The Power Of The Dead In Ancient Egypt Essay by hicaliber

The Power Of The Dead In Ancient Egypt
An analysis of the rituals and beliefs of Ancient Egypt, in terms of the power of the dead and immortality.
# 93336 | 1,616 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses religious belief and practices in Ancient Egypt. It particularly focuses on the ancient Egyptian's belief in the power of the dead and their concerns for immortality. The paper discusses how their rituals revolved around this concept, such as the idea that worshipping the sun would lead to immortality and how ancient Egyptians firmly believed that when a person died, the deceased would take on new lifeforms.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Armbrust, Walter. Mass Culture and Religion in Modern Egypt: Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology. UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Budge, E.A. Wallis. Egyptian Religion: Ideas of the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. New York: Gramercy Books, 1996.
  • Geertz, C. Magic, Witchcraft and Religion: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972.
  • Millidge, Judith, Ed., et al. Ancient Egyptian Culture. NJ: Chartwell Publishing, 1998.

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