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Looking for a list of all the main gods/goddesses..
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:29 pm 
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Hi all

I found this list and wondered just how exhaustive it is. I would like to try and start collecting images of these gods which have been "captured" from papyrus. Their representations have always fascinated me; but this list also raises a question.

Is Ra the same as Horus?

http://members.aol.com/egyptart/list.html

Please if anyone has more to add, please let me know.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:44 pm 
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Ra is the father of all gods, while horus is the son of Osiris and Isis.
Surely there will be someone here who can give you better answers... :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:50 pm 
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Thanks for straightning that out :wink:

Coincidentally it seems, the figure Im looking for the most avidly is none other than "Maat", which I believe eats the hearts of those who are not able to enter the Afterlife because of "sins" (for lack of a better term) they have committed in this life.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:21 pm 
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Maat is the goddess of justice and equilibrium, her symbol is the feather which is used to check the weight of the heart of the dead. If it weights more than the feather, it will be eaten by a terrible monster which is half a lion and half a crocodile, and his soul will definitely die. This is why in old egypian the dead is also called "just of voice" or "Justified", meaning that he has passed his exam in front of Osiris and Maat and that his heart is pure and clean of sins. Maat looks like a woman with the feather on her head. You should find her almost everywhere....
Hope that help... :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:23 pm 
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Err oops

Does the monster creature have a specific name or title? It might help when trying o find a papyrus image of it.

Thanks again :D


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:27 pm 
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there is an interesting book about all he gods and goddess adored in egypt, also the minor ones in the different nomos, "The Complete Gods and Goddess of Ancient Egypt", the author is Richard Wilkinson and edited by The American University in Cairo... :wink:
ciao again!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:29 pm 
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yes, its called Ammut, meaning "female devourer of dead"


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:42 pm 
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Ammut is on the far right in this scene from the Papyrus of Ani.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:57 pm 
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another animal compose Ammut: hippopotamus (so, 1 third lion, 1 third crocodile and 1 third hippopotamus)....this way the dead had no escape, nor on land or water!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:28 pm 
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Maatkara: many thanks to you! I have placed that book title on my list and it looks like it is currently available. I should mage to order it on saturday! :)

Neb-Ma'at-Re:

This looks a great shot of the Papyrus of Ani. I assume its a scanned image from a book you have in a collection? Do you have the title/author, or even better the ISBN number? I have a book that looks at translating the papyrus of Ani, but I'd like to see the papyrus itself (or rather, photographs of it).

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:40 pm 
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I wanted to agree with Maatkara's recomendation... I have that book and just love it, it has everything you wish to know! It even covers the lesser known gods and godesess.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:38 pm 
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grazie a te! thanx to you!
I love to be helpful, when I'm able to do that! :roll: ...not always, actually

I got that book in Luxor last year...I have good feelings with that! (can you understand?) :wink:

have nice reading, then!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:36 am 
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http://www.nemo.nu/ibisportal/Oegyptint ... /index.htm :P You'll like this site! It has up to 108 egyptian god/goddess for you to look up.
Enjoy :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:41 am 
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SerqSekhet thanks for the reply but I dont seem to be able to view the link :?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:49 am 
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The site it self is soooo touchy at times! :x
Sorry about that, I guess you'll have to view it by typing it out a little at a time. It is a worth to look at, so don't give up trying to get through.
Good luck in finding.


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