Wednesday, December 17, 2008


The devourer or ammut is the animal who is actually linked with the goddess Tawaret because they was said to have the same appearance. They said that she stood by a lake of fire where the hearts would be thrown instead of her eating them. Other people have thought that with the lion body and the guardian of the lake of fire she is like the goddess Sekhmet.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The weighing of the heart ceremony

The weighing of the heart ceremony is the ceremony that judges the heart against a feather. If the feather and the heart weigh the same the soul of the body can pass on through the underworld. If the heart weighed more the heart would be eaten by the devourer who was a mix of a lion, a hippo, and a alligator. Isn't that a pretty sight to see about every day.


Osiris was the god of the earth until his brother Seth killed him because he was jealous of him. That is so nice isn't it. Osiris then became the god of the underworld and Seth became the god of the earth.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Book of the Dead

The book of the dead is a book of spells the Egyptians thought the people in the afterlife would need when they rested in eternal peace. The book contained over 200 spells that the egyptains found. They must have a lot of free time.

Who is in the Underworld and how did they get there?

How did Osiris become king of the Underworld?

What are areas of strength in this blog?

What is an area of improvement for this blog?