Praises To The Sun God

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Poetry is a unique language on its own. Without knowledge of this lost language, the words can have no meaning through people’s eyes. While re-reading a poem may help the process, a historical look upon the subject can gain knowledge to crake the code within these words. After reading the poem, “The Hymn to the Aton,” I felt an overwhelming urge to understand every meaning behind it. The sounds of the words were like music notes that had no meaning for me. The documentary Egypt’s Golden Empire helped to clarify the understanding of the poem. It showed more of a visual image of what the king looked like and how he ruled Egypt. The information given in the documentary was the foundation for the poetry written about the Sun God. The poem “The Hymn to the Aton,” by Akhenaton was filled with great sincere praises toward the Sun God for his creation of this magnificent world. However, after watching the documentary Egypt’s Golden Empire, these praises became incentives for wanting more from the Sun God. The poem “The Hymn to the Aton,” began as a piece of beautifully written literature that was very difficult to grasp. After reading it a few more times, the picture became clear and words came to life as though it was dancing on the pages. Akhenaton praised the Sun God dearly by its selfless act of creating every living thing on this world. The people of Egypt worshiped the sun during the daytime while protecting their belongings at night. They felt safe as soon as the sun rises because they felt the presence of the Sun God through its warm rays of light. The creation of beasts and beauty of animals are all doings of the Sun God, Aton. Aton allowed the procreation of man through the woman. The woman was a temporary reservoir for all human child. Similar to a baby chick breaking out of its shell, a human child break free from its mother’s womb to take its first breathe.

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