Egyptian Mythology and Egyptian Christianity

Egyptian Mythology and Egyptian Christianity

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...who was to be appeased with gifts. Herodotus tells us that these Cabeiri were more particularly the gods of the Phenician settlements in the Delta, but from the papyri we learn that their worship was common to all the natives of Lower Egypt. Another Phenician deity is the foreign Venus, chiefly worshipped at Memphis, who, unlike the Egyptian goddessess, is wholly unclothed. She is Athor under a new form, having her long hair falling in two locks on her shoulders, and having a basket on her head. (See Eig. 81). She shows us a front view, and stands upon a lion that walks sideways. She stands between two gods, each on the top of a small temple with a door. One is the Egyptian Chem, who with his right arm raised holds the whip. The other is a foreign god, with an Asiatic beard: he holds a spear in his right hand, and the character for life in his left hand. In place of the sacred Asp, the usual ornament of a god's forehead, he has a dog's or stag's head Kg. 81. with two long ears; like that on the top of an Anubis-staff. The name of EANPO. 63 the goddess is Koun, the queen of Heaven; the name of the foreign god is Eanpo, Lord of Heaven, and king of the other gods. To Chem, the goddess presents a bunch of flowers, emblems of life, and to the foreign god two serpents, emblems of death, thus declaring the Gnostic and Manichean doctrine of Antitheses or oppositions between life and death, or good and evil, a doctrine of which we see many more traces in Lower Egypt than in the Thebaid. The goddess Koun, or Chiun, is mentioned by the prophet Amos, in chapter v. 26, where the Greek translators in the Septuagint version, have changed her name into Baephan, which in Acts vii. 43, is spelled Eemphan; and thus by a strange change we have these two more

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