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The differences between the cultures view of the afterlife effect their societys art sculpture and architecture It also reflects the cultures environment This can be seen in Gilgamesh Anpu Bata Hatshepsut goes to punt a dialogueDispute with the soul In Gilgamesh the main protagonist had to go through many trials and tribulations to be able to achieve perfect hero which meant he had to encompass his people good moral traits and in the process go through many changes and rebirths in the process In the Story of Anpu Bata there are mentions of many rebirths or reincarnations that the brothers go through which can be interpreted as away of coming to grips with death in another life to complete what was not finished Also in the Dialoguedispute with a man and his soul the accounts of the afterlife was viewed as another plain where death was celebrated accepted and was something to prepare for Then in Hatshepsut goes to punt it was journey in which the people thought important enough to put in someone tomb Of the things that unite these sources one major point is the omnipresent of gods or goddess they are the reason why the afterlife plays such a huge role In the Egyptian and Sumerian text the gods played a role in every aspect of the people life and the cultures believed that everything happened due to some god or goddess doing Like in Sumerian literature Gilgamesh always calls the gods for guidance and help whenever faced with a tough task In Egyptian culture the Goddess played a role in resolving problems like in Anpu and Bata when Bata had faced adversary with his bro he called on the sun god Ra to help him Even though the gods or goddess helped the people they demanded that scarifies be made in their honor thus many rituals and ceremonies resulted from people taking something in the to sacrifice it
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