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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:18 pm 
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I found it interesting that I could not get on this site until today. Why does this happen so often?
By the way did any of you guy's see the History of Sex on the tube the 31st of Dec.? There was a depiction of art done at the temple of Deir El Bahari (chiseled by the worker's); a picture that I had drawn year's ago. Very interesting, No? Wonder how I saw the other side if indeed I was Hatshepsut.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:00 pm 
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uh?

I never heard of this.... :shock:


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Surprised me also
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:15 pm 
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Check this out:

Egyptian artists could depict sexual relations between humans and anthropomorphized deities without transgressing the bounds of modesty. According to Egyptian royal mythology, either a king's human mother (a queen) is impregnated by a god or his human father (a king) impregnates a goddess. The future king is born, nursed and proclaimed legitimate by the divine parent; then, when he comes of age, he accedes to the crown.(10)

These themes are depicted in the temple of Queen Hatshepsut (1478-1458 B.C.E.) at Deir el Bahari, as well as in the temple of Amenhotep III (1390-1353 B.C.E.) at Luxor. The dramatis personae are the god Amun-Ra and the human queens who bore Hatshepsut and Amenhotep III. Although in both depictions, which are almost identical to one another, sexual intercourse is only suggested, not actually depicted. Matters are explicit in the accompanying texts: The god gets into the queen's bed and, taking the form of her husband, unites with her sexually. Both queens recognize the god Amun-Ra, however, and they are delighted to be so honored.

A number of pictorial devices are used to soften the sexual dimension of the episode. The bed, the actual locale of the sexual union, is present, but the god and the queen are physically separated from it: Two goddesses seated on the bed hoist the couple above it. In one case, the god and queen sit on a long, horizontal hieroglyph for heaven, a device emphasizing the transcendental aspect of their union.

Nonetheless, it is clear what the god and queen are up to. They directly face one another, an unusual arrangement for a seated couple in Egyptian art, suggesting the imminence of an embrace. Furthermore, their legs overlap (but do not intertwine), suggesting the intercourse that is to follow and result in the birth of the king.

In both depictions, Amun-Ra makes a common gesture—repeated again and again in temple reliefs—of holding the life hieroglyph to the queen's nostrils, endowing her with life. At Deir el Bahari, Amun-Ra performs a more unusual gesture: Not only does he put the life hieroglyph to the queen's nose but he passes hieroglyphs representing life and "dominion or overlordship" to the queen at waist level. This latter symbol probably refers to the royal life transferred to the queen by the god in the act of copulation.

Never know what we will find in the depth's of our Ancient home, No? :o


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:38 pm 
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I saw that and thought it was quite interesting.


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That's exactly
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:17 pm 
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what I thought! I also thought it interesting that after watching this episode for a length of time and getting to the Victorian Era. I thought I had somehow missed the Egyptian View's, only minute's later to be greeted with them. Odd as to the structure in the sequence of event's, but oh, so very interesting!


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