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Ancient Egypt Birds

Birds always fascinated mankind for their beauty, power and the ability to fly. This influence is particularly evident in ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphs are pictures that were used to write the ancient Egyptian language. Hieroglyphics are more than just a way of writing, they are also pictures, and as such, they are supposed to be aesthetic. The ancient Egyptians personified many of their gods that the birds.
 
This is because the birds could fly and thus be in areas inaccessible by humans or perhaps maybe they were considered powerful to live in desert conditions difficult. Along the Nile, part of the multitude of birds and life included the falcon, kite, goose, crane, heron, plover, pigeon, ibis, vulture and owl . Many of these birds were in fact kept in herds sacred by the ancient Egyptians and some individual birds were even higher for animals in the temple. Even the souls (ba) of the ancient Egyptians were often depicted with the body of a bird. 
 
Ancient Egypt Birds
 
 Ancient Egypt Birds
 
Ibis was a white bird with black head oatmeal, rock fins and sprockets. Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom and knowledge has always been described as having the head of an Ibis. The Greeks considered it similar to the Greek god Hermes. As Thoth was one of the major Egyptian deities, the Ibis, as the Falcon was very sacred to the ancient Egyptians. Theft and assault scare the hawk gave him a special position in the cult. 
 
As King Air Hawk became the sacred animal of the king of the gods, Horus and also a symbol of divine kingship. Man with hawk head and headdress with a sun disk Ra was the sun god. He was the most important god of the ancient Egyptians. The ancient Egyptians believed that Ra was swallowed every night by the sky goddess Nut, and was reborn every morning. The man at the head of a falcon - A falcon Horus was a sky god. It is probably best known as the protector of the ruler of Egypt. 
 
The Egyptians believed that the pharaoh was the 'living Horus.  One of the objects ancient Egyptians was the ba-bird. The ba is represented as a human-headed bird. The figure is based on a slightly tapered rectangular shape which may have originally set atop a wooden burial or shrine, or perhaps the corners of a box surrounding the outer wooden coffin. These locations suggest places where the bird may arise. 
 
The ba was not a separate being, but a powerful aspect or expression of the same person who was within the person, even before birth. As the ba was not generally associated with life, it was believed to occur at a time just before death, before the resurrection. The ba a common and noble person had the nature of a human body and perform all functions of the earth. These deaths represented low past generations. The Egyptians, like people of many cultures believed that people survived after death, so that the ba was believed to live in eternity.


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Ancient Egypt Birds


Ancient Egypt Birds

Ancient Egypt Birds

Ancient Egypt Birds



Ancient Egypt Birds

Ancient Egypt Birds

Ancient Egypt Birds

Ancient Egypt Birds



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