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Gods & Goddesses

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The ancient Egyptians worshiped a whole bunch of gods, over 2000 of them. Their gods were very unique. For example, the eye of Ra was considered a separate being from Ra, the Sun God, even though it was his eye.

In the ancient world around the Mediterranean, most civilizations had gods that looked like people, at least sort of like people. This was not true in ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptian gods had animal heads or green bodies or something that set them apart from people.

In the ancient world around the Mediterranean, most civilizations built many temples to honor their gods. But each temple honored only one god. This was not true in ancient Egypt. There were many cities built along the Nile River. These cities built many temples. Each temple was used for a variety of purposes including store rooms, guest rooms, school rooms, and more. Each Egyptian temple was also used to honor many gods. The statues inside a temple were called temple gods. What you did was pray to one or more temple gods. The temple god would get the word to the god you wanted to reach.

In the ancient world around the Mediterranean, most civilizations were afraid of angering their gods. This was not true in ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians were not afraid of their gods, or at least, not of most of them. People prayed in the temples for what they wanted. But if they did not get it, they might give the temple statue a little whack with a reed, to let the gods know how disappointed they were. The ancient Egyptians were practical. They knew they could not get everything they wanted. They totally believed the gods were on their side, whether their wish was granted or not.
 

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