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Divine child

Divine child  

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The divine child, or puer aeternus, is the hero of the monomyth or sometimes the god as a child. Typically, he or she is miraculously conceived, like Jesus, Horus, Zoroaster ...
Egyptian deities

Egyptian deities  

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The Graeco‐Roman view of Egyptian religion is sharply fissured. Many writers of all periods, and probably most individuals, found in the Egyptians' worship of animals a polemical contrast to their ...
falcon

falcon  

In Egyptian mythology, the god Horus is represented as having the head of a falcon.The name is recorded from Middle English (in form faucon, originally denoting any diurnal bird of prey used in ...
Geb

Geb  

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[Di],Egyptian god, the earth god, represented as a man. A member of the Ennead of Heliopolis, husband of Nut.
Haroeris

Haroeris  

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[Di]Egyptian god. See Horus.
Hathor

Hathor  

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In Egyptian mythology, a sky goddess, the patron of love and joy, represented variously as a cow, with a cow's head or ears, or with a solar disc between a cow's horns. Her name means ‘House of ...
Ihy

Ihy  

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[Di]Egyptian god of music, shown as a boy with the side‐lock of youth and carrying a sistrum. Son of Horus and Hathor.
Illuyanka cycle

Illuyanka cycle  

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In Hittite-Hurrian mythology the monstrous Serpent Illuyanka is the perennial enemy of the Storm god. In the first Illuyanka story, the storm god is defeated in a battle at Kiskilussa ...
Imseti

Imseti  

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[Di]Egyptian god, one of the four sons of Horus. Human‐headed; a model of his head was often used as the stopper of the canopic jar containing the liver.
Isis

Isis  

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In Egyptian mythology, a goddess of fertility, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Her worship spread to western Asia, Greece, and Rome, where she was identified with various local goddesses, and ...
Neith Creates Light from Her Eyes

Neith Creates Light from Her Eyes  

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(Egypt)Neith (Net) was the mother goddess, the national goddess of Lower Egypt, a great hunter whose symbol was a crossed bow and arrows. She always had a separate existence, was never paired with ...
Osiris

Osiris  

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In Egyptian mythology, a god originally connected with fertility, husband of Isis and father of Horus. He is known chiefly through the story of his death at the hands of his brother Seth and his ...
Osiris, Killed by Set, Is Resurrected by Isis

Osiris, Killed by Set, Is Resurrected by Isis  

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God's Rebirth Prefigures Man's Rebirth.The two sides of God during the period of creation are frequently represented by antithetical characters—portrayed, for example, by the children of God (see: ...
Ra

Ra  

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In Egyptian mythology, the sun god, the supreme Egyptian deity, worshipped as the creator of all life and typically portrayed with a falcon's head bearing the solar disc. He appears travelling in his ...
Sacred king, sacred queen

Sacred king, sacred queen  

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In many mythological and religious traditions, the king is an embodiment of deity on earth. In Celtic Ireland the integrity of the king at Tara was associated with the land's ...
Seth

Seth  

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In Egyptian mythology, an evil god who murdered his brother Osiris and wounded Osiris's son Horus. Seth is represented as having the head of an animal with a long pointed snout.
Solar deities

Solar deities  

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It is hardly surprising that from very ancient times humans have associated the sun—the source of heat and light— with a supreme deity, the master of the heavens, who drives ...
sphinx

sphinx  

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Ancient Egyptian sculptured figure of a recumbent lion's body with a male human head (androsphinx), often with the Nemes headdress. Sphinxes in the Egyptian style were often made by the Romans, and ...
Thoth

Thoth  

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In Egyptian mythology, a moon god, the god of wisdom, justice, and writing, patron of the sciences, and messenger of Ra, identified by the Greeks with Hermes. He is most often represented in human ...

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