Home Forums The Gods of Ancient Egypt The Gods of Ancient Egypt Reply To: The Gods of Ancient Egypt

Miranda Jackovich

One thing to keep in mind when talking about Egyptian and Mesopotamian culture is that they both had different influences and environments. For the Egyptians they had a strong tie with the Nile, because of its fertile soil deposits. They would use art not only to show the Nile’s importance, but also its ties to the gods. “Ti Watching a Hippopotamus Hunt’ is a perfect example of Egyptian culture. The piece displays Ti in a ritual hunt to show strength and bravery. Hippopotamus are destructive creature that are associated with Seth, the god of chaos. In Mesopotamian culture they also shared their use of art to worship the gods. Votive figure were often used in their culture to stand in place for them when they weren’t in the temple. Although both cultures used art, they each had their own styles, practices, and beliefs.