Aten Egyptian God: The Start of a New Cult

Aten Egyptian God: The Start of a New Cult Aten Egyptian God is not necessarily a god in the traditional sense, but during the reign of Akhenaten it became a god. This is when lots of people began rejecting many of the other traditional Egyptian gods. Aten was not really a new god but an […]

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Thalia and Melpomene: The Muses of Comedy and Tragedy

Thalia and Melpomene: The Muses of Comedy and Tragedy Who are Thalia and Melpomene? You surely know of them, even if you did not know their names. This is about to change, though. The short version: they are the two masks of comedy, and tragedy, respectively. However, both of these masks come from the Greek […]

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Nephthys, the Mistress of the House

Nephthys, the Mistress of the House Nephthys was an ancient Egyptian goddess, dating back to the Old Kingdom. She was the daughter of Geb and Nut, as well as the sister of Osiris, Horus and Isis. However, people most notably know her as the wife of Set. At some point in history, she received a […]

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Khepri the Dawn Bringer

Khepri the Dawn Bringer Khepri was an Egyptian figure associated with the dung beetle, making it one of the most famous insect gods. The Egyptians watched how the scarab beetle rolled dung into a ball and pushed it along. They associated it with the movement of the Sun across the sky. In addition to this, […]

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How Influential Was Hathor the Cowgoddess?

How Influential Was Hathor the Cowgoddess? Hathor the Cowgoddess is an ancient Egyptian goddess associated with Sekhmet and, later, with Isis.  She was the primeval goddess, the one from whom all other goddesses appeared. In depictions, she usually appears as a woman with the head or ears of a cow. Sometimes she appears as the cow […]

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The Judgement of Anubis and Its Importance

The Judgement of Anubis and Its Importance Can one actually have a heart lighter than a feather? Well, for the ancient Egyptians it was possible, and actually highly desirable. For them, the after-life also held the name of the Field of Reeds. This was very similar to one’s place on earth. The only exception is […]

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Hidden Meaning of the Anubis Mask

Hidden Meaning of the Anubis Mask The ancient Egyptians thought that the preservation of the body with pleasant-smelling herbs would help appease Anubis. This is because he would sniff the mummy and only let the clean and pure ones move on to Paradise. An Anubis mask was an important part of the mummification process. Priests […]

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Hathor and Isis: The Great Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Hathor and Isis: The Great Goddesses of Ancient Egypt Ancient Egyptian wisdom and religion has always been an attraction for many civilizations. Greece and Rome were the first ones on this list. Egyptian wisdom and cults became popular in Rome during its last stage. Hathor and Isis were one of the most popular female figures […]

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Egyptian Goddess Bes, Protector of Childbirth

Egyptian Goddess Bes, Protector of Childbirth Bes was an ancient Egyptian dwarf god. His feminine counterpart, the Egyptian goddess Bes, or Beset, is the protector of children and childbirth. Bes was a complex being who was both a deity as well as a fighter. He was a god of war; however, he was also the […]

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Is Glaucus a God?

Is Glaucus a God? There is a lot of debate regarding Glaucus. Lots of people question his statute and want to know: is Glaucus a god? This is debatable. In the beginning, he was a mere mortal in Greek mythology. However, he became immortal by eating a magical herb and he turned into a prophetic […]

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