According to Plato’s myth of Er, after death, the soul is subjected to judgment where by mature souls are sent to heaven while those that lived at cross-paths with universal law are sent to a very nasty place known as Tartarus (underground prison). It is at this place (Tartarus) where such souls are subjected to punishment in order to pay their penalty. However, some few souls like that one of Er are not subjected to judgment but rather considered as earth’s messenger and subsequently sent back to the earth to inform the mankind of the other world experience.
The Egyptian creation story
Describe the Egyptian afterlife
Egyptian afterlife was taken in the ideal version of the country as a perfect existence where complete peace, delight and bliss prevailed. It was termed as the Field of Offerings or Rushes where ancient Egyptians were charged with the responsibility of providing for their afterlives as per the earthly means. Death was something that preoccupied the ancient Egyptians and at the same time believed that one day they would die and be taken to a dark terrifying underground place commonly known as the underworld. The underworld was a land of great deal of dangers that required every Egyptian to pass through before being considered for afterlife.