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Ancient Egyptian Civilization Religious aspects: the Egyptian cosmogony. They are not projects of men that are made, but the will of Dios Ptahotep NACK 1996: 110 in the religious life of the Egyptians, we get to meet a chaotic multiplicity of names and figures of divinities. This is due to that before the unification of the Kingdom, each one of the tribes that inhabited the oasis of the Nile had his own God guard and that Egyptian religion Furthermore, resting on a multiplicity of divine powers, since they believed that the soul separated from matter acts as Rector of organic existence. These souls live in all things and all beings and are the cause of natural phenomena. The Egyptians are the most religious men, said Herodotus. The creation of the world - as the majority of primitive peoples, also the Egyptians tried to explain the origin of the universe, which can be summarized this way explanation: said that only initially there was the ocean. The chaos of the waters immense emerged coordinated worldwide. An egg emerges from the sea, and he was born the Sun God, Ra. It has four children: Sju and Sefnut, Geb and Nut. GEB, God of the Earth, has the shape of a rough man, which corresponds to the Strait and length of the Nile Valley; plants grow on his back. Nut is lifted into space on top of her husband and becomes the goddess of heaven, which leans on the Earth. GEB and Nut then are the parents of two couples of divine Osiris and Isis, Set and Nephtys. So, the Egyptian cosmogonic myth not is the creation of the world from nothing, but a separation and sorting of chaos. This creation myth resulted in the conception of the Ennead, a group of nine deities, and the triad,...