Epithets of Yinepu (Anubis)

Epithets of Yinepu (Anubis)

Ancient Egyptian Names

  • Khenty-Amentiu-Foremost of Westerners[1]

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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 .

Nephthys Devotional Update

I wanted to let everyone  know that I’m  still working on  the Nephthys devotional, She Who Speaks Through Silence: A Devotional Anthology of Nebet Het (Nephthys).  I am waiting on some submissions and Tamara Siuda’s  The Ancient  Egyptian Daybook to be published since  I  wanted to include as many festivals to Her in the book as possible (with credit and citations, of course!).

So far the sections I have are:

Ancient Hymns and Prayers

Essays

Ritual and  Magic (I only have  three things here.)

My Poetry to Nebet Het (over 40 poems)

My Poetry to Aset and Nebet  Het (about 30 poems)

Modern Hymns, Prayers and Adorations

Fiction

And an  Epilogue of Epithet and Syncretization Lists

Also References and a Glossary

Contributor Biographies

 

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Izzy (Isidora) helping me  with my Nebet Het research!

Edited: Epithets of Wesir

Beloved of Nut
Beloved of Ra
Beloved of Your Two Images
Born of Heru-Ra of the Two Horizons
Born the Image of the God of Gods
Brilliant One
Bull of Amenti
Bull of the Two Goddesses
Bull of the West

the Coptite
Dweller in the Underworld

Eldest in the Body of His Mother Nut
Eldest Born
Enshrouded One

First of the Five

Foremost of the Land of the Lake
Foremost of Westerners
Foremost of the West
Giver of Years
Gold of Millions
God Above the Heavens
Great God
Great Heir of Geb
Great One Among the Gods
Guide

Guided on His Path by His Sister Aset
He at the Head of the West
He Who Awakens Whole at the Head of the Living
He Who Comes into Being in the Dark
He Who is in the God’s Tent
He Who is in the Heart of the Gods
Head of the Western Land
Heir of Geb
Heir of the Two Thrones
Hidden One
Inert One
King of Kings, Lord of Lords
King of the Gods
King of the West Who Commands the Region of Silence
Male One of Amenti
Messenger of Heaven to Earth
Mysterious One
Leader
Lord Worthy of Many Hundreds and Thousands of Praises
Lord of Abydos
Lord of Bounty
Lord of Busiris
Lord of Egypt
Lord of the Ennead
Lord of Eternity
Lord of Fear
Lord of Great Fear and Trembling
Lord of Life
Lord of Love
Lord of Rosetau
Lord of the Assembly
Lord of the Dead
Lord of the Holy Country
Lord of the Holy Land
Lord of the Living
Lord of the Mysteries in the Mysterious Place
Lord of the Pomegranate Nome
Lord of the Royal Crown
Lord of the Sky
Lord of the Ways
Lord of the West
Lord of the White Crown
Lord of Women
Of Many Paths
Of the South
On His Throne
One Beloved of Gods and Goddesses

One Foremost in the House of Gold
One Who Inspires Dread in Busiris
One Who is in His Shrine
One Who Places Sokar on His Sledge
Opener of Ways to the Gods
Power of the Gods
Powerful in Abydos
Prince
Prince Great in His Terror
Ram Who Dwells in Busiris
Resplendent One with the White CrownRuler of Eternity
Ruler of Rulers
Ruler of the Region of Silence
Ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt
Ruler Who is in Abydos

Shu Who has Risen in the Great Opet
Son of Nut
Soul of Ra
Strong One
Strong One Among the Gods
Sweet Lord
The Terrible
Uniter of Heaven to Earth
Unique God
Veiled One
Virile Infant
Wennefer-Beneficient One
Who Annihilates His Enemies
Who Behold the Two Goddesses United
Who Causes His Shadow Daily in the Land
Who Causes Himself to Come into Being
Who Causes the Inundation

Who comes from Herakleopolis
Who Contains in Himself the Mysterious Power of Birth into New Life
Who Destroys the Souls in Revolt Against Him
Whose Heart Palpitates Not
Who is in His Coffin
Who is Unknown to Mankind
Whose Places are Mysterious
Whose Soul Lives
Whose Word Destroys His Enemies
Who Repulses His Enemies

Bibliography

Coppens, Filip. The Wabet: Tradition and Innovation in Temples of the Ptolemaic and Roman Period. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2007.

Dennis, James Teackle. Burden of Isis: Being the Laments of Isis and Nephthys. London: J. Murray, 1918.

Foster, John. Hymns, Prayers and Songs: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry. Scholars Press, 1995.

Piankoff, Alexandre. Tomb of Ramesses VI: Bollingen I. University of Princeton Press, 1954.

Piankoff, Alexandre. The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amun: Bollingen II. University of Princeton Press, 1955.

Pinch, Geraldine. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses and Traditions of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Roberts, Alison. My Heart My Mother: Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt. England: Northgate Publishers, 2000.

Wilkinson, Richard H. The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003.

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

Zecchi, Marco. “Osiris in the Fayyum.” Fayyum Studies: Volume 2. Sergio Pernigotti and Marco Zecchi, ed. Ante Quem and Dipartimento di Archeologia dell’Università di Bologna, 2006.
pages 122-124; 126-127; 131; 132-133; 133-134; 136;

Epithets of Ra

Epithets of Ra
All-Lord
Besouled
Far-Reaching
Far-Striding
Father of All
Father and Mother of All Living Things
Glorious
Great God Who Came into Being of Himself
He of the Horizon
He Who Comes into Being of Himself
King of the Gods
Lord of All the Gods
Lord of the Gods
Lord of the Heavens
Lord of the Horizon
Lord of the Nine Gods
Lord of the Secret Casket Belonging to Aset
Lord of the Sunbeams
Lord of Time
Luminous One
Mighty
One Who Comes into Being
Ruler of the Gods
Shining
Sovereign Who Created the Gods
Strong
Sun as the Sovereign Power in the Horizon
Who Created His Names
Who Gave Commands and the Gods Came into Being
Who Has No Opponent Among the Gods
Who Shines Forth from the Horizon Every Day

Bibliography

Faulkner, R. O. and Ogden Goelet. The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth By Day. Chronicle Books, 1998. Spell 15, plate 20.

