Research Paper On Ancient Egypt Religion

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Religion in Ancient Egypt Heather Christy January 11, 2009 University of Phoenix-Axia College Religion in Ancient Egypt Heather Christy University of Phoenix-Axia College The Egyptian world was filled with glory and splendor. They built grand pyramids, lavish temples, and beautiful monuments. Their world seemed perfect, almost magical, yet full of intrigue and mystery. The Egyptians practiced polytheism, the practice of worshiping more than one God at a time. Inside this practice of polytheism, the Egyptians created some interesting views on life and death. The Egyptians had one main god that was believed to have started the world; Atum, also known as Ra. Atum was a hermaphrodite. He created his children Shu and Tefnut by impregnating…show more content…
The Egyptians believed when they died, their soul, or Ba, must follow the path of sun from west to east through the duat, the Egyptian underworld. There they are met by Osiris. Osiris then places their heart on a scale against a feather representing truth. If their heart weighs less then the feather they are allowed to continue passage through the duat. If their heart is heavier than the feather, it is fed to the devourer, Ammit. This is called the 12 hours of the night, or the 12 gates. Every gate was guarded by a different God; if they could say the Gods name, they could pass. (Dunn, 2001) Osiris and the hall of judgment lies in the fifth hour, or gate. (Ellison,…show more content…
|The Egyptians and their religion, world and flaw in their belief’s | |What is the greatest strength of this paper?|The greatest strength of the paper is all the information it provides the reader | | |regarding the background information one the gods and mummification. | |What material does not seem to fit the main |Although paragraph two does seem to introduce paragraph three it also can make the | |point of the paper or does not seem to be |reader confused about its purpose. It also seems to be in the wrong place for the paper| |appropriate for the audience? |in whole, and I am confused as to what it has to do with their religion or way of life.| | |Paragraph two could be left out, and the part of Osiris being the judge of souls could | | |go in paragraph three | |Has the author sufficiently addressed |I was unable to identify any counter arguments. However this paper does not really

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