The texts from which we gather knowledge of the Egyptian Underworld (Duat) include the various funerary texts which also served as guides to the underworld.
The Metternich Stele, currently housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is a stone slab carved with spells and stories which is believed… Read more “Healing Stories: The Magical/Medical Cippi of Horus”
The Egyptian pantheon functioned very differently compared with many of the other polytheistic deity groups that have existed around the world. An example: the Pharaoh Akenathen (Amenhotep… Read more “Polymorphism in Egyptian Iconography and Worship”
The Sphinx is an iconic image of Ancient Egypt; half-lion and half human, it waits in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza, a guardian of their… Read more “Riddles of the Sphinx”
Weaving was an important skill in many cultures around the world, allowing humans to create textiles from natural fibers found around them. For those readers that weave,… Read more “The Goddesses Who Wove the World”
One of the most well known ancient Egyptian mythological stories is the story of Isis and Osiris: brother and sister, and husband and wife. Isis and Osiris were… Read more “Isis and Osiris”
Nut (Nwt), the Egyptian sky goddess, is often pictured stretched over the world as she forms the heavens above. Each morning she gives birth to the sun,… Read more “Nut: The Egyptian Sky Goddess”
There is no single definitive Egyptian creation myth, rather a collection of stories that have been transmitted and revised over time. This is partly due to the… Read more “The Egyptian Ogdoad: The World Before Creation.”