Egyptian Kemetic Origins Of The Greek Gods

The Egyptian Roots Of Greek Philosophy

The Kemetic Egyptian origins of the Greek Gods in Ancient Egypt’s Nile Valley Kemetic Spirituality are explored in George James’ Stolen Legacy. 

In Stolen Legacy George James shows how the Religious philosophy of Egypt found expression in Greek Religion through the works of Greek Philosophers like Thales, Plato, Socrates and Aristotle who had received training in the knowledge of the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt from Egyptian Priests.

The Ionians are said to have implemented Greece’s Cretan civilisation, and it would be the Ionan Philosophers like Thales who had travelled to Egypt to receive Training in the Egyptian mysteries from Egyptian Priests that would be amongst the first to introduce the concepts of Egyptian Philosophy and Cosmology to Greece. 

Other Philosophers like Socrates, Parmenides, Heraclitus, Democritus and Anaxagoras would also travel to Egypt in order to receive training from Egyptian Priests.

Social Resistance To Early Greek Philosophy In Greece

The stories of the persecution experienced by Greek Philosophers like Socrates suggest that the early Greek Philosophers were propagating a system of thought that was initially alien to Greeks. 

As a result, in its early days, Greek Philosophy was considered radical and heretical precisely because its principles were unknown to most Greeks except the enlightened ones who had travelled to Egypt and received training in the Egyptian mysteries.

Some ideas The Greeks Borrowed From Egyptian Philosophy

The Physical Sciences

Thales, regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of Greek Philosophy received his training in Egypt’s Ancient mystery system in which science, spirituality and philosophy were combined.

His insights such as water as being the primordial substance formed the basis of Western Physical Sciences which would not have been possible without the knowledge he had obtained from his studies of the Egyptian Mystery system. 

The Concept Of Logos

The Greek concept of Logos understood as the Divine Metaphysical Word which finds expression in the Physical world was also part of the Ancient Egyptian Mystery Teachings based on the Medu Neter which taught that the Universe is an expression of the Divine word or will of the Creator which the Greeks express as Logos.

The Egyptian Gods

The Ancient Gods of Egypt like Hermes or Thot were also borrowed from Ancient Egypt following the conquest of Egypt by Alexander The Great and the creation of the Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt after his death.

However, instead of appreciating the Egyptian Gods as metaphoric expressions of the Metaphysical aspects of nature according to the Egyptian Tree Of Life, the Greeks personified the Egyptian Neteru, and created a Pantheon of Polytheistic Deities like Zeus based on the Egyptian Mystery System even though Egyptian Religion was itself Monotheistic because all Egyptian Deities were simply expressions of the One Supreme Unseen Deity

Greeks also acquired their knowledge of modern medicine from Ancient Egypt since the time of Imhotep in about the 3rd millennia BC.

Indeed, the Hippocratic Oath itself contains a reference to the Egyptian Genius Imhotep whom the Greeks called Asclepius.

Conclusion: Egyptian Origins Of The Greek Gods

There is certainly a great deal of evidence to suggest that Greek Philosophy and the Greek Pantheon Of Gods have their origins in Ancient Egypt. 

Such an understanding of the Egyptian origins of the Greek Gods highlights the Historical importance of Ancient Egypt in the development of Human philosophical endeavour.

Perhaps the greatest evidence that the Ancient Greeks themselves knew that their Gods were modelled on the Gods of Ancient Egypt is the fact that Alexander The Great  once visited the Oasis at Siwah in the Libyan desert where he consulted the Oracle of the Ancient Egyptian Supreme Deity Ammon.

 

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