The PharaohsThe People
The Enigmatic Rulers of Ancient Egypt
What is a Pharaoh?
Geographically Outside Egypt:
The Egyptian Ruler is known as King or Pharaoh
Geographically Inside Egypt:
The Deities living representative within the Land
Pharaoh becomes a Deity on behalf of Egypt
- Pharaoh had the jurisdiction to perform all necessary religious rituals on behalf of Egypt as a
whole which was ennobled on Pharaoh at the Coronation
- The Coronation Rituals literally re-enacted God Horus’ accession to the Throne of Egypt in place of his father Osiris
- After Coronation, Pharaoh was the Deities living representative within the Land; and would become a Deity on death
- Pharaoh was responsible for the maintenance of Ma’at throughout Egypt and this included ensuring the annual flood, the flood’s level and peace throughout the land
- The collapse of the central government during the now known “Intermediate Periods” were considered times where Pharaoh had failed and Ma’at was no longer ruling throughout the land
The Coronation of Pharaoh was not the creation of a God but the revelation of a God. The Pharaoh was the link between earth and the afterlife.
The Pharaoh’s very breath kept the 2 worlds from crashing together. Pharaoh could be described as half man and half god.
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The Pharaohs who reigned over the change from, and back to, the Deities who were largly supported during the whole 3,ooo years of Ancient Egypt: including Pharaoh Ahkenaten and Pharaoh Tutankhamun!