Egyptian Mythology

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Egyptian mythology is the name for the succession of beliefs held by the people of Egypt until the coming of Christianity and Islam. The timespan involved is nearly three thousand years, and beliefs varied considerably over time.

The Gods



temples as representations of the world...

known temples include Abu Simbel...

The World


Heaven and earth

The Nile

The Afterlife

Egyptian embalming

Since preservation of the body was instrumental in keeping the Ka and Ba souls, embalming was developed by the egyptians around the 4th Dynasty.


The book of the dead

The weighing of the heart

External influences

Libyan period

Ptolemaic period

Roman period

The coming of monotheism =

See also History of Egypt