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Egyptian Symbols and Definitions

Egyptian Symbols and Definitions
Djed It is believed that the Djed is a rendering of a human backbone. It represents stability and strength. Djew Which means mountain, the symbol suggests two peaks with the Nile valley in the middle. Feather of Maat Represents truth, justice, morality and balance. Fetish of Osiris An animal skin hanging from a stick, this is a symbol of Osiris and Anubis. Flail and Crook A symbol of royalty, majesty and dominion. Heb The heb glyph represents an alabaster bowl. Heb-Sed The Heb-Sed glyph Is a combination of the heb glyph and the sed glyph. Hedjet The White Crown. Ieb This symbol represents a heart. Imenet These symbols represent the west or western desert AKA the land of the dead. Ka The ka is usually translated as "soul" or "spirit" The ka came into existence when an individual was born. Khepresh The blue crown was a ceremonial crown often worn in battle. Khet This symbol represents a lamp or brazier on a stand from which a flame emerges. Maat Represents truth, justice, morality and balance. Menat Naos

Art Collector: 30 Ancient Egyptian Engravings - With footnotes - 5 - An Egyptian painted wood shabti for Lady Huy with an anthropoid coffin New Kingdom, 18th-19th Dynasty, circa 1550-1196 B.C. The shabti in typical mummiform posture, holding two hoes, wearing a striped tripartite wig and broad collar, the face finely rendered with painted features, the legs with six rows of hieroglyphs for the 'Lady of the house Huy, justified' with the standard shabti text from the Book of the Dead, the wood coffin possibly usurped, with four horizontal bands around the lid and base, a column of hieroglyphic text down the front of the lid with an offering formula to Osiris 'Lord of Abydos', some black and white pigment remaining, the foot of the lid with '112' painted in red, 21.3cm long. An Egyptian limestone anthropoid ancestor bust New Kingdom, 18th-20th Dynasty, circa 1550-1070 B.C. The tripartite wig, as the name suggested, was divided into three parts. An Egyptian feldspar (crystal) and silver falcon amulet New Kingdom, circa 1550-1070 B.C. 3.2cm long Taweret Red jasper

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Isis, Nephtys, Neith and Serket. Four Divine Egyptian Mourners? | HAIR AND DEATH IN ANCIENT EGYPT Last week we saw that in some cases Egyptian art offers images, whose meaning seems not clear, but which are based on well known practices from Ancient Egypt. That was the case of two scenes, one from the Book of the Caverns in the tomb of Ramses IX and the other one from the temple of Osiris in Abydos. In both cases four mourning women appear pulling and shaking a front lock of hair. Four mourners for Osiris with their front lock of hair falling forwards. We know that in Ancient Egypt belief the official mourners who took part in the deceased’s resurrection were two, Isis and Nephtys. These four female figures are categorized in the tomb of Ramses IX as “goddesses” and they are included in the decorative program of a tomb and the temple of Osiris in Abydos, both belonging to a funerary context. Is there a group of four goddesses in Ancient Egypt, who took care of the deceased? Canopic shrine of Tutankhamun with Serket on the left and Isis on the right. Wooden canopic chest of Satipi.

Thoth Tarot & comparisons The Thoth Tarot- Key 15-The Devil & The Night Sun Tarot-Key 15-The Devil: represent a concept that it is so subtle it is easily misunderstood. In fact the early Christian theologians, so misunderstood this concept that it is now considered synonymous with evil.....like the Evil Twin of a One or Monotheistic God... or some such nonsense. As modern person who knows the first law of physics, we know there is only "one energy that cannot be created nor destroyed, only transformed [and transmitted]". Therefore, evil is not and energy, it is a form of upside down thinking, which is often depicted as an upside down pentagram. The Hebrew letter Ayin, shown bottom left on the Thoth card, and top right of the Night Sun Tarot card, is attributed to this card, meaning Eye, which is a metaphor for "I": the "All Seeing Eye", which is the All Seeing Identity shown on the Thoth- goat's forehead. The Path of Ayin (meaning Eye, which is a symbol for The "I"), is the Twenty-sixth Path and is formative.

