Alexander the Great used religion to inspire loyalty in his followers and the people conquered. To do this, he honored Egyptian and Persian gods as 

well as Greek gods. He gained the loyalty of Egyptians by visiting oracle sites, making sacrifices, and building temples in their honor. A priest even came 

up to him and told him that he was "God's son." Alexander also encouraged the idea that he was also a god. He began wearing a crown that had two 

rams' horns on it. People believed he was a god because he wore this crown. He spread this story throughout the empire. Later, he forced everyone to 

believe that he was the son of Zeus.