Grief within any group of religions is a sacred time. Time to reflect on a loved one's life as they move on to meet their higher power, a different level of life, or an afterlife. Death is always a sensitive time for friends and family of the deceased. Many different religions have different ways of celebrating their loved one's life, and properly send them off to a new adventure in another piece of the cycle of life. This brochure will be focusing on two different religions from the same time period: (Ancient Egyptian) and (Ancient Greek). By looking back at the past, we can greater understand the ideas of the present. So how exactly were bodies prepared? How did burial ceremonies go? Where was the body believed to have gone in the aftermath of death? Were those who did good deeds rewarded for their good behavior?

Grief in the Ancient Egyptian society was always comforted by the fact that the deceased went on to the afterlife. In the afterlife, the deceased would be well taken care of and they were able to meet their Gods. The Ancient Egyptian religion was polytheistic, meaning that there were more than one God. In fact there were many. There are many parts of preparing the body to meet the Gods in the afterlife. Depending on how much money you had, the more extravagant the burial would be. The most intriguing process of the Ancient Egyptian preparation for the afterlife is how they prepare the body. Similar to today, the Egyptians had a way of


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