Precession of the Equinoxes - Age of Aquarius Precession of the Equinoxes In astronomy, axial precession is a gravity-induced, slow and continuous change in the orientation of an astronomical body's rotational axis. In particular, it refers to the gradual shift in the orientation of Earth's axis of rotation, which, like a wobbling top, traces out a pair of cones joined at their apices in a cycle of approximately 26,000 years (called a Great or Platonic Year in astrology). The term "precession" typically refers only to this largest secular motion; other changes in the alignment of Earth's axis - nutation and polar motion - are much smaller in magnitude. Earth's precession was historically called precession of the equinoxes because the equinoxes moved westward along the ecliptic relative to the fixed stars, opposite to the motion of the Sun along the ecliptic. This term is still used in non-technical discussions, that is, when detailed mathematics are absent. Causes Axial precession is similar to the precession of a spinning top. Hindu

Cat Headed Beings Cat Headed Beings Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses usually wore masks in the shape of birds (ascension) and cats or lions. Most of the masks were metaphors for creation ---> destruction--->rebirth as our consciousness moves from one reality - experience - to another. There is only one soul behind the creation of these mythological gods and goddesses - who can be found in the creational legends of all cultures. In ancient Egyptian mythology - the Lion or Cat represented Creation - Lioness - Sphinx - her male counterpart - Leo - who has supposedly been in power since the Age of Leo - approximately 13,000 years ago. The Goddess Bast - Bast is the Egyptian Goddess and protector of cats, women and children. The God Bes - Dwarf lion God of luck and fortune, Bes was much favored by women in Ancient Egypt. The Goddess Mafdet - This Goddess prevails over snakes and scorpions. The Goddess Sekhmet - A lion-headed goddess of war and battle of Memphis.

The Descent of Inanna into the Underworld: A 5,500-Year-Old Literary Masterpiece The Descent of Inanna (known also as ‘Inanna’s Descent to the Netherworld / Underworld’) is a piece of work in the literary corpus of ancient Mesopotamia. This story, which was originally written in cuneiform and inscribed on clay tablets, is in the form of a poem. The Descent of Inanna tells of the eponymous heroine’s journey to the Underworld to visit / to challenge the power of her recently widowed sister, Ereshkigal. The poem is thought to be imbued with meaning and symbolism, and various interpretations have been attached to it. Goddess of Sex and War Inanna is a goddess in Sumerian mythology, and is known also as Ishtar in the Akkadian pantheon. Ishtar/Inanna as a warrior presenting captives to the king ( public domain ) Among the World’s Oldest Poems The Descent of Inanna is thought to have been composed at some point of time between 3500 B.C. and 1900 B.C., though it has been suggested that it may have been created at an even earlier date.

Inanna – Sumerian Mother Goddess, Queen of Heaven and Earth | Goddess Inspired One of the longest lasting Goddesses from the ancient world is Sumer’s Inanna, who was revered in the Middle East for over 4,000 years. And even today in modern Islamic Iraq Inanna’s emblems of the reed knot and the date palm continue to have meaning to the people. [1] Inanna’s origins are very very old and date back well into the Neolithic age. It is believed that the Goddess-revering Al ‘Ubaid culture brought Her imagery with them when they settled in the region south west of the Euphrates river as early as the 6th millennium BCE, i.e. 8,000 years ago. In the early days of Her worship Inanna was still seen as the all-encompassing Mother Goddess. According to earliest records from the 4th millennium BCE Inanna’s grandmother is Nammu, the primordial Goddess of the Sea. True to Her heritage, Inanna is the Goddess of the Morning and Evening Star as well as the Moon. Inanna is often depicted with wings and a serpent-entwined staff. Inanna is the Goddess of Death and Destruction. Like this:

