Funerary and burial habits
Breaking the pot
This habit or expression is related to a Pharaonic belief in which a pot was broken to prevent the soul from returning back to some person’s deceased body. Usually, this broken pot can be found in many tombs of ancient Egyptians.
The most common offerings are food, especially baked ones, which are made with the same way and ingredients of thousands of years ago.
Visiting someone’s tomb on specific religious occasions or the anniversary of a death is a purely ancient Egyptian rite.
All these habits were derived from similar mourning rites performed during the ancient Egyptian era.
Seventh day birth celebrations
In Egyptian mythology, the new born baby’s sense of hearing starts to strengthen on the seventh day of his or her birth.This is why the new born baby is placed in a large sieve and loud noises are made near his or her ears.
The internal organs were also dried and sealed in jars to be buried along with the body. This whole process typically took forty days just as it does today.