Presentation on theme: "Ka “The spiritual double”. Ka Difference between life & death (“life force”) Existence at moment of birth Lived after death (if place to live) Required."— Presentation transcript:
Ka Difference between life & death (“life force”) Existence at moment of birth Lived after death (if place to live) Required sustenance as living (ab. reps, offerings & pictures) Body decomposed Ka died & deceased lost eternal life Faced judges in KotD
Role of Ka Ka acted all was good, spiritually & materially Sins were know as the “abomination of the Ka” Viewed as conscience, urging kindness, quietude, honor, & compassion Ka origin & giver of all desirable (esp. eternal life)
Ka’s Role after death Ka was ticket into Fields of Yaru judges at KofD saw person sinner thirst & hunger, torn by executioner If person was good, life everlasting (heavenly realm: life on earth, glorified) Ka faced many dangers leaving BofD: charms & instructions for ka Everything needed in afterlife in tomb (BofD & slaves for repayment)
After death ka was supreme Kings claimed to have many kas (Ramses II – over 20) Mummified body for ka to live, painted face for ka to recognize Symbols of ka: –Ka shown as two upraised arms –Slightly smaller figure behind living being (identical) –Shadowy figure
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