Egyptian Tales

After life

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Anceint Egypt a journey through the afterlife

From the perspective of the ancient Egyptian thought, the Egyptian believed in the inevitability of his deism reflecting the nature of the various phenomena in the nature around him, which differed from time to time and from one place to another, and whose impact on him varied. The nature of the ancient Egyptian society had a vital role in classifying these deities, some of which were associated with a specific locality, other were worshiped all over Egypt.

In addition, there were deities who were associated only with the Otherworld and who were supposed to help the ancient Egyptian to continue his life in it. Others had a changing nature and accumulated various functions while changing their appearance. They were depicted as humans or animals, as half-human and half-animal, like a bird or an insect.

For the Egyptians, the soul was not a single unified entity. Rather, the immortal soul was split into three important parts—the Ka, the Ba, and the Akh. The Ka was the spark of life for each individual. It вас said that the moment Khnum finishes creating the body out of clay was the same that the Ka enters the body and gives it life. It was identical to that person and was immortal. The Ba was everything that makes an individual unique, similar to the notion of “personality”. When the Ba and Ka of the deceased were reunited in the Afterlife he becomes Akh (a light).

The heart of the deceased played an important role in the Afterworld because he has to pass the trial of the Weighing of the heart, which represents the moral actions of the individual and who determines his fate after the weighing process. The heart of the deceased was weighed in the scale against the feather of the goddess Maat, who personifies order, truth, and what is right. In the presence of Anubis, the god of mummification, it was determined whether the heart has merited the entry of the deceased into the Otherworld.

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