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The daily life of the Egyptian was greatly influenced by their gods and worshipping practices From childbirth to death the gods ruled over the lives of every Egyptian Their importance was felt in every home and their ever presence depicted through statues wall paintings and personal talismans on the individual Their worshipping practices towards the numerous gods provides an opportunity to understand the people their culture and overall life style The Egyptians way of life and religion are closely linked The power or leadership of chiefs or heads of the clans during the early development of Egyptian life were connected with some force of nature Leaders were linked to gods and were depicted with having animal heads This belief evolved to the point where gods such as Horus the faclon-headed god of Behdet in northern Egypt was linked with the life-giving sun Soirees another god worshipped in the Delta was related to fertility Through conquest and expanding territories the role and position of the gods took on new dimension Horus through the unification of the two Egypts became the national god Egyptians loved life and were encouraged by the continual renewed landscape of the Nile valley to believe that life continued after death Osiris god of fertility and the Nile became worshipped as the god of death and rebirth The people believed that when the Nile was low Osiris died and that he was reborn bringing forth new life when the waters rose again This life and death birth and rebirth worshipping was a continuous circle in the life of the people Along the way of this life hundreds of deities had to be appeased with chants rituals and offerings The gods of sun moon earth and water had to be showered with favour to assure the yearly life-giving flood of the Nile As the river played an important role in the development of gods for the
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