Women In Egyptian Culture

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I awoke in the temple, the sun beating in from between the slits and columns in the mud walls. The sand surrounding me is reflecting the bright glare, and you can distinctly see the heat waving in the air, altering the horizon of endless sand. The sight is spotted with pyramids, and the Nile is in the distance. Looking like ants, the slaves are carrying hardened mud to and fro, building yet another tomb for another pharaoh. They pray to me for justice for them and their people, for I am the goddess over it. I am Ma’at. I am the daughter of Ra, and my name means truth. That is what I represent: truth, justice, and balance, all of utmost importance to this people; I am their reality. The way I allow this realm to run consists of good being…show more content…
Unlike the other civilizations I have observed in my time, the women here enjoy the same rights as the men, economically and legally. This is extremely admirable in my eyes, as it presents exactly what I am here to teach. Living in such a way where women are below men is an ignorant way to journey through life as far as I am concerned. While the slavery aspect of the Egyptian culture slightly dissatisfies me, I genuinely appreciate their approach to the equality among their people. I am the scale for their hearts, after all, and some do have hearts almost as light as my own just…show more content…
I am sitting at a table, surrounded by thirteen men, all in tunics and robes. Their hair is long, as are their beards, and they are generally unclean. They smell of fish, dirt, and sweat, and are chatting around a table of bread and wine. I lean to the man on my left, a man who seems to be called Petrus. “What is going on? Where am I?” I ask. I am immediately silenced, “The Lord is speaking, woman. Do not speak unless spoken to.” The Lord? I ask myself. After further listening, I decipher that I am in the presence of the King of the Jews, Jesus Christ. The supposed son of God, he addresses me as an equal, unlike the foul men surrounding me. I can’t help but wonder how long women have been treated this way by men, and how long it will be this

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