Egyptian mythology: the history and almost everything you need to know

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Most people know Greek mythology, but do they know Egyptian mythology?

History

The myths about these gods were meant to explain the behavior of the forces they represented. The Egyptian religion was to provide for the gods and gain their favor. The religion had its roots in Egypt’s prehistory and lasted for more than 3,000 years. The details of religious belief changed over time as the importance of particular gods rose and their relationships shifted. At various times certain gods became superior to the others, including the sun god Ra, the creator god Amun, and the mother goddess Isis.

Gods

Have you ever heard of Zeus and Hera? Yes well, have you ever heard of Horus and Isis? There are many more Egyptian gods.  Such as Anubis and Osiris they’re the gods of the dead. In Greek mythology the god of the dead would be Hades. The Egyptian term for goddess was neeret and the term for god was neer. The hieroglyph represents a pole or staff wrapped in cloth with the free end of the cloth shown at the top. This sign has been connected to the flag poles at the entrance towers of Egyptian temples. Alternative glyphs for gods include a star, a squatting human figure or a hawk on a perch.

More About Gods

These Are The Major God/Goddesses:

Myths

Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient Egypt, which describe the actions of the Egyptian gods. Myth appears frequently in Egyptian writings and art, particularly in short stories. The most famous Egyptian myths are….

What I Know

I love mythology because it has so many different stories or myths (see Myths). Rick Riordan is the person that got me into mythology. Rick Riordan writes the Percy Jackson series, the Heroes of Olympus#1, #2 and #3 and the Kane Chronicles. All of the books are different mythologies. Percy Jackson is Greek. Heroes of Olympus: Roman and The Kane Chronicles are Egyptian. Matyas Spunberg says, “I already read the Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus books, and I really like Rick  Riordan, so I thought I would give it a try. I was also interested in Egyptian Mythology and their gods and goddesses. My favorite gods are: Horus, Osiris, Apophis, Anubis, and Set.

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