Ancient Egyptian Religion
الديانة المصرية القديمة
[EGYPT 29341] ’Tree goddess in Nakht's tomb at Luxor.’ A scene in the tomb of Nakht portrays a tree goddess presenting several offerings to the deceased on a tray: beer, an elongated bread, a cup of grapes and a bunch of onions. Suspended from her right hand hangs a grape vine and in the left she holds three stems of papyrus. Although there is no text here that describes her, the tree goddess or 'Lady of the Sycamore' is usually identified with either Nut, Hathor or Isis. In most tombs she...
Sobek, se le representaba con cuerpo humano y cabeza de cocodrilo.Sobre ésta lleva unos cuernos retorcidos de los que salen dos plumas, un disco solar y dos ureos. Al parecer, el Nilo surgió del sudor de Sobek, pues este dios fue su creador. Era llamado "Señor de las aguas". Sobek era adorado para favorecer la fertilidad y la abundancia, y para alejar el peligro de los cocodrilos del Nilo.
Nebamun Tomb. Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting representing Nebamun, standing in a small boat, fowling and fishing in the marshes, his wife stands behind and his daughter sits beneath, he holds a throw-stick in one hand and three decoy herons in the other, his cat is shown catching three of the numerous birds which have been startled from the papyrus-thicket, fish are shown beneath the water-line, eight vertical registers of hieroglyphs remain.
Horus and Seth pacified performing the Sema-Tawy Ritual (lotus and papyrus entwined, the Union of the Two Lands, Upper and Lower Egypt); on the top, above the Sema-Tawy symbol, is represented the Royal Cartouche with the name of King Sesostris I as "King of Upper and Lower Egypt", KheperKaRa; detail from the throne of a statue of King Sesostris I (1971-1926 bc)
[EGYPT 29530] 'Zodiac sign Taurus at Dendera.' A black raging bull portrays the zodiac sign Taurus on the astronomical ceiling in the outer hypostyle hall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera. The animal seems to stoop under the weight of a big white moon. The ceiling consists of seven separate strips but here we are looking at a detail of the upper register of the EASTERNMOST STRIP. There are six zodiac signs depicted in the entire eastermost strip and the other six can be found on the we...
[EGYPT 29585] 'Big Dipper, Draco and Capricorn on astronomical ceiling at Dendera.' This detail of the astronomical ceiling in the outer hypostyle hall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera shows several deities, most of which are related to heavenly bodies and the hours of the night. The astronomical ceiling consists of seven separate strips but here we are looking at a segment of the upper register of the WESTERNMOST STRIP. The bull-like figure on the right personifies the constellation o...