Wednesday, June 8, 2011


The Greek view of the afterlife was very gloomy.  They believed that when a person died their psyche left their body as a puff of wind.  Their spirit went to the underworld where they crossed the River of Styxx and they were judged.  If they were a relatively good person their soul went to the Elysium fields.  If they were a bad person their soul went to the Tartarus fields.  The Egyptian veiw was quite different.
The Egyptian view of the afterlife was more happy.  The soul was to be well preserved with rituals and spells then it was sent to be judged,  It was weighed by the deeds of their lifetimes.  The good things the person accomplished, not the bad things.  As you can see it's very different.

"Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Web. 08 June 2011. <>.

"Egyptian Afterlife." King Tut. Web. 08 June 2011. <>.

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