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Ancient Egyptian Religion

Queen Hatshepsut (c.1503-1482 BC) drinking from the udder of Hathor, relief…

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Weighing of the heart scene, with Ammit sitting, from the book of the dead of…

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Egyptian Canopic Jar featuring Bastet - Bast - and Egyptian Art from 13 Moons!

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Ancient Egypt. Sekhmet, goddess of fire, war, vengeance, menstruation, and medicine in ancient Egyptian religion. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert.

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Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals which were an integral part of ancient Egyptian society. It centered on the Egyptians' interaction with many deities who were believed to be present in, and in control of, the forces and elements of nature. The practices of Egyptian religion were efforts to provide for the gods and gain their favor. Formal religious practice centered on the pharaoh, the king of Egypt.

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20 Facts You May Not Have Known About Queen Nefertiti

Akhenaten and Nefertiti

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mask of Anubis. ancient Egypt. Anubis is the Greek name of a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as the First Dynasty (c. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife.

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Anubis - Greek name for a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion. See ElisaGiada's comments below for her reason in making this amazing armour.

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