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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:33 am 
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The ancient Egyptians seem to have considered the swan to be a variety of goose.
does anyone know of Amun with a swan?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:25 pm 
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A...swan?

THAT'S news to me, I've heard about him becoming a goose and emitting a loud HONK! (Thus came the "Big Bang", which I personally thought was awesome), but a swan...that's an interesting concept.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:46 am 
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Swans and geese are very closely related. I, in some countries, that type of bird is referred to as "Swan-geese".
But I'm the same as Tut. I've never heard of the relationship with Amen and a swan--just geese.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:29 am 
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As far as the ancient Egyptians were concerned it would still be just Amun/goose even if a modern ornithologist called it Amun/swan


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