Animals and Deities

Category: History

175 words or more

As we’ve studied, animals were very important to ancient Egyptians – some were considered sacred, while others were used for farming or other domesticated activities.  Choose one animal listed below and post a discussion board essay about the animal’s purpose in ancient Egyptian art.  IN YOUR OWN WORDS, describe what the animal represented, where they would be depicted in art scenes, what deity it was associated with (if any), etc.  This post should be two paragraphs minimum.

Use this link as a helpful starting resource: http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/animalgods.htm

Baboon Ibis
Cats Lions
Cattle Ostrich
Cobra Pigs
Crocodile Scarab Beetle
Falcon/Hawk Scorpion
Frog Snake
Hippopotamus Ram
Heron Turtle
Jackal Vulture

Students should make every effort to demonstrate in their responses that they have understood the assigned readings. Responses to peers should also be substantial and contribute to the discussion of the topi

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