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Jessi Willeto

Within all the art they create, there is some hint of a deity somewhere and heavy focus on the afterlife. We can see this in the Book of the Dead, where various deities are depicted, and it shows their relationship to man, and how much man relies on the deities mercy and power. This is also shown in the many funerary complexes/temples/buildings erected by the Egyptians. Yes, they are meant for the kings and high ranking people, but they are also clearly indicated to be respecting of their gods and the afterlife. Even in Ramses II temple, where multiple images of Ramses are depicted, the god Ra-Horakhty reins above the depictions, showing that even when a deified Ramses is prominent, the god is of higher priority and worship.