Intro To Ancient Egyptian Belief Systems

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“Egyptians possessed conceptions of truth, justice, and righteousness. According to these the life everlasting in heaven, in the kingdom of Osiris, could only be attained by those who had lived righteous lives upon earth, and who had been declared to be speakers of the truth in the Judgment Hall of Osiris. The Egyptians set truth-speaking above all other virtues, and in the Great Judgment which took place in the Hall of Osiris the man who had spoken the truth on earth triumphed. Osiris himself was declared by Thoth and by the Great Jury of the gods who tried him to be " Truth-Speaker," or "MaaKheru,”-E.A. Wallis Budge

There are many other virtues that are considered some of the best qualities found in people, such as honor, courage, compassion, respect, loyalty, and honestly, but the Egyptians placed truth at truth-speaking at the top of the list. Don't get me wrong, telling the truth is not easy, but it's necessary for a fulfilling life. The Egyptian placed truth-speaking above all other virtues because doing so empowers people around you to change and grow. Telling the truth also brings peace of mind, earns the truth speaker respect, and it is a gesture or sign of showing true love. The ancient Egyptians were well aware of the power and benefits of truth, so we must strive to be “Maakheru”, or “ truth speaker.” When I was coming up there was a saying called