The Gods of Ancient Egypt, Part 2: Sobek, the Mighty Serpent of the Abyss — The Sabian Temple of Ayesha bint al-Ilah al-Zahifi (الهيكل الصابيء لعائشة بنت الاله الزاحفي)

Slightly over one hundred kilometers to the southwest of Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, lies the Faiyum Oasis – a vast, shallow depression whose verdant fields and groves of palm-trees provide a remarkable contrast to the surrounding desert bleakness.  The Faiyum derives its fertility not from underground springs, like most oases, but from a tributary of […]

The Gods of Ancient Egypt, Part 2: Sobek, the Mighty Serpent of the Abyss — The Sabian Temple of Ayesha bint al-Ilah al-Zahifi (الهيكل الصابيء لعائشة بنت الاله الزاحفي)

The Radical Philosophy of Egypt: Forget God and Family, Write! — elizabeth rose psychic and tarot

by Dag Herbjørnsrud „New research indicates that Plato and Aristotle were right: Philosophy and the term “love of wisdom” hail from Egypt. Full Article here „A remarkable example of classical Egyptian philosophy is found in a 3,200-year-old text named “The Immortality of Writers.” This skeptical, rationalistic, and revolutionary manuscript was discovered during excavations in the […]

The Radical Philosophy of Egypt: Forget God and Family, Write! — elizabeth rose psychic and tarot

What was Ancient Egyptian Religion? — Bishop’s Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

The religion of ancient Egypt lasted from the predynastic time (before the fourth millennium BCE) until the disappearance of traditional culture in the first century CE. Fortunately, we learn much about Egyptian religion from various sources such as inscriptions, monuments, tombs, small artifacts, papyri, documents from Roman and Greek writings, and Egyptian texts. The Greek […]

What was Ancient Egyptian Religion? — Bishop’s Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

Bastet

Friday, 26 June 2020

Bastet was the ancient Egyptian goddess of cats, home, family, sexuality, fertility and pregnancy…She is associated with Mafdet, the first feline deity in Egyptian history which was believed to protect against bites of snakes and scorpions. And with Mau, the divine cat, whom Ra sent her to fight and kill his archenemy Apep, the serpent of chaos…🙂

 
Most commonly Apep is shown being killed by a cat
 
 
Sometimes Apep is shown being killed by a lion headed goddess
 
 
I talked about this „mythical struggle“ and it’s actual meaning derived from the Egyptian climate in my post „Apep„…In short: Snake represents the sun’s heat and it’s effect on earth (drought). It is in Leo that the sun’s heat, reaches it’s maximum, and the cooling of the earth begins…It is also in Leo that the Nile river reaches its highest level and the flooding reaches its maximum extent…This is all symbolically represented as slaughtering of the great snake which choked the „river on which Ra’s barge sailed“.
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How to make the most of a one-day visit to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings; Aryana Azari; Matador Network — All About World Heritage Sites

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Take time for more than 3,000 years of history on display. Source: How to make the most of a one-day visit to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

über How to make the most of a one-day visit to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings; Aryana Azari; Matador Network — All About World Heritage Sites

DOG DAYS

Monday, 11 May 2020

Dog days

Ahhh. I always wandered why the Egyptian „Dog days“ were located on the solar year at the hottest part of the year, the end of July, beginning of August…So I looked at the Ancient Egyptian dog breeds…

First thing I found out that the Ancient Egyptian loved hunting dogs.

And that their word for „hunting dog“ was „Tesem“. And that it was written in hieroglyphics using the image of a prick-eared, leggy dog with a curled tail from the early Egyptian age…

There were three main types of dogs in Ancient Egypt: pariah dog (basenji), two kinds of greyhound-like dogs and a molosser-type dog….And the one shown on Tesem hieroglyph is definitely the „pariah dog“ known in Egypt as basenji.

The „pariah dog“ is the name given to the half wild dog species still found around the world. They are the closest we still have to the old wild dogs…And they have preserved one important characteristic of wild dogs: They have one breading season…

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10 Magnificent Examples Of Ancient Egyptian Architecture; Nathaniel Whelan; World Atlas — All About World Heritage Sites

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The following is a list of ten most impressive examples of ancient Egyptian architecture that are a must-see while visiting the Land of the Pharaohs. Source: 10 Magnificent Examples Of Ancient Egyptian Architecture

über 10 Magnificent Examples Of Ancient Egyptian Architecture; Nathaniel Whelan; World Atlas — All About World Heritage Sites