Religion & Afterlife: Religious beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians, with their multitude of Gods and Goddesses, and their seemingly obssesive fascination with preparing for the afterlife.
Religion & Afterlife
Religion & Afterlife

Monuments of Egypt: Religion & Afterlife

No other area causes as much speculation and imagination as the Religious beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians, with their multitude of Gods and Goddesses, and their seemingly obssesive fascination with preparing for the afterlife.

The Ogdoad of Hermopolis
The Ogdoad of Hermopolis
The Ogdoad of Hermopolis

The Ogdoad of Hermopolis: a system of eight deities, four gods and their respective consorts. The two that became the most prominent in later times were Nun and Amon.
The Book of the Dead
The Book of the Dead
The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead provided instructions and rituals to help the many components of the ‘body of man’ to reach their destination in the afterlife and to ensure the continued existence and well-being of the ‘spiritual bodies’ in the afterlife.
Ancient Egyptian Medicine and Magic
Ancient Egyptian Medicine and Magic
Ancient Egyptian Medicine and Magic

Ancient Egyptian medicine, it is important to note, is made up of what we would call rational treatments and magic. This is a modern division of ancient Egyptian medicine and certainly the ancient Egyptians themselves would not thought this way.