Supernatural Beliefs in Ancient Egypt

Syed Adeel Ahmed By Syed Adeel Ahmed, 4th Jan 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3z8pl-yj/
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Discussing about the Supernatural Entities in Ancient Egyptian Civilization and examining the facts that some of them are still present

​How many Entities were there in Ancient Egypt Mythology ?

Although, the old concept among Egyptians regarding life after death or afterlife has entirely changed over a period of time. Nowadays, their whole concept is based on Islamic teachings. But still there are some traces, which show the old concept of Supernatural beings.
Early ancient Egyptians teachings show that human soul is a part of separate entity and it does not necessarily need a human body because one day it has to leave it and it will go to the resting place or if the dead person has bad deeds, either he will be punished or left in this world, wandering here and there. The ghost at that time was known as Khu.
Although, the old concept among Egyptians regarding life after death or afterlife has entirely changed over a period of time. Nowadays, their whole concept is based on Islamic teachings. But still there are some traces, which show the old concept of Supernatural beings.
Early ancient Egyptians teachings show that human soul is a part of separate entity and it does not necessarily need a human body because one day it has to leave it and it will go to the resting place or if the dead person has bad deeds, either he will be punished or left in this world, wandering here and there. The ghost at that time was known as Khu.
The concept of ghost is the main concept for the supernatural beings who also have the ability to possess other humans but there were also some more paranormal entities such as:

​​The Ammit

The Ammit better known by the name Ammut or Ahemait was a demonic entity who was a lady having a half body of a lion, a hippopotamus or a crocodile She was considered as the Eater of Hearts

The Ka

The Ka was considered as the person's doppelganger or a person's alike. It was the companion right from the life of the person and till his death.After the death , it left the body. The bodies were embalm due to the belief that would revisit the lost body quite easily

The Ba

The Ba was another supernatural entity and it was seen as a the bird with human head. It was the soul that had the power to communicate with both living beings and dead.During the pyramid age in Egypt, the Ba was just like the angels and it was another form of energy which was released at the time of death from the human body.

​The Maat Kheru

Maat was considered as the goddess of truth, justice as well as balance among the human beings.It appeared in the form of an ostrich feather. She was the final trial judge of the deceased.If the person was pure hearted, he was allowed to move to the restful and bless full place in the afterlife.

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Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptian History, Egyptians, Egyptologist, Egyptology, Supernatural

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