Feb 10 - Ancient Egyptian Civilization Ancient Wed Feb 10...

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Ancient Egyptian Civilization Ancient Egyptian Civilization Wed Feb 10 Cosmogenies II Egypt in the Stone Age I (Paleolithic)
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Cosmogeny/ies Cosmogeny/ies Creation myths, theologies, cosmologies—explanations of how the universe was created 1. Hermopolis 2. Heliopolis 3. Memphis 1. Amun cult centered at Thebes
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Cosmogenies Cosmogenies Hermopolitan Theology/Cosmogeny creating plurality out of the void inside watery chaos The Ogdoad—4 male/female pairs of elemental beings 1. Nu and Naunet (water) 2. Amun and Amunet (air?) 3. Kuk and Kauket (darkness) 4. Huh and Hauhet (eternity) (names already in Pyramid Texts) Thoth—wisdom, writing, magic Greeks connect him w/Hermes Benben as pyramid inspiration? benben Re emerges
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the Ennead Cosmogenies Cosmogenies Heliopolitan Theology/Cosmogeny The Ennead—9 gods from 1 in 4 generations Atum—”the All” autogenetic via spit, masturbation, or self-impregnation Shu (air) and Tefnut (moisture), who begat Geb (earth) and Nut (sky), who begat Osiris, Seth, Isis and Nepthys, eventually begat Horus (from Osiris and Isis) Atum, in Dyn 19 royal tomb Nut Geb Shu
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Heliopolitan Theology/Cosmogeny Plutarch’s Isis and Osiris (2 nd c.) Seth and Osiris Isis, Nepthys, Anubis Seth v. Horus Chaos ( isfet ) and order ( ma’at ) Balance v. abolishment Anubis patching up Osiris restored Horus eye aka, wadjet
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2010 for the course NES 2668 taught by Professor Monroe, c during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.

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