The Devil You Don't Know

7 - Ancient Origins of The Devil: Egypt

December 01, 2021 Don Early Season 1 Episode 7
The Devil You Don't Know
7 - Ancient Origins of The Devil: Egypt
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What was ancient Egypt’s version of the Devil? To find out we’ll tell some myths, explore some Egyptian history, and try to figure out how exactly DO you pronounce Ma’at. The first episode in a series on the Ancient Origins of The Devil. Today’s episode - Egypt.



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  8. Osiris and Seth - Egyptian Mythology #02 See U in History
  9. Horus vs Seth - The Clash of Gods - Egyptian Mythology #03 - See U in History

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Historical Context
Exodus being "Mythical
The Egyptian Creation Myth
Horus & Set Myth Setup
Horus & Set Myth
Conclusion & Insights