Ramses was a powerful leader in the time of ancient Egypt. And it can be difficult to identify Ramses as there were many people who took on the name as they ascended to the throne. In fact, nine other pharaohs took on the name of Ramses after one such man came to power.
The most popular and most deified Ramses was Ramses II. Not only was his time of power a magic spell of sorts, he became so beloved by his people that offerings were left at his tomb long after he died.
Ramses the Leader
Watching over the people was the goal of Ramses. By protecting the lands from invaders and taking land to help secure the empire, Ramses was able to connect with the needs of the people and to make their lands strong. The people were able to enjoy luxuries and they were happy and content in his magic of sorts.
Protection of the People
At no other time was a leader so involved in the protection of his people. Instead of being focused on personal gain, Ramses strove to protect the people who lived in his lands. Venerated as a god, Ramses was a leader who was emulated by every other leader after him, for many years to follow. He even created a peace treaty with the Hittites that pervaded the land and sought to hurt the people.
Scribes in a later time even rewrote mythology to include Ramses in the stories as one of the gods, even though he was a mortal man. But during a ritual in the 30th year of his reign, Ramses was transformed into a god. Living many more years than others had before him, Ramses had a vision of peace that can be used in magic spell workings, as even if he was unsuccessful, he never gave up on the possibility that peace could be finally realized.
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