The Nile rises due to the tears of Isis.
The Nile rises to wash away the sins of the pharaohs.
The Nile rises to punish Seth.
The Nile rises as a symbol of the power of Osiris.
A vast ocean.
A vast desert of burning sands.
A lotus flower.
A disc of light.
Egyptians believed in many gods.
Egyptian gods typically had animal heads.
Egyptians believed in an afterlife.
Egyptians believed in heaven.
Built temples, made offerings, and held festivals.
Baked bread, made wine, and held dances.
Built a fire, sang songs, told stories.
Praised the Pharaoh, and brought gifts to the Pharaoh's palace.
The prayers said for the dead.
The body's "life force" and its "soul."
The embalming process after death.
The gods of the afterlife.
The body needed to be preserved to live in the afterlife.
So that the dead could find their way to the afterlife.
To honor the gods.
So family pets could mourn their masters.
Creation stories explain the natural world and a persons place in the world.
Before writing, creation stories were the only form of entertainment.
Creation stories list all of the gods.
Creation stories gave early peoples a sense of hope.