Women in Ancient Egypt

by Caroline Seawright
February 10, 2001
An Egyptian Noblewoman

stwoman determinativeymkmttown determinative

Women in Ancient Egypt

In the ancient world, Egypt stood out as a land where women were treated differently. Continue reading Women in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Sexuality and Girl

…Revel in pleasure while your life endures
And deck your head with myrrh. Be richly clad
In white and perfumed linen; like the gods
Anointed be; and never weary grow
In eager quest of what your heard desires –
Do as it prompts you… Continue reading Ancient Egyptian Sexuality and Girl

Morals and Sexual Morality in Ancient egypt

Modesty, as distinct from fidelity, was not prominent among the Egyptians; they spoke of sexual affairs with a directness alien to our late sexual morality.

Harem in Ancient Egypt

Life in Ancient Egypt, Morals and Sexual Morality Continue reading Morals and Sexual Morality in Ancient egypt

Morals and Sexual Morality

“In the Life in Ancient Egypt”


Modesty, as distinct from fidelity, was not prominent among the Egyptians; they spoke of sexual affairs with a directness alien to our late sexual morality.

Harem in Ancient Egypt

Life in Ancient Egypt, Morals and Sexual Morality

Ancient Egyptians adorned their very temples with pictures and bas-reliefs of startling anatomical candor, and supplied their dead with obscene literature to amuse them in the grave.

Blood ran warm along the Nile: girls were nubile at ten, and premarital morals were free and easy; one courtesan, in Ptolemaic days, was reputed to have built a pyramid with her savings; even sodomy had its clientele.

Dancing-girls, in the manner of Japan, were accepted into the best male society as providers of entertainment and physical edification.

They dressed in diaphanous robes, or contented themselves with anklets, bracelets and rings.

Evidences occur of religious prostitution on a small scale.

As late as the Roman occupatcion the most beautiful girl among the noble families of Thebes was chosen to be consecrated to Amon.

When she was too old to satisfy the god she received an honorable discharge, married, and moved in the highest circles.

It was a civilization with different prejudices from our own.

Ancient Egyptians Sex Gods

“They were not merely symbols of Osiris, but incarnations of him”

“The goat and the bull were especially sacred to the Egyptians “

Sex god of ancient egypt

alt text

Ancient Egypt Sex Gods

The goat and the bull were especially sacred to the Egyptians as representing sexual creative power.

They were not merely symbols of Osiris, but incarnations of him.

Often Osiris was depicted with large and prominent organs, as a mark of his supreme power; and models of him in this form, or with a triple phallus, were borne in religious processions by the Egyptians.

On certain occasions the women carried such phallic images, and operated them mechanically with strings.

Signs of sex worship appear not only in the many cases in which figures are depicted, on temple reliefs, with erect organs, but in the frequent appearance, in Egyptian symbolism, of the crux ansata.

Cross with a handle, as a sign of sexual union and vigorous life.