Online Class: Egyptian Mythology 101

This course reviews the many fascinating mysteries of Ancient Egyptian Mythology pondered by the world's greatest scholars in instructive and entertaining lessons.

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Course Description

Deciphering the Secrets of Ancient Egypt: Beyond the Mystique

Delve into the captivating realm of ancient Egypt, a world bathed in mystique, grandeur, and intriguing paradoxes. While the iconic pyramids, mystical mummies, and hieroglyphic wonders might seem familiar, a treasure trove of lesser-known stories and staggering truths lie beneath the surface. Did you know, for instance, that the mummification of cats surpassed even that of humans in ancient Egypt? Or that the majestic pharaohs, hailed for their earthly might, were not just liaisons to the divine but were revered as deities themselves?

Course Highlights:

  1. Age-old Myths and More: Navigate through the intricate web of Egyptian mythology that persisted for an astounding four millennia. This incredible span of time sets it apart in the annals of long-gone religions.

  2. Sailing the Nile: Embark on a riveting journey along the Nile's shimmering waters, as we uncover the tales, traditions, and truths of one of humanity's most illustrious civilizations.

  3. Modern in Antiquity: Challenge the conventional and discover the surprisingly contemporary facets of this ancient society. From their socio-cultural nuances to their scientific strides, there's a modern echo in the distant past.

  4. Symbols and Significance: Decode the symbolism of revered animals like hippos and the cultural importance of elements like beer, and grasp their monumental relevance in ancient Egyptian ethos.

  5. Conquerors and Culture: Dive deep into a world where legendary conquerors merge seamlessly into the expansive tapestry of Egyptian heritage, highlighting its allure and impact.

  6. The Scholar's Quest: Engage with riveting analyses, historic explorations, and modern interpretations by renowned scholars. Witness the fascinating confluence of age-old scripts and 21st-century academic pursuits.

What Awaits You:

Beyond mere facts, this course is a sensory expedition that paints vivid imagery of the sun-kissed sands of Giza, the awe-inducing temples of Luxor, and the bustling marketplaces of Thebes. Feel the pulse of a civilization that, while ancient, pulsates with vitality, innovation, and unparalleled grandeur.

Why Choose This Course?

Our expertly curated content not only sheds light on known wonders but also unveils hidden gems and untold stories. Through a blend of rich visual content, immersive narratives, and engaging modules, this course goes beyond a simple historical recounting. It invites you to feel, ponder, and connect with a civilization that has shaped many aspects of our modern world.

Join us in unraveling the enigmatic allure of ancient Egypt. Whether you're an avid historian, a curious soul, or someone seeking a deeper understanding of humanity's rich tapestry, this course promises a journey like no other. Step into a realm where every glyph tells a story and every pyramid holds a secret. Rediscover ancient Egypt, where the past resonates in the present.

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  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Egyptian Worship

Ancient Egypt is one of those topics where the common knowledge surrounding it is substantial enough that throwing out a word like mummy or pyramid conjures a rich level of visual memory and interaction. Additional lesson topics: Egyptian Pyramids 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A
  • Lesson 1 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Egyptian Worship
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The Gods

Throughout the New Kingdom period, the pharaoh was always god. Although he was the more present god in the life of the Egyptians, he was not the supreme god in terms of the mythological hierarchy. Additional lesson topics: The symbol of the eye and the pyramid; Understanding Egyptian Gods; The role of the Pharaoh 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video A
  • Lesson 2 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Complete Assignment: Gods and Goddesses
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: The Religious Elite

While the rites in Europe were more accessible to the public,Egypt's rituals were practiced exclusively by those in power. Additional lesson topics: Ancient Egyptian Mystery Cults 59 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video A
  • Lesson 3 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Complete Assignment: The Religious Elite
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Examples of Egyptian Myths

Whereas many religions today act as firm, strict, and largely unchanging guidelines to keeping parts of society the same over the centuries, Egyptian mythology appears to have been more flexible, and to complement society in varying ways over time. Additional lesson topics: Legends of the Gods; Osiris and the Resurrection; Pyramid Text Online Library; Horus; The Battles of Seth and Horus 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video A
  • Lesson 4 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Egyptian Mythology in the Ancient World

While other mythologies can be seen as spreading back many hundreds, if not thousands, of years, in Egypt we have the cold hard evidence to prove it. Additional lesson topics: Plutarch; Herodotus and Ancient Egypt; An Egyptian Mummification 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video A
  • Lesson 5 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Hieroglyphs

Hieroglyphs refer to formal carvings of Egyptian language into stone. Additional lesson topics: Hieroglyphics; The Egyptian Book of the Dead 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video A
  • Lesson 6 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Iconography and Art

One of the oddest forms of ritual in the Egyptian religious sphere was cat worship. Additional lesson topics: Ancient Egyptian Art; The Role of Cats in Ancient Egypt 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video A
  • Lesson 7 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: The Conversion of the Egyptian People

Egyptian lands were among the very first long before the Roman Empire to embrace Christianity as the most important religion in its region. Additional lesson topics: Ancient Egyptian Religion vs Christianity; Did Ancient Egyptians Shape Christianity? 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video A
  • Lesson 8 Video B : Lesson Discussion
  • Lesson discussions: How would you rate this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize Egyptian worship and Egyptian gods.
  • Describe the religious elite.
  • Summarize examples of Egyptian myths.
  • Describe Egyptian mythology in the ancient world.
  • Summarize hieroglyphs, iconography and art of Egyptian mythology.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Egyptian Mythology 101
Course Number: 8900291
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (1,003 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: January 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Absolutely loved it. It has been 20 years since I have taken any courses. This was very helpful in deciding where to go from here. The wide assortment of classes are perfect to learn and achieve new things." -- Jane V.
  • "I love this exploratory course on Egyptian Mythology. The instructor is very knowledgeable and communicative with students. The instructor alone is another reason why I continue to take history and mythology courses." -- Andrew E.
  • "This was a brilliant course, I already have a good grounding in Egyptian mythology and history but this provided a great background to the myths that we all know so well. Would be willing do a further course that expanded on this one further." -- Karen B.
  • "I thought that this course was quite informative but somewhat difficult." -- Betty D.
  • "I loved the instructor. He is an awesome teacher and I enjoyed working with him." -- Ruby B.
  • "I could recommend this instructor to anyone." -- Norma E.
  • "Great class - thanks!" -- Rebecca H.
  • "What was most helpful was the way the material was organized, the need to complete a lesson before being able to proceed on to the next lesson, and how fast the instructor graded the assignments so I knew if I was on the right track." -- Julia R.
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