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Worshipped in the form of a ram in early New Kingdom, later as a man with a ram's head. At Elephantine he was guardian of the source of the Nile and thought to cause the inundation. He and his consort Satis and Anuket, their divine child, made up the...
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Satis, "The Lady of Elephantine" and "She of Sehel (the island)" the giver of water for purification of the deceased, and associated with the inundation. Together with Anuket she was the protectress of the waters of the Nile in the...
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The great god of the Nile was called Hapi. In sacred art, he was depicted as a man, somewhat overweight to symbolize abundance, and with female breasts to symbolize the river’s fertile properties. He is an ancient god, to the Egyptians as well as modern man,...
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Heket - a water deity in the form of a frog or a frog-headed woman. She made her debut into the Egyptian pantheon in pyramid inscriptions, in a magical text destined to allow the king to ascend into the sky. Later she became connected with birth, in a Middle...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Nit (Gr: Neith) Local goddess of Zau (Gr: Sais), known as early as the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Period when her influence probably was at its height. Earliest traces are her hieroglyph (crossed arrows on a shield) on a pole in front of the reed shrines...
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Ptah, Peteh, 'South of His Wall', 'The Ancient One', worshipped in Mennefer (Gr: Memphis) already in the early dynastic period, probably at first as the local patron of craftsmanship, his High Priest in Mennefer was titled 'Greatest of the controllers of...
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In Defense of the Cockroach
The ancient Egyptian “Book of the Dead” contains an insecticidal spell (“Be far from me, O vile cockroach, for I am the god Khnum”), and Pliny the Elder, in his “Natural History,” recommended that the “disgusting” pests be summarily squished.
Đông đảo khách hành hương Khu du lịch núi Bà Tây Ninh
Đôi vợ chồng trẻ người Campuchia, anh Thoean và chị Srey Na, ở xã Rong, huyện Me Mot, tỉnh Tbong khnum, sau khi qua Việt Nam, lên tận chùa Bà, khấn nguyện cầu phúc, xin lộc đầu năm, vui vẻ bộc bạch, đây là lần đầu tiên đến tham quan khu du lịch núi ...

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