Every aspect of Ancient Egyptian life was guided by
religion. They had over 2,000 gods and goddesses that were either worshipped
throughout Egypt or were only local gods and goddesses. Two of their main
gods and goddesses were Amon-Ra and Osiris. Osiris was
the god of the underworld and Amon-Ra was the father of the gods. They made temples everywhere, because they considered these the dwelling place of the gods. Temples were supposed to be a cosmic center by which men could communicate with the gods. They considered some animals holy. Among these are the bull, the cat, and the crocodile. They had many stories about how the Earth began. They devoted much time to the afterlife because their religion stressed an afterlife.