The Egyptian Religion

The Egyptians had a very influential religion that can be analyzed using
the five elements of religion. The characteristics of the Ancient Egyptian's
religion can be divided into the five elements of religion: authority, faith,
rituals, moral code, and concept of the deity.
First, the authority of the Egyptian religion. The main authority of
the Egyptian religion was the Pharaoh, he had divine right over the people and
was considered a god. Also, he could change the religion any way he wanted, for
example in the 14th century BC Akhenaton, the Pharaoh outlawed all gods but Aton,
who was the sun god, and this became the first monotheistic religion in history,
but it was short lived, for ...

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"magical" items
that they said would ensure the dead people a way into heaven. Therefore, the
authority of the Egyptian religion was controlled heavily by the government.

Second, the Egyptians Faith was an important characteristic of their
religion. First, they believed that the Pharaoh was a god, and what he spoke
became law. The Egyptians worshipped almost every form of life, the worshipped
trees, water, animals, and even vegetables. The Egyptians also believed that a
person had 2 souls, the ba and the ka, which left the body at death and then
returned later to the body. The Egyptians believed that mummification make sure
the ba and the ka would find the body when they returned to the body to
transport it to the underworld. The Egyptians also believed that they were the
cattle of the gods', and were controlled by them. They also believed that the
gods owned all the land, so they sold all their crops at the temples.
Furthermore, their idea of heaven was that it was in ...

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