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Deified Royals
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:04:11 pm »
We know that the Pharaohs were deified after death, but were their wives and children as well?
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Offline Taji

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Re: Deified Royals
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 03:31:48 pm »
To my understanding, kings were not deified after death.  They become Royal Akhu, but that's a bit different.  The only human I know to have been deified (and even then, kinda sorta) was Imhotep.  

I'm no Egyptologist though, so I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.  

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Re: Deified Royals
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2014, 10:40:24 pm »
Some kings were deified, but not all of them.
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Re: Deified Royals
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 03:47:34 am »
Wait a second, why would somebody be defied? Unless the person did evil things to the people.
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Re: Deified Royals
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 03:55:45 am »
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Wait a second, why would somebody be defied? Unless the person did evil things to the people.


Deified, with the extra 'i' in there, means they were elevated to godhood after death. =)
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Re: Deified Royals
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 07:37:14 am »
The thing I've wondered about deification is sure, so-and-so can declare himself or be declared a god, but does it actually work?
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Re: Deified Royals
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2014, 08:44:01 am »
I guess that leads itself to a more fundamental question of "what is a god", which I know I'm not equipped to answer.
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Re: Deified Royals
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2014, 12:06:33 pm »
 
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Wait a second, why would somebody be defied? Unless the person did evil things to the people.


Deified, with the extra 'i' in there, means they were elevated to godhood after death. =)

Do you mean, that they achieved the title of god? Sounds cool! Imhotep was very powerful indeed. But what about Prince Khaemweset? For some reason, he appears in different places as Setne. Though it's likely that I am confusing him with another person.
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Re: Deified Royals
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2014, 02:29:49 pm »
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The thing I've wondered about deification is sure, so-and-so can declare himself or be declared a god, but does it actually work?



I imagine it would be based on the personal gnosis of the people. However, even if that person did not actually achieve Godhood, they can use their powers in the afterlife to help people back in this World, and that in some measure is Divinity. That would be my explanation anyway.
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