Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt: Divine Landscape Part 1
Date(s) - 09/28/2020 - 10/26/2020
5:30 am - 8:00 am
Dr. Joanne Backhouse
About this Event
The gods of ancient Egypt were multifaceted, composed of human and animal forms, combining aspects of the natural world. They were thought to live in families, as we do, and often misbehaved! This course will consider the gods and goddesses primarily of Lower Egypt. How they were worshipped will be examined, including daily rituals in temples, annual festivals, and adoration in the home. How they were depicted will be considered to reveal their powers and roles in Egyptian religion.
Week 1 – The Nature of the Divine ( 28th Sept)
Week 2 – Heliopolis Creation Myth (5th Oct)
Week 3 – Solar Worship (excluding the Aten) (12th Oct)
Week 4 – Nut: Mistress of the Sky (19th Oct)
Week 5 – Isis and Nephthys (26th Oct)
A handbook with suggested readings will be provided and each week links and articles are sent out to supplement the lecture.