Despite the acceptance of both parties for this common worship, each of them worshipped their god according to their own methods and customs which they have inherited from their ancestors.

It is well known that the position of the Ptolemies with regards to worship matters in Egypt was a sensitive one and needed a lot of skill and care in order for things to move on smoothly in the country without any clashes or confrontations taking place. Due to this we find that Ptolemy II had been alert and careful in his behavior with the two groups, despite the fact that both the Hellenes and the Egyptians had considered him a god, each group in its own way. But, the great majority of the inhabitants of Egypt being Ancient Egyptians upon which the wealth and prosperity of the country depended because they were the working labor in agriculture and industries in general, all this led to Ptolemy II to exert his effort so that they be under his command. He was not to attain this without pleasing the Egyptian clergy, for they were considered the spiritual leaders of the Egyptian population. Ptolemy II realized that the only means by which he can get the clergy on his side was to erect religious buildings and give plenty of offerings to places of worship, offerings such as lands and animals to be offered for their gods across the land of Egypt.

Actually, this was the same method that pharaohs used in all their ages and specially in the final dynasty of their reign. They have realized that securing the rule of a pharaoh on his thrown depended on pleasing the clergy by erecting buildings for worship and providing plenty of offerings.


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