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Spiritual Defense - Execration Rituals in Ancient Egypt
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Spiritual Defense - Execration Rituals in Ancient Egypt

Magic was an integral aspect of life in ancient Egypt. The world was created through the power of heka (magic) as Atum stood on the primordial mound of the ben-ben in the middle of the endless waters of chaos with the god Heka, who personified...
The Magical Lullaby of Ancient Egypt
Article by Joshua J. Mark

The Magical Lullaby of Ancient Egypt

The Magical Lullaby (popularly known as Charm for the Protection of a Child) is an inscription from the 16th or 17th century BCE. The poem exemplifies the ancient Egyptian's personal religious and spiritual practices as it...
The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys
Article by Joshua J. Mark

The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys

The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys is an ancient Egyptian text in which the two goddess-sisters call the soul of the god Osiris to rejoin the living. The poem takes the form almost of a call-and-response liturgy in which one officiant's...
Setna I: A Detailed Summary & Commentary
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Setna I: A Detailed Summary & Commentary

The story known as Setna I (also Setna Khaemaus and the Mummies) is a work of ancient Egyptian literature from the Ptolemaic Period (323-30 BCE) written in demotic script. It is part of a cycle of stories known as the Tales of Prince Setna...
Herodotus on Animal Sacrifice in Egypt
Article by Thamis

Herodotus on Animal Sacrifice in Egypt

II:38. The males of the ox kind they consider to belong to Epaphos, and on account of him they test them in the following manner: If the priest sees one single black hair upon the beast he counts it not clean for sacrifice; and one of...
Ancient Egyptian Religion: How were the Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Worshipped?
Video by Kelly Macquire

Ancient Egyptian Religion: How were the Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Worshipped?

Ancient Egyptian Religion incorporated so many different aspects; mythology, spiritualism, science, magic, medicine psychology and herbology. With so many different facets, Ancient Egyptian religion was completely integrated into the lives...
Visual Guide to Ancient Egyptian Gods
Image Gallery by Arienne King

Visual Guide to Ancient Egyptian Gods

This image gallery is a visual guide to the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. It includes depictions of many of Egypt's more iconic and widely worshipped deities, along with brief descriptions of their roles in Egyptian religion...
Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Ancient Egyptians
Collection by Patrick Goodman

Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Ancient Egyptians

Religion was interwoven throughout the life of ancient Egypt, and was connected to Egyptian mythology, science, and medicine to name a few. From the mightiest Pharaonic king to the farmers harvesting abundant wheat harvests, the belief of...
Funerary Rites, Burial, and the Afterlife of the Ancient Egyptians
Collection by Patrick Goodman

Funerary Rites, Burial, and the Afterlife of the Ancient Egyptians

Often misconstrued as a culture obsessed with death, the ancient Egyptians viewed death and the afterlife as an intimately connected continuance to life itself. Though funerary processions and burial rites changed over the years - as seen...
The Ankh, the Djed and other Ancient Egyptian Symbols and their Meanings
Video by Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Ankh, the Djed and other Ancient Egyptian Symbols and their Meanings

Ancient Egyptian Symbols were prolific throughout the region, as a way to convey information to the primarily illiterate society. Symbols such as the Ankh, the Djed, the Wes Sceptre, the Winged Solar Disk and many more were instantly recognisable...