The Ancient Egyptians believed that the mummy housed the soul and spirit. Their belief was often thought of as complex and involved three spirits: the Ka, Ba, and Akh. The Ka was the essence of the person, like their double, and it remained in the tomb and made use of the offerings and objects there. The Ba was free to move around, inside or outside of the tomb. The Akh traveled throughout the Underworld and to the entrance of the Afterlife. There are three inhabitants of the Afterlife: the dead, the gods, and the Akh. When the person dies, the Ba and the Ka are separated from the body, but they do not die. Instead, they get released through ritual into the next world. The goal in the Underworld was to live in one’s Ka, which holds the physical resemblance to the deceased. In order to do this, the Ba and the Ka must overcome the dangers of the Underworld and reunite to form the Akh. The Akh will then have made a successful transition to the Underworld and will live with the gods. Those who fail to make the connection are called the dead, and they have no hope of ever living a renewed life.