Creation Myths from Ancient Egypt
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This essay explores the similarities and differences between the creation myths of three cosmological systems from Heliopolis, Hermopolis and Memphis.The paper discusses the close approximation of the Egyptians cities and their location along the Nile and the way in which this facilitated communication and the spread of knowledge in addition to the migration of people and the way in which individual cities would have also developed their own unique myths.
From the Paper:"Creation myths from Heliopolis, Hermopolis, and Memphis In ancient Egypt: the Three Cosmological Systems In the studying of ancient creation myths of Egypt it is important to note that many are both contradictory yet were apparently accepted at the time ("Egyptian Religion" para. 1). Gods and goddesses across the religions have been identifies as being fairly identical and having had existed side by side ("Egyptian Religion" para. 1) This phenomena likely has a number of explanations, not the least of which is that in ancient times, there was no collective questioning of the duplication and overlap of myths and gods, no established theological or ruling order that prevented this ("Egyptian Religion" para 4)."
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