One of the most intriguing parts of an ancient culture is their myths, religious figures, and religious practices. Egyptian religious practices is one of the most interesting, aside from Greek mythology. There is an interesting theory modeled Jesus Christ after the Egyptian god Amun Ra.
Jordan Maxwell wrote that the reason “Amen” is said at the end of each prayer is because the Vatican church wanted to pay tribute to this kings of the gods. Supposedly the Bible and Jesus are just a fictitious fabrication actually describing the life of Ra. He is he king of the gods and is often equated to Zues within Greek mythology.
Just like Christians have the Bible as their official text, the Egyptians had what was known as the Book of the Dead. It contained the major beliefs and ideas of the ancient Egyptian religion.
This is an image of another important Egyptian religious entity known as Anubis. He is jackal-headed and is associated with mummification and the afterlife. When I saw this image I was intrigued because in his left hand he holds and ankh which was a popular Egyptian symbol and talisman meaning life. I always thought that it meant physical life but I now realize that it represents future life or life after death. It makes sense because the afterlife was a very big concern to Egyptians. It was almost more important than their actual lives. They tried to live their lives in such a way to would reflect positively on their physical death.
It was believed that each person had 3 souls: the “ka,” the “ba,” and the “akh.” Death was only a transitional stage that lead Egyptians to a better, more perfect life. This is why so much time and wealth was spent on preparing for the next world.
Quick Fun Fact: Egyptians worshiped (collectively) as many as 2000 gods and goddesses.