10 thoughts on “how did the worship of greek gods differ from egypt?

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    The Greeks were a little more lighthearted than the Egyptians. Greek gods were fun. Egyptian gods were a bit tough.

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    The leaders of the Greek states weren’t seen as gods themselves.

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    Well, Egypt is a country and the Greek gods were people.

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    Greeks, (me being one) generally view(ed) gods as someone to worship 24/7.. to be like when you die, to have with you in tough times, similar to Judea-Christian God.

    Egyptians view(ed) the gods as someone that if you didn’t please, would hurt you, or harm you in anyway possible.

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    Egypt had a long long history of polytheism. Some of that included the Greek gods, or syncretism with the Greek gods at least.

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    Two wholly different religions with no link whatsoever?

    Egyptians had a different pantheon, a different worship style, a different Temple hierarchy, and a wholly different cosmogony. I’m talking Pre-Hellenic Egypt here :P.

    Hellenic Egypt had the both paganisms syncretizing and coexisting.

    You want to study Egyptian Religion and Hellenic Polytheism separately, believe me.

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    I don’t have a source, but I’d always heard that Greek gods were "social" or "cultural". They were used by the leaders to depict moral stories, or explain away human foibles, but not worshiped or really taken seriously the way we might expect today. Possibly they’d be on the level of superstition or astrology. Lots of people read horoscopes and maybe even take them a little seriously. That’d be like consulting an oracle at delphi. Not really religion, but still given some credence in moments of desparation, or for entertainment

    The Egyptians were a bit more serious, and had a complex belief in the afterlife

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    In Egypt you obeyed the gods. In Greece you defied them.

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    just little twist of how they all originated from

  • September 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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    Little or no difference at all when it comes down to it. Both (All?) were a front for the governmental powers that be-that is, state relegions. The gifts left at the alters WERE the state treasury. The oracles stated the party line. Gods favored the party wars. Sound familier? It should, after all, "God is on our side". Get it?

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