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Sacred Symbols of Yinepu (Anubis)

Sacred Symbols of Yinepu/Anubis

Sacred  Animals

  • Black Dog
  • Bull
  • Dog
  • Falcon
  • Lion
  • Lord of the Milk Cows
  • Jackal[1]

 

Aspects and Syncretisms

Identification with Other Gods

  • Dunanui
  • Harpokrates (Horus the Child)
  • Heru (Horus)
  • Heru-sa-Aset (Horus, son of Isis)
  • Khenty-Amentiu (Foremost of Westerners)
  • Shai
  • Shu[2]

 

Syncretisms

  • Yinepu-Wepwawet (Anubis-Wepwawet)[3] 

 

Sources

[1] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003), 100.  Translated by Bezenwepwy.

[2] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003), 103-104.  Translated by Bezenwepwy.

[3] Vandier, Jacques. Le Papyrus Jumilhac.  (Paris: Musée du Louvre, 1961), 127.

 

Ra Symbols

Ra’s Sacred Items

This will be included in the Ra Anthology, which will be out sometime next year.

Sacred Animals
Falcon
Hawk
White Heron/Bennu Bird (Phoenix)
Tom-Cat
Lion
Jackal
Greyhound
Dog
Bull
Ram (as Ra-Atum or Ra-Wesir)

Sacred Symbols
Sun
His Barque
Pyramids
Obelisks
The Bennu Bird (White Heron; Phoenix)

Sources

Quirke, Stephen. The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2001.

Leitz, Christian. Lexikon der ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnun. Band 4. Peeters, 2003.

Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129; Band 8). Peeters, 2003.

 

 

A Small Update

So the Hurricane left me without power for a week.  And during that time, I was also sick with congestion and coughing, etc.  I finally made it to an urgent care center when my temperature hit 101F.  I went through medicine and antibiotics.  I’m doing much better, but I’m still sick.

So I’m going to go eat more soup now.

I hope everyone is doing well.

Epithets of Mut

At the Head of the Earth Maker[1]

August Daughter[2]

Beautiful One[3]

Beautiful of Hands[4]

Cat of the Mistress of Heaven[5]

Cobra of Ra[6]

Daughter of Ra[7]

Daughter-Mother Who Made Her Begetter[8]

Daughter Who Became a Mother[9]

Eye of Ra[10]

Foremost in the Ennead[11]

Foremost Mother[12]

Golden Lady[13]

Good Cat[14]

Good Mother[15]

Great[16]

Great Cobra[17]

Great One[18]

Great Uraeus[19]

Great Young Lioness[20]

Great of Dread[21]

Great of Magic[22]

Healthy Mother[23]

Lady of Beauty[24]

Lady of Heaven[25]

Lady of Isheru[26]

Lady of Love[27]

Lady of Roaring[28]

Lady of the Sky[29]

Lady of Terror[30]

Lady of the Two Lands[31]

Lady of the Lotus Flowers[32]

Lady of the Underworld[33]

Mightier Than the Gods[34]

Mistress of All the Gods[35]

Mistress of Amun’s House[36]

Mistress of Attraction in the Palace of the Lord of the Gods (Amun-Ra)[37]

Mistress of Crowns[38]

Mistress of Diadems[39]

Mistress of Heaven[40]

Mistress of Isheru[41]

Mistress of Karnak[42]

Mistress of Megeb[43]

Mistress of All the Gods[44]

Mistress of the Cobra[45]

Mistress of the Crowns[46]

Mistress of the Isheru-lake[47]

Mistress of the Palace[48]

Mistress of the Per Wer (naos-shrine)[49]

Mistress of the Two Lands[50]

Mistress of the Sky[51]

Mistress of the Uraeus[52]

Mother of the God Khonsu, the Child[53]

Mother of the Mothers[54]

Mother of Her Country[55]

Mother of the Creator[56]

Mother of Her Sire[57]

Mother of Ra[58]

Mother of the Victory Chant[59]

Of All Goddesses[60]

One Who Comes from Thebes[61]

Palace Snake[62]

Peaceful Mother[63]

Powerful Noble Woman[64]

Princess of Abaton.[65]

Princess of All the Gods[66]

Pure Mother[67]

Queen of the Gods[68]

Ruler of the Gods[69]

Ruler of the Two Lands[70]

She Gives Sunlight[71]

She Illumines Our Faces, When She Shines as Ra[72]

She Who Causes the Lands to Live By Means of Her Sun-Rays[73]

She Who is Great in Heaven, like the Horizon[74]

Shining Like Gold[75]

Sole One in the Midst of the Lands[76]

Sun Goddess[77]

Sunbeams Fall from Her[78]

Sweet of Voice[79]

Venerable[80]

Weret Great[81]

Who Has Appeared in the Sky[82]

Who Brought For the Light Anew[83]

Who Covers the Sundisk with Her Light[84]

Who Created Brightness in Order to Repel Darkness[85]

Who Gives Birth to Every God[86]

Who Illumines the Entire Land with Her Rays[87]

Who Makes Life and Spits Out the Inundation[88]

Who Resides in Shanhur[89]

Whose Dread and Awe are in the Palace[90]

Whose Shape is Great[91]

Wonderful Snake Who Wound Herself Around Her Father Ra[92]

[1] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  85.

[2] Roberts, Alison M. Hathor Rising: the Serpent Power of Ancient Egypt. (Northgate Publishers, 1995), 60.

[3] Junker, Hermann and Eric Winter.  Das Geburtshaus des Tempels der Isis in Phila.

