Saturday, July 23, 2011

Why Did the Egyptians Have Animal-Headed Deities?

Lisa asks: Why Did the Egyptians only have animal-headed deities? Were they unimaginative? Take Anubis for example. "Let's give him a jackal's head cause that'll be really scary and awesome." What were they thinking?

Animal Deities answers:
First of all, ancient Egyptians did not only have animal-headed deities, as the picture on the right shows. Osiris was not an animal-headed deity, because he was/represented the crops that died (were harvested) and lived

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