Egyptian Religion Co-Relates to Judeo-Christianity

Please read the article Egyptian Religion and Its Correlation to Judaism and Christianity, by Soror I.D.D., a Golden Dawn member. It seems that after 6 years the Golden Dawn website owners no longer want people linking directly to their articles.  In 2009 they set up frames so none of the direct URLs work anymore.  You have to go thru several clicks to get to each specific article — a tad snobbish, but alas.  Here is the sequence of things to click on in order to get to the Egyptian Religion article you need to read for this lesson…

Go to:

Then click on "Library Resources" near the top of the page

Then click on "Contemporary Hermetic Essays" in the list that appears

Then scroll down til you see the article, "Egyptian Religion". Click on that and read the article.

Then do please come back here and answer the following questions, compiled by Initiate Katrein
Die Adler

Cut and paste the questions, put them in an email, add your answers, and send it to
Mystery School with the subject line Diakon 2 Egyptian Religion Answers from ___________ (your magikal name)

1. T/F – Ancient Egypt had little influence on the ancient world through its stability with the remote past.

2. What was Egypt’s reputation for secret wisdom due to?

3. What are the three main elements of the Egyptian religion?

4. Define a “solar monotheism”.

5. The Egyptian word for God is ____________ or ________ which is illustrated by the hieroglyph of an axe-head supported by a wooden handle.

6. The Ancient Egyptians believed in one God, who was self-_____________, _____________, _____________, and _______________ — The Creator of heaven and Earth.

7. Define the word Neturu.

8. What are two other words for Neturu, which are spoken of in the Bible?

Questions 9 – 43:

Match the name of the god or goddess to the correct meaning, concept, or quote affiliated with them.

The Gods and Goddesses

a) Nu b) Ra c) Thoth

d) Maat e) Kaphera f) Ptah

g) Temu h) Shu i) Tefnut

j) Seb k) Nut l) Osiris

m) Isis n) Set/Typhon o) Nephthys

p) Horus q) Anubis

9. _____ Originally, the Egyptians considered him a man who had lived, suffered cruel mutilation and death, and then triumphed over death to attain everlasting life.

10. _____ In the judgment scene of the “Book of the Dead,” he leads the deceased into the presence of Osiris and makes an appeal to his father that the deceased may be allowed to enjoy the benefits allotted to those who are true and righteous in judgment.

11. _____ “the heart of Ra came forth in the form of Thoth. He was therefore seen as self-begotten and self produced.”

12. _____Represented the night while Horus represented the day and each of these gods performed many offices of a friendly nature for the dead.

13. _____ He sprang from an egg and became the visible symbol of God.

14. _____ was called Erpa, the “Hereditary chief” of the gods and the “father of the Gods”.

15. _____ the “father of the gods” and originator of the “great company of gods.”

16. ______ self-created and was a form of the sun god Ra as the “opener of the Day”.

17. _____ As a nature goddess, she had a place in the boat of the Sun at the creation where she typified the dawn.

18. _____ As the goddess of Judgment, she was closely associated with Thoth and Ptah in the work of creation. She was often regarded as the feminine counter part of Thoth.

19. ______ Time began when he appeared above the horizon in the form of the Sun.

20. _____ Even though he was identified with the Nile, Ra, and with several other gods, it was in his aspect as the god of resurrection and everlasting life that he appealed to the people of Egypt.

21. _____ was the “closer of the Day,” just as Ptah was its Opener.

22. _____ was the guard and attendant of Isis and the watcher and guard of the gods. It was he who watched over the abode of the dead.

23. _____ He was the primeval watery mass of which all things came.

24. _____ he became the personification of evil and of all that is terrible in nature.

25. _____ was the personification of the sky and represented the feminine principle which was active at the creation of the universe.

26. _____ was regarded as the female counterpart of Set and was regularly associated with him.  Nevertheless, she always appears as the faithful sister and friend of Isis .

27. _____ represented the dead body from which the spiritual body was about to rise.

28. _____ He was the personification of the mind of God as the all-pervading, governing and directing power of heaven and earth…

29. _____ He was originally the god of the earth, but later he became a god of the dead as representing the earth where in the deceased was laid.

30. _____ In her capacity of regulator of the path of the Sun, she is said to be the “daughter of Ra” and the “eye of Ra”.

31. _____ Her brother, Shu, was the right eye of Temu and she was the left, i.e. Shu represented an aspect of the Sun, and she represented an aspect of the moon.

32. _____ She always held a position which was entirely different from that of other goddesses and although it is certain that Egyptian views concerning her varied from time to time, she was the greatest goddess of Egypt.

33. _____ the Child became the symbol of new birth and new life–the first hours of the day, the first days of the month, the first months of the year–everything that was young and vigorous.

34. _____ was regarded as the mother of the gods and of all living things.

35. _____ In the text of “Unas”, he is associated with the Eye of Horus, and his duty was to guide the dead through the Underworld on their way to Osiris.

36. _____ As a power of nature, he typified the “light.”

37. _____ As a power of nature, she typified moisture or some aspect of the sun’s heat.

38. _____ As a nature goddess, she performed for the deceased what she did for the gods in primeval times when she fashioned the “body” of the “Company of Gods.”

39. In your own words describe the primary act of creation according to the Egyptians.

40. What was the second act of Creation according to the Ancient Egyptians?

41. Which of the Egyptian God/desses most resemble the following: Father God, Mother Goddess, Yeshua, The Magdala, Mother Mary?

42. T/F – According to the article’s author, just as the gods of Egypt represented aspects of Ra, the angels of the Bible represent aspects of God.

43. T/F – The belief that the deeds done while in the body would be subjected to analysis by the divine powers after death belongs to the Hebrewic beliefs and traditions only.

Extra Credit Essay:

You don’t have to do this but you might find it interesting. If you do complete this please email it to
with the subject line Egyptian Religion E.C. Essay

Look again at the Gods and Goddesses listed in the article. Find one that peaks an interest for you.  Research that God or Goddess on-line and write 2 or 3 paragraphs about them. Make sure when you write your essay you include the website’s URL. You never know, we just might decide to make lessons from the site you found.


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