Essays on the U.S. Color Line » Blog Archive » How the Law Decided if You Were Black or White: The Early 1800s Essays on the Color Line and the One-Drop Ruleby Frank W Sweet August 11, 2004 n February of 1815, two young friends of John Adams traveled to Virginia, visited Monticello, and met Thomas Jefferson. Their names were George Ticknor and Francis Gray. Gray had never known slavery as an adult (which had ended 32 years earlier in his state of Massachusetts). Who was Jefferson talking about? When Jefferson died eleven years after writing the letter to Francis Gray, his prediction was fulfilled. Sally and Jefferson’s other son, however, was not so fortunate in the random mixing of his DNA strands. The above tale exemplifies three of America’s traditional methods of determining on which side of the color line someone belongs: blood fraction, appearance, and invisible blackness. The primary historical data source that this essay examines and relies upon in order to interpret the unfolding of the U.S. one-drop rule is the record of court cases. The question was not trivial. And so, the Gobu v.

Sin (2) Definition and Meaning - Bible Dictionary Sin [N] [T] [E] [H] [S] Sin is a riddle, a mystery, a reality that eludes definition and comprehension. Perhaps we most often think of sin as wrongdoing or transgression of God's law. Sin includes a failure to do what is right. But sin also offends people; it is violence and lovelessness toward other people, and ultimately, rebellion against God. The History of Sin. Throughout the Bible almost every sin reaches for things with some intrinsic value, such as security, knowledge, peace, pleasure, or a good name. Here too the first sins disclose the essence of later sins. Adam and Eve become sinners by a historical act. Genesis and Romans teach that Adam and Eve did not sin for themselves alone, but, from their privileged position as the first, originally sinless couple, act as representatives for the human race. In Cain's sin we have an early hint of the virulence and intractability of sin. Genesis 4-11 traces the development of sin. The Biblical Terminology of Sin. Daniel Doriani

The Rebel God: Did Jesus Break Old Testament Law? Did Jesus break Old Testament law? Looking at the Gospels it is clear that Jesus would say "no" while the Pharisees would say "yes." We read repeatedly in all four Gospel accounts that Jesus was accused by the Jewish religious leaders and biblical scholars of his day of being a lawbreaker and sinner. So did Jesus actually break Old Testament laws? The phrase "traditions of men" comes from something Jesus says in Mark regarding the practice of ceremonial washing of hands. The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. Jesus answers in response, "You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions" (v. 9), or more literally, "traditions of men." "Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. Note the conclusion made here by Mark: "In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean." "What comes out of a person is what defiles them.

Ben Stada BEN SṬADA, or Ben Sṭara, a person mentioned in two apparently unrelated passages in the Tosefta, identified in later tradition with Ben Pandira (Jesus). The first passage is found in Tosefta Shabbat (11:15), which reports a dispute concerning someone who made markings on his flesh. R. Eliezer held such a person liable for the desecration of the Sabbath, while his colleagues considered him exempt from punishment, since this is not the normal way of writing. The second baraita, which tells of Ben Sṭada's execution, is brought in the Jerusalem Talmud (Yev. 16:6, 15d) virtually Both of these traditions were originally brought in the Babylonian Talmud, but they were eliminated in part from later editions as a result of Christian censorship, for reasons that will be made clear immediately. While the Babylonian tradition clearly seems to identify Ben Sṭada with Ben Pantira (Jesus), it is highly unlikely that this reflects any historical tradition deriving from the tannaitic period. R.T.

Ireland 32 "Easter 1916" The 1916 Easter Rebellion spoke to the heart of Irish nationalism and emerged to dominate nationalist accounts of the origin and evolution of the Irish State. The decision by a hand- full of Irish patriots to strike a blow for Irish independence mesmerized the Irish people in its violent intensity and splendor. According to Richard Kearney, author of Myth and Terror, suddenly everything was dated 'Before or after Easter Week'. The subsequent executions of the sixteen rebel leaders by the British authorities marked an incredible transformation from Irish patriots to their martyrdom, which came to represent the high-water mark of redemptive violence, a glorious beginning and a bloody ending. Following the executions, the nationalist community closed ranks against the British government. In 1916, the political climate in Ireland was dangerously volatile, but few Irish citizens realized they were at the edge of an abyss. At first reading, the poem is bewildering. Works Cited

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