Ch 7: Ancient Egyptian Religion

About This Chapter

The Ancient Egyptian Religion chapter of this Ancient Egypt Study Guide course is the simplest way to learn about ancient Egyptian religion. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of ancient Egyptian religion.

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Anyone who needs help learning about ancient Egyptian religion will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about ancient Egyptian religion. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding ancient Egyptian religion
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
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  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about ancient Egypt
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Ancient Egyptian Religion chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an ancient Egyptian religion unit of a standard ancient Egyptian history course. Topics covered include:

  • Gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt
  • The Cult of the Dead
  • The difference between monotheism and polytheism

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Ancient Egyptian Religion
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Ancient Egypt's Cult of the Dead: Burials & the Afterlife

1. Ancient Egypt's Cult of the Dead: Burials & the Afterlife

Ancient Egyptians believed in preserving the body after death for the purposes of a happy afterlife. In this lesson, learn about the funeral practices and rituals of Ancient Egypt, including mummification.

What's the Difference Between Polytheism and Monotheism?

2. What's the Difference Between Polytheism and Monotheism?

There have been many religions throughout human history, and each one has had a unique set of beliefs. In this lesson, we're going to look at the two main categories into which most of the world's religions fit and then compare them to each other.

Amarna Period: Definition & Art

3. Amarna Period: Definition & Art

In this lesson, you'll read about Egypt's Amarna Period, during which the pharaoh, Akhenaten, made revolutionary changes to Egyptian religion, art, and society, including moving the capital to a new city, Akhetaten (near the modern town of Amarna).

Egyptian Queen Nefertiti: Biography, History & Facts

4. Egyptian Queen Nefertiti: Biography, History & Facts

In this lesson, we'll learn who the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti was. Together, we will take a closer look at her background and personal life. Additionally, we'll explore her continued legacy in Egyptian history.

Anubis & Bastet: Relationship & Story

5. Anubis & Bastet: Relationship & Story

This lesson explores the myths and relationship of Anubis and Bastet, a story featured prominently in Egyptian mythology. Their stories shape our modern understanding of ancient Egyptian funeral practices and customs.

The Eye of Horus: Definition, Symbol & Mathematical Meaning

6. The Eye of Horus: Definition, Symbol & Mathematical Meaning

The Eye of Horus is a sacred symbol from ancient Egypt that originated when the gods battled for supreme power. It was said to protect from evil, but only the Egyptian pharaohs were permitted to use it.

Difference Between the Eye of Ra & the Eye of Horus

7. Difference Between the Eye of Ra & the Eye of Horus

The eye of Horus and the Eye of Ra were both used frequently in ancient Egypt, most notably in drawings and jewelry. This lesson will examine the myths behind both symbols and their context within the Egyptian culture.

The Eye of Ra: Meaning & Symbolism

8. The Eye of Ra: Meaning & Symbolism

Learn some background on the Egyptian sun god Ra and why the image of his eye became a symbol of worship and fear. The meaning and symbolism of the Eye of Ra tell the story of a god betrayed and both his anger and compassion for mankind.

What is an Egyptian Ankh? - Meaning & Symbol

9. What is an Egyptian Ankh? - Meaning & Symbol

The ankh was a powerful symbol throughout ancient Egypt, and was incorporated into the everyday lives of Egyptians. Explore this ancient symbol's meaning and various uses in this lesson.

Why Did Egyptians Worship Cats?

10. Why Did Egyptians Worship Cats?

In this lesson, you'll learn how and why cats were worshiped in ancient Egypt. We'll explore why these felines were useful to have around and connect them with the religion of the time.

Mummification: Definition, Purpose & Process

11. Mummification: Definition, Purpose & Process

In this lesson, we will explore the mummification process in detail from the meaning of the word mummification, the purpose for mummification, and the lengthy process required to achieve the perfect Egyptian mummy.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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