Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Meaning of the Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt

From Groovy Historian:
There have been many representations of the rulers in the Form of the Divine Ruler, the saver, the living embodiment of Amun-ra. The ancient Egyptians believed, without the divine ruler of Egypt.. they would not be safe from the demons and darkness of the night. So for them to have a ruler, was for them to have the unity between upper and lower Egypt. The reward of the sun, was the growing of crops from the planted seeds which in turn led to a stable civilisation and life with a great ruler, believed to be an embodiment of the sun god Ra.

The Word ‘Pharaoh translates to the “Great House” so in terms of reference this meant the royal house would live prosperously, and be strong. It was not until the later periods of Ancient Egypt history that the Egyptians would use the word Pharaoh as more in terms of “Ruler”.

The Pharaoh was seen as the sun who would be fighting the darker demons. There have been such cases in which the pharaoh built many monuments for the gods. These embody Egypt, the Nile, the Sun, the gods, and the Pharaoh mysterious all intertwined together….The Sed festival was an important part for Ruler in ancient Egypt, when the Pharaoh gets to a certain age in his ruling 20-30 years of a regal year. He needs to be reborn and re-strengthen the ties with their people and the gods. (Read more.)

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