Egyptian mythology refers to the myths of ancient Egyptian religion that was followed in Egypt for more than 3000 years before the introduction of Christian and Islam religions.
Origin Of World According To Ancient Egyptian Religion
According to ancient Egyptian religion, the world was filled with the water from chaos which was the god of Nun. From the waters, the god Ra-Atum appeared. Ra-Atum then spat and out of the spittle cam the deities Shu (air) and Tefnet (moisture). The world was created when Shu and Tefnet gave birth to Nut (sky) and Geb (the Earth). It is said that Shu and Tefnet, one day went wandering in the dark wastes and were lost. Ra-Atum then send an eye to search them. On reunion, the tears of joy from Ra-Atum's eyes turned into humans.
Famous Egyptian Deities
Anubis - Anubis is the Egyptian god of afterlife. He is associated with mummification. He has a head of Jackal and body of a human.
Osiris - Osiris is the Egyptian god of Death, Life and Fertility. He is also one of the oldest gods of ancient Egyptian religion.
Amun - He is one of the greatest Egyptian gods. He was the god of air first. Gradually, he became the god of Sun and started to be known as Amun Ra (Ra means the king in Egyptian language).
Isis - She is the goddess of magic and healing. She is also the wife and sister of Osiris and Mother of Horus
Horus - Horus refers to two seperate dieties - Horus the Elder and Horus the Younger. He is the god of Sky.
The Book Of Dead
The book of dead is a common name given to the ancient Egyptian funerary text known as the book of 'Coming (or Going) Forth by Day'. The book of Dead contains a procedure or the steps consisting of a collection of hymns, spells and instructions to help deceased pass through the obstacles in Afterlife.
A scene from the Book of Dead