Incest Many deities wed their siblings in Egyptian mythology: I realize that according to their myths Isis had sex with Osiris after he had been torn apart and put back together again and this is how she conceived Horus…but it makes me wonder how it transferred over into real life. An exception is the textile industry. The Egyptian belief in eternity was an important underpinning to a marriage in that one endeavored to make one's life on earth, and other's, as pleasurable as possible so that one could enjoy it forever. I knew not how to remove myself from before him. The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt.
However, the divine essence was transmitted to the royal spouse, as was the case with Nefertitiwife of Akhenaton.
Ancient Egyptian Sexuality
Egypt sourcebooks. Dreams were considered portals to the afterlife, planes on which the gods and the dead could communicate with the living; they did not always do so plainly, however. Mankiewiczand portrayed by Liz Taylor. Some may think the behaviour of ancient Egyptians is far removed from that of the modern world but when it comes to the basics of love, sex and marriage, their behaviour is rather familiar. For the following successor, princess Hatshepsutdaughter of Thutmose I and the Great Royal Wife, enabled Thutmose II, son of his second wife and therefore half-brother of the princess, to gain the throne by marrying him.