Other Gods

The belief in Osiris and his role in the resurrection of the dead was rejected by Akhenaten. He dictated that the Aten was a God of Life-Giving Light. He felt that at night he was not present and that the deceased were asleep in the same way as the living, along with the Aten. The tombs in Amarna were located in the east, resurrecting the dead as the sun rose. The tombs were only seen as places for the deceased to sleep. The judgement of the dead by Osiris was no longer believed to give access to eternal life. To earn the privilege of Life After Death, the kings subjects were expected to follow his teachings and show him loyalty at all times.


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