Animals and Deities

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 topic.

Should be 75 to 150 words, but may go longer depending on the topic. If you use any source outside of your own thoughts, you should reference that source. Include solid grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.

 
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