The development of the Egyptian civilization is traced from the beginning of the settlement at the Nile river through to the uniting of Upper and Lower Egypt under one Pharaoh. We learn about their beliefs and religion and the important structures that still stand in Egypt today. We also outline the contribution that ancient Egyptians have made to the development of writing, mathematics and medicine.
This tomb is expected by many to be the tomb of Osiris, the ancient Egyptian god of the Underworld, who was believed to have been the very first to undergo the mummification process after death.
Before we continue with the analysis of what exactly the discovery of this ancient corpse will mean for the world spiritually, which is of primary importance to each and every individual on the planet, we must first summarize our series and explain the step-by-step process that has brought us to this point.
The Giza Necropolis was designed and built as a great memorial dedicated to the god Osiris, the legendary king of Egypt, who brought religion, writing, a system of laws, and other innovations necessary for civilization to the Egyptians, and afterwards to the world. The mythology surrounding the life and death of Osiris and his resurrection on "the other side" as the Lord of the Underworld was covered in Part Two.
Osiris became the divine figure at the heart of Egyptian religion and his cult was memorialized by the Giza Necropolis that was built in the Fourth Dynasty c. Several generations later the theology of the Osiris cult was codified by the Pyramid Texts that were inscribed on the walls of a complex built at Saqqara a few miles from Giza during the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties C.
With these late manifestations of the Osiris cult it becomes likely that the origins of the cult, and the actual life of the historical Osiris, can be found not more than a few hundred years before the construction of the Great Pyramid, rather than originating thousands of years earlier as many Egyptologists assume.
Part Three of our series examined Egyptian beliefs involving the death and "resurrection" of Osiris and how they affected the mythology and religions of the cultures that surrounded Egypt. What we discovered was that Osiris was the original "Dying and Rising God" from whom evolved the later "Dying and Rising" figures so prevalent throughout the pagan world, figures including, but certainly not limited to, Baal, Heracles, Adonis, Eshmun, Dumuzi and Dionysus.
We also mentioned the fact that skeptics of Christianity have used the historical reality of a pre-Christian "Dying and Rising God" tradition as the basis for the allegation that Jesus Christ could not have been a historical figure, or that his life as presented in the New Testament is no more than a mythical re-introduction or re-packaging of the original Pagan "Dying God" tradition.
To uncover the truth behind the mysterious relationship between the Pagan "Dying God" and the Christian "Dying God" Part Four focused on discovering the historical origins of Dynastic Egypt from where the legend of Osiris evolved.
In Part Five we analyzed Paganism in general and concluded that its primary basis was "Spirit Worship," in addition to its less important aspects of "Ancestor Worship" and "Nature Worship. The Sumerians believed that humankind had been created by the gods, from whom we received all of the accoutrements and innovations of civilization, including religion.
There are many parallels between Hebrew and Sumerian accounts but there are also subtle differences that appear to be related to perspective. For instance, the Sumerians have memories of a "Cain and Abel" type of struggle, but they place the "Cain" figure in the positive role.
The Sumerians celebrate the descent of the gods and their interaction with humanity, but the Hebrews lament the descent of the fallen angels who corrupted mankind to the point that God decided to bring the Flood.
Hebrew tradition holds that his actions led to the linguistic division of the nations, while the Sumerian epic Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta also speaks of the emergence of a variety of tongues, along with the end of monotheistic worship of Enlil. Part Five was concluded by presenting evidence that the invading "Falcon Tribe" that took over Egypt, which came from Mesopotamia, was a faction or group that worshiped the god Enki and was closely related to Enmerkar the Sumerian conqueror.
Enmerkar became known as Osiris, and when he died his followers mummified his corpse and buried it in Egypt. The Giza Necropolis was later built to honor his memory and to hold his body, and it was designed according to the layout of the constellation Orion, the Great Hunter in the sky.
The historical Osiris is therefore none other than the Biblical Nimrod. The Hebrews accused him of being a great rebel who acted against the will of God, whereas the Sumerians glorified him as a great leader and champion of the god Enki.
The Egyptians glorified him as well and deified him as the Ruler of the Underworld, in whom they placed their faith in a blessed afterlife.
The adversarial relationship between Enlil and Enki that is portrayed in Sumerian myth was analyzed in Part Six. The conclusion was reached, with support from several modern-day researchers, that the Enlil-Enki conflict appears in the Hebrew tradition as the conflict between Jehovah YHWH and Satan.
The Old Testament and extra-Biblical Hebrew texts explain that the division of the nations occurred at this time and, alongside the linguistic division, there was also a spiritual division in which God gave the nations of the world over to the authority of the seventy top-ranking fallen angels.
Part Six continued with an examination of pagan and occult beliefs that involve the worship of these very same beings, and how these seventy or seventy-two gods are perceived within occult traditions including Hermeticism, Gnosticism, the Kabbalah and the Freemasons.
All of these traditions include expectations of the return of the gods which, according to Hermetic texts, will involve Egypt—specifically the Great Pyramid of Giza. Secret Societies such as the Rosicrucians, the Golden Dawn and the Freemasons have always looked to Egypt, and the Freemasons in particular hold Osiris in high regard through their ritual representation of him as Hiram Abiff.
The death of Osiris came as a result of a conspiracy of the "gods," and the evidence shows that the reappearance of the "gods" somehow involves Osiris as well.
We concluded Part Six by exploring how this epic conflict of "God against the gods" is resolved according to Judeo-Christian eschatology.
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Whilst in Cairo, visiting the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx is mandatory and, for those looking to explore a little bit beyond the regular tourist trail, we suggest a day trip to Saqqara and Dahshur with a stop in Memphis for the opportunity to see more incredible pyramids and other ancient Egyptian .
The Great Sphinx of Giza pays tribute to both the kings and the gods. The Egyptian word for the sphinx, transliterated as shesepankh, means "living image of." The Sphinx is the living image of the gods, taken from the iconography of Atum with a lion's body and a human head that resembles the king of the time, Khafre (Jordan ).
This Pin was discovered by Lisa Ilan. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. The largest and most famous sphinx is the Great Sphinx of Giza, situated on the Giza Plateau adjacent to the Great Pyramids of Giza on the west bank of the Nile River and facing east ().
The sphinx is located southeast of the pyramids. The Sphinx of Giza The Sphinx of Giza is a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for thousands of years. The body of a lion with the head of a king comes from the Egyptian culture symbolizing strength and wisdom.