Similar to Greek and Roman theology, the Egyptians believed in a pantheon of gods that controlled various aspects of the natural world. Beliefs in the heavens and the afterlife were one of the most pivotal facets of Ancient Egyptian culture. Because of this, burial and preparation for the afterlife was extremely important, and the practice of mummification (one of the many things for which the culture is now famous) was prevalent. Richer Egyptians were often bu