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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ancient Egyptians Gods & Godesses| Origin & Decline


The Ancient Egypt was spirit of God, the Sun God Ra brings light from the darkness in his great boat every day, and many gods saw people as stars in the night. Osiris flooded its banks due to the Nile River and fertilized the land while Khnum directed its flow. Isis and her sister Nephthys moved with the people of the land in life and protected them after death, as did many other gods, and Bastet protected the lives of women and looked home. Tenenet was the goddess of beer and wine making and was also present at the birth of the child, while Hathor, who played multiple roles, was a close companion to anyone at any party or festival as the Lady of Drunkenness.

The gods and goddesses were not distant gods to be feared, but their close friends who lived among the people in the temple-houses, out in the desert beyond the trees, lakes, streams, marshes and valley of the Naini River. When the hot winds blow through the waste, it was not just the confluence of the air, but the dev set was the cause of some trouble. When the rain falls it was a gift of the goddess Tefnut, the "She of Moisture", which was also associated with dryness and was said to hold back the rain on festival days. Man was born with the tears of the Atum (also known as Ra) when he cried for joy at the return of his children Shu and Tefnut when the world was created by the waters of chaos. In all aspects of life, Egyptian gods were present and continued to care for their people after death.

Born of Divinity in Egypt

Belief in supernatural entities is seen in Egypt as early as the Predynastic period (c. 6000–3150 BCE), but the practice is not much older.
Early belief in the gods took the form of animism, the belief that inanimate objects, plants, animals, earth have spirits and are influenced by the divine spark; fetishism, the belief that an object possessed consciousness and supernatural powers; And totemism, the belief that individuals or clans have a spiritual connection with a certain plant, animal, or symbol. Predynastic Period animism was the primary understanding of the universe, as it was with beginners in any culture. Bonson writes, "Through animism mankind sought to explain the natural forces and the location of humans in the patterns of life on Earth" (98). Animism was related not only to the higher cosmic forces and earth energy, but also to the souls of those who died.
Belief in the life after death led to the understanding of supernatural beings, who presided over this second realm, which originally connected them to the earth plane. The earliest development of religious belief is probably referred to as Emily Dickinson's verse number 96 (My Life Closed Twice Before Its Closure): "Parting is what we all know about heaven" or from Larkin's Aubade where Religion is "Made to pretend we never die." The experience of death required some explanation and meaning that was provided by belief in the higher powers.
Animism turned into fetishism and totemism. As a symbol of fetishism is the symbol of djed, which represents worldly and cosmic stability. The djed symbol is originally believed to be a sign of fertility, which was so closely associated with Osiris that inscriptions such as "The Djed lay by its side" meant Osiris died while djed The symbol of his resurrection was. Totemism developed in local association with a certain plant or animal. Every nome (province) of ancient Egypt had its own totem, whether it was a plant, animal or symbol, reflecting the spiritual connection of the people of that place. Each of the Egyptian armies participated in battles divided into nomads, and each dome flew its crews to its totem. Each person has their own totem, their own soul guide who specifically monitors them. The Egyptian kings were, at any period, seen by a hawker who represented the god Horus.

Over time, these spirits were understood through organism, becoming anthropologists (attributing human characteristics to non-human things). The invisible souls inhabiting the universe were given forms, shapes and names and became the gods of ancient Egypt.

Decline of Egyptian Gods & Godesses

The gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt eventually died and did not take millions of years. The rise of Christianity meant the abolition of religious practices of ancient Egypt and the continuation and continuation of the world by magic. God now dwells in heaven, which is a single deity far from the earth, and there was no longer an abundance of deities and spirits that dwelt in one's daily life. Even though this new deity may be present through the mediator of his son Jesus Christ, he himself is described by Christian scriptures as "habitable in the light" (I Timothy 6:16). The image of the divine serpent was already taken by the Jewish scribes and transformed into a symbol of man's own self from heaven (Genesis 3) and earth, so far as being tortured with the spirits of friendly gods Till was considered evil under the control of the Christian scripture and their adversary, Satan (Romans 5: 2, II Corinthians 4: 4, Galatians 1: 4, I John 5:19, etc.). The Egyptian gods were decreasing by the 5th century CE, and they were gone by the 7th century CE.
Wilkinson and others noted how the ancient Egyptian beliefs were going on despite Christianity and then Islam's efforts to destroy them. The myth of Osiris, with its central dyeing and reviving God figure, became the center of Isis' culture, which traveled to Greece after Alexander the Great, conquering Egypt in 331 BCE. From Greece, the worship of Isis was taken to Rome, where its creed became the most popular religious belief in the Roman Empire before the rise of Christianity and then the most staunch opponent. Temples of Isis have been found all over Europe and Britain throughout the ancient world, from Pompei through Asia Minor.

The concept of a dying and resurrected God that had long been established through the Osiris myth now appeared as the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Over time, episodes for Isis drew on the power of the old faith to establish themselves as new religions such as "Mother of God" and "Queen of Heaven" for the Virgin Mary. The Abidos Triad of Osiris, Isis, and Horus became the trinity of the father, son, and holy ghost in the new religion, which had to destroy old beliefs in order to gain supremacy.

The Temple of Isis on the Philae in Egypt is believed to be the last pagan temple. Records show that in 452 CE, pilgrims visited the temple of Philae and removed the statue of Isis, taking it in honor as former days to travel with Nubia's neighboring gods (Wilkinson, 23). By the time of Emperor Justinian in 529 AD, however, all pagan beliefs had been suppressed. There was no doubt of resistance to the new faith, but the widespread vows of the old gods were now a memory.
However, Egyptian gods and goddesses will not disappear completely. They violated the new monotheistic ideologies of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Among the five pillars of Islam, prayer, pilgrimage, fasting, and alms-making were practiced by the ancient Egyptians for millennia before the worship of their gods. The concept of Heka, an eternal, invisible force that empowered creation and continued life, was developed by the Greek and Roman Stoics and Neo-Platonists as Logos and Nous, respectively, and both of these philosophers influenced the development of Christianity did.

In modern days, people see the belief of the ancient Egyptians as a primitive, polytheistic belief; However, Egyptian gods were worshiped for over 3,000 years and the only religiously-themed record recorded was during the reign of Akhenaten (1353–1336 BCE), when kings insisted on monotheistic reverence for the supreme deity. And even this was the most. Possibly carried out a political maneuver to reduce the power of the priests of Amun. For the greater part of Egyptian history, waging war on the basis of religion would have gone against one of the most important values   that the gods had given to people: harmony.

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