(Wien, 1965), 337.  Translated by Chelsea Bolton.

[4] Lesko, Barbara. The Great Goddesses of Egypt. (Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999), 146.

[5] Te Velde, H. “The Cat as Sacred Animal of the Goddess Mut.” Numen 97 (1980):.132.

[6] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003), 223.

[7] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 134.

[8] Te Velde, Te Velde, Herman. “Towards a Minimal Definition of the Goddess Mut.” Jaarbericht van het Vooraziatisch-Egyptisch Genootschap Leiden 26 (1979): 7.

[9] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt,  151.

[10] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt,  144.

[11] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[12] Siuda, Tamara L. The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook. (Stargazer Design, 2009),  71.

[13] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 154.  Te Velde, Mut Eye of Ra, 402.

[14] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 145.

[15] Siuda, Prayerbook, 71.

[16] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 132.

[17] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003), 223.

[18] Te Velde, Herman. “Mut, the Eye of Re.” S. Schoske (ed). in Akten des vierten Internationalen Ägyptologen-Kongresses München vol. 3 (1985), (Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur Beihefte 3), 398.

[19] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  53.

[20] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003), 222.

[21] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[22] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 287, footnote 4.  Te Velde, Mut Eye of Ra, 402.

[23] Siuda, Prayerbook, 71.

[24] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003),  220-227.

[25] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 134.

[26] Roberts, Hathor Rising, 60.

[27] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003),  220-227.

[28] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003), 220-227.

[29] El-Sabban, 61.  Junker, Hermann and Eric Winter.  Das Geburtshaus des Tempels der Isis in Phila.  (Wien, 1965), 337.  Translated by Chelsea Bolton.

[30] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 141.  Te Velde, Mut Eye of Ra, 401.

[31] Siuda, Prayerbook, 71.

[32] Roberts, Hathor Rising, 77.

[33] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003),  220-227.

[34] Wilkinson, Richard H.  The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt.  (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003), 155.

[35] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 138.  Te Velde, Mut Eye of Ra, 398.

[36] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[37] Te Velde, Mut Eye of Ra, 401.

[38] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 134.

[39] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 135.

[40] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt,  135 and 146.  Te Velde, Mut Eye of Ra, 398.

[41] Te Velde, Towards a Minimal Definition of the Goddess Mut, 7.  Te Velde, Mut Eye of Ra, 398.

[42] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 135.  Junker, Hermann.  Der Grosse Pylon des Tempels der Isis in Phila.  (Wien: Kommission bei Rudolf M. Rohrer, 1958), 187.  Translated by Chelsea Bolton.

[43] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 131.

[44] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  85.

[45] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003), 222.

[46] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 259.

[47] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  85.

[48] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 287, footnote 4.

[49] Bryan, Betsy M. “The Temple of Mut: New Evidence on Hatshepsut’s Building Activity”. in Roehrig, Catharine H., Cathleen A. Keller, and Renée Dreyfus (eds). Hatshepsut: from Queen to Pharaoh. (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven, Yale University Press, 2005), 182.

[50] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 138.  Te Velde, Mut Eye of Ra, 398.

[51]Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 259.  Te Velde, Towards a Minimal Definition of the Goddess Mut, 7.

[52] Roberts, Hathor Rising, 77 .

[53] Junker, Hermann.  Der Grosse Pylon des Tempels der Isis in Phila.  (Wien: Kommission bei Rudolf M. Rohrer, 1958), 187.  Translated by Chelsea Bolton.

[54] Roberts, Hathor Rising, 75 .

[55] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt,  132.

[56] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003), 220-227.

[57] Te Velde, Towards a Minimal Definition of the Goddess Mut, 7.

[58] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003), 220-227.

[59] Siuda, Prayerbook, 71.

[60] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  64.

[61] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  71.

[62] Roberts, Hathor Rising, 77.

[63] Siuda, Prayerbook, 71.

[64] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  71.

[65] Junker, Hermann and Eric Winter.  Das Geburtshaus des Tempels der Isis in Phila.

(Wien, 1965), 337.  Translated by Chelsea Bolton.

[66] Junker, Hermann and Eric Winter.  Das Geburtshaus des Tempels der Isis in Phila.

(Wien, 1965), 337.  Translated by Chelsea Bolton.

[67] Siuda, Prayerbook, 71.

[68] Wilkinson, Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, 155.

[69] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 132 and 134.

[70] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[71] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[72] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[73] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[74] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[75] Roberts, Hathor Rising, 77.

[76] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[77] Leitz, Christian, ed. Lexicon der Aegyptischen Goetter und Goetterbezeichnungen (LAGG, OLA 129, Band 8). (Peeters, 2003),  220-227.

[78] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[79] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[80] Junker, Hermann and Eric Winter.  Das Geburtshaus des Tempels der Isis in Phila.

(Wien, 1965), 337.  Translated by Chelsea Bolton.

[81] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 132.

[82] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  53.

[83] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt,  151.

[84] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  64.

[85] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  64.

[86] Roberts, Hathor Rising, 75 .

[87] Lesko, The Great Goddesses of Egypt, 146.

[88] Siuda, Prayerbook, 71.

[89] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  71.

[90] Roberts, Hathor Rising, 77.

[91] Willems, Harco, and Filip Coppens, Marleen De Meyer and Peter Dils.  The Temple of Shanhur: Volume 1. (Peeters, 2003),  53.

[92] Roberts, Hathor Rising, 75 .