian Empire, The Persian wars, assassination of Julius Caesar, it was also the start of the Greco-Roman Age, and the end of the Roman Empire in the West. The Hebrews became in existence in 1250 B.C. – 515 B.C This was the Hebrew mass departure from Egypt. Moses the messenger of God came to lead the Hebrews to becoming a nation and uplifting there believe in Yahweh, the one God.
Egypt is considered the birthplace of many world religions. It contains some of the oldest religious artifacts, texts, and art that can be traced to modern religions. Signs of early Egyptian religion date back to the Predynastic period, beginning with evidence of polytheistic worship. Many scholars have researched the development of Ancient Egyptian religion over the centuries and have studied the direct correlation between it and the modern religions of Judaism and Christianity. Questions arise as to whe Judaism developed because of social and political conditions of Ancient Egypt or rather through conscious adaptation of Egyptian stories, values, and traditions.
Although there are minor differences, Greek and Egyptian mythologies share many similarities. One parallel between Greek and Egyptian creation stories is that they both begin with a God or Gods being created from the universe. The creation of the Greek world began when Eros(cupid) sprang from the great, shapeless mass of chaos and was later followed by Gaea(Earth), Erebus(darkness), and Nox(night). These later deities would become the ancestors of all other Greek Gods and Goddesses. (Footnote pg 56 The Literature and Mythology of Ancient Egypt) Similarly in Egyptian mythology, Ra came into being, and gave life to other Gods, “After I had come into being as the only God, there were three gods aside from me[Shu, Tefnut, and Nun].”(Kaster 56) Eventually, Shu and Tefnut begot Geb and Nut, who in turn created Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys.
This association of the pharaoh with the divine empowered themselves with much power, control and loyalty from the Egyptians. One of the great gods from this era was Amun, which was believed that his highlight was after he replaced the war god Montu as the center god of Thebes. Amun was the creator god whose name meant “the hidden one” or “the secret one”. He was associated with the air as an invisible force and according to Egyptian myth, was self-created. It was beli... ... middle of paper ... ...ndbook of Egyptian Mythology.
From around 6000 BCE all the way until about 3000 BCE, gods were the main influence on the Egyptians. There were also separate civilizations in Egypt until 3000 BCE. The two civilizations were then united when king Menes of Upper Egypt trekked south and conquered Lower Egypt. This led to the Old Kingdom which lasted from 2600 BCE to 2100 BCE. This was the time when most of the monuments and pyramids were built depicting
He was a God that represented individual consciousness. He was linked to dark forces like thunder and hostility. As temples worshipped other gods, Osiris took over and Set was cast as an evil being. Satan ideas of independence and magic survived and became a tradition in the ancient Greek World. The Hebrews then adopted Satan as an agent for God who they believed was sent to punish sinners.
“Christianity, along with all other theistic belief systems, is the fraud of the age. It serves to detach the species from the natural world, likewise, each other. It supports blind submission to authority[control of the masses].”(Zeitgeist 2007) In this essay, we will explore the different roots of religion and the plagiarism that Christianity and a number of different religions have committed. We start with Animism. In animism, spirits are considered to inhabit familiar objects in the landscape.
It is also one of the first dogmas to use the concept that there is both good and evil throughout the world, and that they counterbalance one another. However, Angra Mainyu, the devil, is not on equal terms with God. He is merely a force that attacks the world and brings about all things we consider evil, such as: sickness and natural disasters. The term that is used to describe these two forces is coined as ‘cosmic dualism’. BBC Religions explains this notion as: “With cosmic dualism we have life and death, day and night, good and evil.