The EgyptianEgyptian religion refers to is the complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals of ancient Egyptians. The religion centered on the interaction of many deities. The practices of Egyptian religion were efforts to provide for the gods and gain their favor. Formal practice centered on the Pharaoh, the King of Egypt (ancient) Egypt, the Pharaoh was believed to be the living incarnation of the god Horus, even when female.

The Pharaoh acted as the intermediary between his people and the gods, and was obligated to sustain the gods through rituals and offerings so that they could maintain order in the universe. The state dedicated enormous resources to Egyptian rituals and to the construction of the temples to ensure to Pharaoh to the afterlife.

See also: FetishistFetishist, Egypt (ancient) Egypt (ancient), Kush Kush, Blemmyes Blemmyes, Beja Beja

Bonuses Edit

  • Tolerance heretic+1 Tolerance of Heretics
  • Tolerance heathen+1 Tolerance of Heathens


  • Local missionary strength+2% Local Missionary Strength (Egyptian provinces are easier to convert).

Mechanics Edit

Egyptian is one of the two religions in the African Paganism group, with the other beingFetishistFetishist. Every other religion in game are considered heathen religions.

If an Egyptian Egyptian nation controls Cairo (361) before 1000. They will get Conquest of Memphis event. This will allow them to convert to the Old Egyptian culture or refuse and gain Icon stability +1 Stability instead. But this event will only fire once. The Egyptian Egyptian nation will have to get the Cairo province before any Egyptian Egyptian does.

Egyptian also possesses personal deities. Upon ruler death, the player has an option to worship one deity which will give the player unique bonuses depending on the God or Goddess chosen. The player may choose one deity once every time their ruler dies. The options are the following:


  • National tax modifier+10% National Tax Modifier
  • Navy tradition+1 Yearly Navy Tradition


  • National unrest-1 National Unrest
  • Stability cost modifier-10% Stability Cost Modifier


  • Land attrition+1 Attrition for Enemies
  • Land morale recovery+5% Recover Army Morale Speed


  • National manpower modifier+10% National Manpower Modifier
  • Infantry power+10% Infantry Combat Ability


  • Manpower recovery speed+25% Manpower Recovery Speed
  • Heir chance+50% Chance of New Heir


  • National unrest-1 National Unrest
  • Discipline+5% Discipline