Egyptian Mythology (Myths and Legends of the World)
Bordered by deserts, Egypt's Nile River valley was relatively isolated from other centers of civilization in the ancient Near East for thousands of years. As a result, Egyptian religion remained almost untouched by the beliefs of foreign cultures. The religion included a large and diverse of gods and goddesses, and around these deitiesgod or goddess arose a rich mythology that helped explain the world.
Cults and Deities
Religion and religious played a central role in all aspects of ancient Egyptian society. The king, or pharaoh, was the most important figure in religion as well as in the state. His responsibilities included ensuring the...
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