A Pyramid Scheme

A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 6) So, I know what you’re asking. Shouldn’t a post on pyramids be in an “architecture of Ancient Egypt” series instead of a religion series? Well, yes and no. I mean, it could be in an architecture series, sure. (In fact, such a series may be coming downContinue reading “A Pyramid Scheme”

The Hidden Meaning of Color

A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 5) So – after a few weeks away from Ancient Egyptian religion and beliefs, we’re back! To set this up, I want you to imagine you’re writing a story, and right now, you want to describe a scene. Maybe you mention the weather, or the sunlight. The peopleContinue reading “The Hidden Meaning of Color”

The Hair Episode

Or lack thereof There’s a worrying lack of clarity when it comes to Ancient Egyptian hairstyles, given that there has been a strong stereotype perpetuated that Ancient Egyptians, both male and female, shaved themselves bald. To be frank, it’s even hard to research this topic and find reliable sources. Hearsay, it seems, is king. Which,Continue reading “The Hair Episode”

The Makeup Episode

The cat eye look is old as dirt Woohoo! Time for another episode focused around style and fashion. This time, I thought we’d focus on a very famous aspect of Ancient Egypt – makeup. Frankly, their famous cat-eye look probably the oldest style in existence which has a close variant that is still stylish today.Continue reading “The Makeup Episode”

The Bling Episode

Ancient Egyptian jewelry – pictures galore! Okay, so for today I thought we’d take a hard left turn and talk a bit about Ancient Egyptian jewelry. Yah! Of course I’ll be focusing on Middle Kingdom styles, since this is the setting for my story, but I have some interesting examples from the New Kingdom thatContinue reading “The Bling Episode”

All Hail the Pharaoh

A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 4) The name “pharaoh” sits with “caesar” and its variations (tsar, kaiser) as the only non-English titles that the general U.S.-populace recognizes as words for “king”. Fun fact, though – the word pharaoh doesn’t mean king, it means “great house.” Yes, you heard that right. Loosely translated, IContinue reading “All Hail the Pharaoh”

Truth, Justice, and the Ancient Egyptian Way

A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 3) So! After the last two fairly involved posts, I wanted to leave you with one more important factor in the Egyptian religious landscape, but I wanted to keep it short and sweet. So, let’s have a brief overview on what is probably the most important ideal inContinue reading “Truth, Justice, and the Ancient Egyptian Way”

The Great Ennead, the Memphis Triad, and That One Guy (Episode 2)

A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 3) So – we’re back! Let’s continue with our exploration of some key points of Egyptian Mythology that are important to my book. Memphis: The Triad of Memphis Okay, so rule one. Forget everything you read last week about the Great Ennead in Heliopolis. You’re in Memphis now,Continue reading “The Great Ennead, the Memphis Triad, and That One Guy (Episode 2)”

The Great Ennead, the Memphis Triad, and That One Guy (Episode 1)

A series on Ancient Egyptian Religion (Part 2) Okay, so like I said last time, trying to sort through Ancient Egyptian Religion is like trying to sort through the most bonkers rabbit hole you have ever encountered. With that in mind, I have also known that this post would have to come down the pipelineContinue reading “The Great Ennead, the Memphis Triad, and That One Guy (Episode 1)”