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egypt22
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 8:45 pm    Post subject: Scorpion King/Goddess Reply with quote

I have noticed that many egyptians were afraid of scoprpions, they had amulets that proteceted them from them. So was there really a scoprion king and if so was a myth or what? i also read that there was a scorpion goddess. does anyone know any information on this? thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only scorpion king i know is the one in the movie and the one in the Mummy Returns. Wink Seriously, I'll check.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok thanks, yea that is the only one i know of too, lol.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2002 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe there is no real scorpionm king. It is probable that it was a goddess though.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea i think that it might be just a goddess, i am sooooooo busy with xmas comign i haven't had time to look for it on the interenet.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that there was a first-dynasty Pharaoh who was named Scorpion but also had another name that was used more often. I think it was Narmer, actually. Sorry, I don't have my book handy, I'll look it up and tell you later, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks i will try to look it up later too.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2002 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno bout you, but I think it had to be a goddess. Who would want the name of a deadly insect?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But if it were a goddess, it wouldn't be Scorpion KING. Maybe whoever had that name used it because it made people scared of him. Or, maybe he wasn't very nice and that was his nickname.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet the Mummy just made that up, like they normally do, just because it sounds cool. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I can clear this one up. firstly, there was a king whom we refer to as 'Scorpian'. We get the name from the so called corpian macehead which shows a pharaoh wearing the white crown with the sign for Scorpian next to him. He was not first dynasty but pre or early dynastic. He was the basis for the guy in the film with the most delicious mummy ever. A tomb has been found at Abydos I think which some are attributing to him but its doubtful.

On the second issu, there was a scorpian goddess. Her name was Selket. She was one of the four godesses who protected the corners of sarcophagai.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought there was a scorpian goddess! I just didn't know her name!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And In my book it says that the dynasty he ruled in was "Dynasty 0," which was from 3000-3100 B.C.E. There isn't the exact dates for his ruling, sorry.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for all your guys' help! i really appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome!
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