Foster, John. Hymns, Prayers and Songs: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry. Scholars Press, 1995.

Muller, Maya. “Re and Re-Horakhty,” in Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion. edited by Donald Redford. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp.325-328.

Piankoff, Alexandre. Tomb of Ramesses VI: Bollingen I. University of Princeton Press, 1954.

Piankoff, Alexandre. The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amun: Bollingen II. University of Princeton Press, 1955.

Pinch, Geraldine. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses and Traditions of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

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

Roberts, Alison. My Heart My Mother: Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt. England: Northgate Publishers, 2000.

Wilkinson, Richard H. The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003.

Epithets of Wesir

Epithets of Wesir
Beloved of Nut
Beloved of Ra
Beloved of Your Two Images
Born of Heru-Ra of the Two Horizons
Born the Image of the God of Gods
Brilliant One
Bull of Amenti
Bull of the Two Goddesses
Bull of the West
Dweller in the Underworld
Eldest Born
Enshrouded One
Foremost of Westerners
Foremost of the West
Giver of Years
Gold of Millions
God Above the Heavens
Great God
Great Heir of Geb
Great One Among the Gods
Guide
He at the Head of the West
He Who Awakens Whole at the Head of the Living
He Who Comes into Being in the Dark
He Who is in the God’s Tent
He Who is in the Heart of the Gods
Head of the Western Land
Heir of Geb
Heir of the Two Thrones
Hidden One
Inert One
King of Kings, Lord of Lords
King of the Gods
King of the West Who Commands the Region of Silence
Male One of Amenti
Messenger of Heaven to Earth
Mysterious One
Leader
Lord Worthy of Many Hundreds and Thousands of Praises
Lord of Abydos
Lord of Bounty
Lord of Busiris
Lord of Egypt
Lord of the Ennead
Lord of Eternity
Lord of Fear
Lord of Great Fear and Trembling
Lord of Life
Lord of Love
Lord of Rosetau
Lord of the Assembly
Lord of the Dead
Lord of the Holy Country
Lord of the Holy Land
Lord of the Living
Lord of the Mysteries in the Mysterious Place
Lord of the Pomegranate Nome
Lord of the Royal Crown
Lord of the Sky
Lord of the Ways
Lord of the West
Lord of the White Crown
Lord of Women
Of Many Paths
Of the South
On His Throne
One Beloved of Gods and Goddesses
One Who Inspires Dread in Busiris
One Who is in His Shrine
One Who Places Sokar on His Sledge
Opener of Ways to the Gods
Power of the Gods
Powerful in Abydos
Prince
Prince Great in His Terror
Ram Who Dwells in Busiris
Resplendent One with the White Crown
Ruler of Rulers
Ruler of the Region of Silence
Ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt
Ruler Who is in Abydos
Son of Nut
Soul of Ra
Strong One
Strong One Among the Gods
Sweet Lord
The Terrible
Uniter of Heaven to Earth
Unique God
Veiled One
Virile Infant
Wennefer-Beneficient One
Who Annihilates His Enemies
Who Behold the Two Goddesses United
Who Causes His Shadow Daily in the Land
Who Causes Himself to Come into Being
Who Causes the Inundation
Who Contains in Himself the Mysterious Power of Birth into New Life
Who Destroys the Souls in Revolt Against Him
Whose Heart Palpitates Not
Who is in His Coffin
Who is Unknown to Mankind
Whose Places are Mysterious
Whose Soul Lives
Whose Word Destroys His Enemies
Who Repulses His Enemies


Bibliography

Dennis, James Teackle. Burden of Isis: Being the Laments of Isis and Nephthys. London: J. Murray, 1918.

Foster, John. Hymns, Prayers and Songs: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry. Scholars Press, 1995.

Piankoff, Alexandre. Tomb of Ramesses VI: Bollingen I. University of Princeton Press, 1954.

Piankoff, Alexandre. The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amun: Bollingen II. University of Princeton Press, 1955.

Pinch, Geraldine. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses and Traditions of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Roberts, Alison. My Heart My Mother: Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt. England: Northgate Publishers, 2000.

Wilkinson, Richard H. The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003.

LAGG Animals-Aset

So I have been translating Aset’s section of the LAGG (Lexicon der Ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnungen edited by Christian Leitz et al). First off, this is awesome. And secondly, there are 80 pages. Yes, you read that right. Aset has 80 pages of epithets, names, and manifestations listed in this one volume of this series of books). I translated a lot of the location section today and well, I needed a break from Nomes and cities so I skipped ahead to the animal section. I translated that section and there are a few things I didn’t know.

Her usual animals are listed there: Black Kite, Celestial Cow, Cobra, Hippopotamus, Falcon, Scorpion and Lioness. What was a surprise to me was a Greyhound, a Dog, a Female Baboon, two different types of fish, a dolphin (which is actually the Nile Tilapia fish) and a Tern (which is apparently a type of bird).

So just thought I’d share this with everyone.

Dua Aset (Hail Aset)!