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In Egyptian mythology, the fields of Aaru (alternatives: Yaaru, Iaru, Aalu), are the heavenly underworld where Osiris ruled. Egyptian mythology or Egyptian religion is the succession of tentative beliefs held by the people of Egypt for over three thousand years, prior to major exposure to Christianity and Islam. ... Michelangelos interpretation of Heaven Heaven is an afterlife concept found in many religions or spiritual philosophies. ... // In the study of mythology and religion, the underworld is a generic term approximately equivalent to the lay term afterlife, referring to any place to which newly dead souls go. ... Osiris (Greek language, also Usiris; the Egyptian language name is variously transliterated Asar, Aser, Ausar, or Ausare) is the Egyptian God of the dead and the underworld. ...

Only souls which weighed less than Ma'at (symbolically represented as a feather) were allowed to start a long and perilous journey to Aaru to exist in pleasure for all eternity. In Egyptian mythology, Maàt was the goddess of truth, justice and order as well as a word referring to those concepts she represents. ...

Aaru was usually placed in the east, where the sun rises, and is described as eternal reed fields, very much like those of the earthly Nile delta: an ideal hunting and fishing ground, and hence those deceased who after judgement were allowed to reside there were often called the [eternally] living, those excluded for the weight of their sins said to suffer a second death. More precisely Aaru was envisaged as a series of islands, covered in Fields of rushes (Sekhet Aaru), Aaru being the Egyptian word for rushes. The part where Osiris himself dwelt was sometimes known as the field of offerings, Sekhet Hetepet in Egyptian. The Sun is the spectral type G2V yellow star at the center of Earths solar system. ... Ebers Papyrus detailing treatment of asthma. ... Species See text. ...

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Concepts of Heaven
Christianity Kingdom of Heaven | Empyrean | Paradise
Judaism Kingdom of Heaven | Garden of Eden
Islam Jannah
Mythology Golden Age | Elysium | Tomoanchan | Valhalla | Hesperides | Avalon | Aaru
Fiction Aman | Valinor | Neverland | Divine Comedy | What Dreams May Come
Related concepts Utopia | Arcadia | Shangri-La | Millennialism | Utopianism | Christian Anarchism



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