Become an Egyptologist: The Basics of Egyptian Mythology

The third in the Egyptology series, this course serves as a guide to the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Egypt.
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 3 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Are you a budding Egyptologist?
Do you have a passion for learning about ancient history and the ancient world?
Do you have an amateur interest in ancient Egypt?

Some took part in the story of creation. Others brought about blessings and protection while others were masters of the dead, the afterlife and the underworld. Creative, manipulative, ambitious and passionate.

These are the stars of Egyptian mythology.

In this course, we will discuss the different Gods and Goddesses that the ancient Egyptians worshipped. We will also be covering the mythological stories that had been passed down from generation to generation. Which of them is the God of writing? Who were the creators? Did Set have any success in overthrowing Osiris?

There will be short quizzes at the end of each section to test your knowledge about what you learned.

Take this course NOW and continue your path in Egyptology!

What are the requirements?

  • This course has a mixture of video, audio and ebook lectures
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • This course is not designed to replace higher education courses on ancient Egypt but rather to supplement these courses

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be familiar with ancient Egyptian religion
  • Have a deeper understanding of ancient Egyptian mythology
  • Be familiar with the Gods and Goddesses that the ancient Egyptians worshipped
  • Be able to differentiate between the roles of some of Egypt's better known Gods and Goddesses

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone interested in Egyptian mythology
  • This course is suitable for amateur Egyptologists
  • This course is suitable for students of Egyptology who are looking to supplement their academic learning

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:05

A brief overview of what will be covered in this course.

Section 2: Gods and Goddess
07:14

This lecture introduces the gods Amun, Anubis, Aten and Atum.

06:20

This lecture introduces the gods Bastet, Bes, Geb and Hapi.

09:06

This lecture introduces the gods Hathor, Horus, Isis and Khepri.

06:45

This lecture introduces the gods Khnum, Ma'at, Nepthys and Nun.

09:56

This lecture introduces the gods Nut, Osiris, Ptah and Ra.

09:41

This lecture introduces the gods Sekmet, Set, Shu, Tefnut and Thoth.

Extra Resources
1 page
Short Quiz on Gods and Goddesses
4 questions
Section 3: Ancient Egyptian Myths
Overview of this Section
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00:29
08:12

This is the story about the creation of the world by the god Ra.

09:37

This story is about Isis and her brother/husband Osiris - the first Pharaoh of Egypt and their interaction with their brother, the god of Chaos - Set.

09:20

This story is about Isis and her brother/husband Osiris - the first Pharaoh of Egypt and their interaction with their brother, the god of Chaos - Set.

03:10

This story is about Isis and her brother/husband Osiris - the first Pharaoh of Egypt and their interaction with their brother, the god of Chaos - Set.

3 pages

This is the story of how Horus avenged his father Osiris.

2 pages

This is the story of Khnemu, the god of the Nile.

4 pages

The story of the creation and life of Queen Hatshepsut.

4 pages

This is the story of how Thutmose had to answer the riddle of the Sphinx.

10:50

The myth of the Princess of Bekhten.

4 questions

A quick quiz on section 3.

Section 4: Egyptian Religion Today
04:33

This lecture discuss religion in Egypt in modern times.

Quick Quiz on Religion in Modern Egypt
3 questions
Section 5: Conclusion
01:03

Wrapping up this course.

Section 6: BONUS MATERIALS "STORIES"
07:49

The myth of The Golden Lotus.

09:03

The myth Teta the Magician.

12 pages

The myth called The Book of Thoth.

14:00

The myth about Ramesses II's grandson Se-Osiris and the Sealed Letter.

6 pages

The Land of the Dead Myth in PDF form.

5 pages

The myth about the shipwrecked sailor.

Section 7: BONUS MATERIALS "GODS"
01:00

This lecture discusses the god Aah.

01:57
This lecture discusses the gods Am-heh, Ahy and Andjety.
03:53

Discussing the four goddesses: Amentet, Anat, Anuket and Ammit.

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Instructor Biography

Jenell Diegor, Writer, producer, director.

Someone with a passion for ancient Egypt and visiting historic landmarks all over the world, Jenell has always been fascinated with the ancient world and considers herself a lifelong learner of Egyptology.

Jenell is a member of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (Toronto Chapter) and the Egyptian Study Society (Denver, Colorado).

Jenell once traveled solo to the New7Wonders of the World.

Jenell holds her TEFL teaching certificate from LearnTEFL (London, UK) as well as a diploma in Information Systems Specialist from Eastern College (St. John's, Canada).

Jenell has written and compiled a number of travel guidebooks that are available exclusively on Amazon Kindle, as well as works of fiction. She is also involved in writing, producing and directing short films.

Jenell currently resides in Toronto, Ontario with her cat Rocsi.

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