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Anthropotheism is a word that is used to ascribe human form and nature to gods, or the belief that the gods are only deified human beings. Many instances of Anthropomorphic Deity are seen in the actions of the gods. For instance, the ideal that the gods have wives, husbands, deceit, tragedy, and etc are anthropomorphic by definition.

In terms of physical anthropomorphism the deities of the Egyptian culture would always have the bodies of man but heads of animals. Quite often anthropomorphic traits have been seen across most polytheistic mythologies (greek, roman, norse, native american, etc...). While the Egyptian gods are not fully defined by anthropomorphism, there is also a heirarchy by which they ascribe themselves. For instance, Osiris being a diety higher in the rank than Anubis, or Ra being more powerful than Osiris. These create a tier management system for the gods. Even the outline of the Ennead (the nine) looks like this in terms of godly heirarchy...

..........................................RA (Atum)...............................................

............................................./.....\....................................................

........................................Shu==Tefnut.............................................

......................................../.............\.................................................

....................................Nut======Geb...........................................

..................................../........|.......|......\...........................................

.............................Osiris.....Isis...Set...Nephthys...............................

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