What Are the Differences and Similarities the Religions in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Essay

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What are the differences and similarities the religions in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. In my essay I will be reflecting on the different religions in the ancient world of Egypt, Greece and Rome and analysing the differences and similarities in what they worshipped and their religious practises. In Ancient Egypt their religion was based on polytheism which is a worship of many different gods. The gods were part of a creation myth and all the main gods and goddesses were related. For example Re, the sun god and lord of creation, who spat out the elements of air and moisture. They then gave birth to the earth god, Geb, and the sky goddess, Nut. Out of the union of Geb and Nut came four children, Osiris, Isis, Seth and Nephthys. Many of the gods were part animal and human. For example Horas the sky god is human with the head of a hawk. In ancient Egypt the priests will attend to the god's needs, funeral rights with making a final attempt to revive the diseased, supervising the artists and works and advising the people and helping with their problems. As the temples were believed to be home of the particular god that was worshipped there, the priest was the only one who could enter. In the morning the Priest would attend to the god’s needs by breaking the seal, lighting a torch to wake the god, they would say prayers, light incense to purify the air, wash the statue, place fresh clothes and jewels on it and placed offerings of food and drink near it. The people would usually worship the god at the outside gate or the court. There were two types of temples that were built in ancient Egypt, the Cultus Temples which were built to worship a specific god and there was the Mortuary temples which was built to honour a deceased pharaoh. The Egyptians thought they had three types on souls, 'ka', 'ba' and 'akh'. 'ka' being your spiritual double, the ba is

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