"The Ka"

State of the Matter - vital essence



The ancient Egyptians believed that a human soul was made up of five parts: the Ren, the Ba, the Ka, the Sheut, and the Ib. In addition to these components of the soul  there was the human body (called the ha, occasionally a plural haw, meaning approximately sum of bodily parts).souls were aakhu, khaibut, and khat
Theka,The Egyptians also believed that the ka was sustained through food and drink. For this reason, food and drink offerings were presented to the dead, although it heqet was the Egyptian concept of vital essence which distinguishes the difference between a living and a dead person,

with death occurring when the ka left the body. The Egyptians believed that Khnum created the bodies of children on a potter's wheel and inserted them into their mothers' bodies. Depending on the region, Egyptians believed that meskhenet or was

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