I need to write a text about the difference between Egypt and Greek gods. I speak about many years ago.. I wrote some differences, but there are some question about that.. First: Do the Egypt had a god like Zeus? If you could answer, it would be great. P.S Sorry for my english mistakes, I dont speak English very well..

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6 thoughts on “What`s the difference between Egypt gods and Greek gods.?

  • October 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm
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    answer: http://www.godchecker.com – comparison between the two pantheons won’t be difficult. You’ll find that the Greek myths are closer to what the Western mindset is accustomed to – stories of war, seduction, deities acting very human-like. The Egyptian myths seem more esoteric.

  • October 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm
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    Well they are from two different cultures for a start, therefore the Gods and Goddesses reflect different cultural needs and wants from the people of the area in which they arose.However humanity has certain common needs, therefore these will be reflected in the gods of many different cultures.

    Greek Gods tend to reflect just ONE aspect – e.g. Ares – war and Aphrodite – sexual love; Not romance, not brotherly love, sex. The Greek Gods were, shall we say, very focused.

    The Egyptian Gods, being older, have had more time to mature, and absorb other traits and ideas into themselves and are, to our eyes, more rounded. The Egyptian Gods/Goddesses had different centres of worship and these (and the deities) merged and altered over the centuries.

    I suppose when you boil it down, Ra, or Amun-Ra would be the Chief God inEgyptian terms, but the stories and the mythologies are very different and not directly equivalent. Ra is a solar deity, Zeus is a sky God.

    The Old Kingdom period is most commonly regarded as the beginning of the highest level of cultural development achieved by the ancient Egyptians.
    Old Kingdom deities included the Ennead of Heliopolis, whose chief god was Atum, later Atum-Ra
    the Ogdoad of Hermopolis, where the chief god was Thoth
    the Khnum-Satis-Anuket triad of Elephantine, whose chief god was Khnum
    the Amun-Mut-Chons triad of Thebes, whose chief god was Amun
    the Ptah-Sekhmet-Nefertem triad of Memphis, unusual in that the gods were unconnected before the triad was formalized, where the chief god was Ptah

    Middle Kingdom – The cult of Amun grew during the Middle Kingdom.

    By the New Kingdom, the Ogdoad and the Ennead were merged into a single syncretized cosmology. When the Ennead and Ogdoad merged, Ra and Amun were identified as one, becoming Amun-Ra, and Horus was initially considered the fifth sibling of Osiris, Isis, Nephthys and Set. However, Horus’ mother, Hathor, gradually became identified as a form of Isis, leading Horus to be Isis’ son, and therefore the son of Osiris.

    Pharaoh Akhenaten introduced monotheism in the form of Atenism, though this only survived until his death. This period is called the Amarna Period.

    Have a look at this for information on the Greek Gods and Goddesses http://www.greekmythology.com/

    and this for the Ancient Egyptian

    http://www.touregypt.net/godsofegypt/index.htm

    Halcon -))

  • October 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm
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    Of the top of my head, the Egyptians had a sun centric pantheon, probably because their entire society was built on farming in flood plains, so seasonal movement was vital. Ra would be equivalent to Zeus really. More or less.

    Greeks had a more ocean centric pantheon, with a storm god as their highest, which is probably reflected in a rich fishing community, and ships being lost at sea easily with little storm warning.

    Egyptians had to deal with wild animals a bit more then the Greeks, so they work into their gods a lot more heavily.

  • October 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm
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    Yes,
    Egyptian God head Ra is pretty much the same as Zeus in that both are the king of the Pantheon.

    Both sets have god and goddess devoted to different aspects of life things.

    They differ on the size of the Pantheon.

    There are no direct relationship between Egyptian God and Goddess to Greek.

    Major Differences, Ra is a Sun God as well as King, whereas Zeus is the King, but god over storms and lightning.

    Egyptian God and Goddess tend to relate more to animals found in the area, such as hawks, cranes, cats, ETC where Greek god and Goddess are more humanistic.

  • July 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm
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    The Egyptians had less of a mythology than folk tales – most stories have no gods or goddesses in them whatsoever.
    They were also more omnipotent than Greek gods – Isis was the mother of Horus, but so was Nut and Hathor. They were also less squeamish about sexuality – rather, it seems that they couldn’t care less, to them sex was just a part of life.

  • July 30, 2012 at 3:12 am
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    What if the cultures are established by the Gods and not the Gods established by the cultures. I belive that “the Gods” were the ones that influenced our way of life and not merely an extension of what we needed to belive. Outside influence is the only explanation in some of the evoutionary and civilization advancements that man has gone through.

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