Gods, Religion, and Magic

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Unformatted text preview: Gods, Religion and Magic Egyptian Magic Magicians and Priests Written Text Magic Magic Manifestations of direct contact between the divine and human worlds “.... to me belonged the universe before you gods had come into being. You have come afterwards because I am Heka ”. CofFn Texts Funerary papyrus of the priestess Nesitanebetisheru c. 950 BCE HEKA Heka a force used by the creator deity to maintain the world. Primary cosmic force. Power that came into existence at the moment of creation. Power behind Hu (utterance). Also personi¡ed as a god in a human form and could be identi¡ed with the creator himself Worshipped in different periods of time as part of various triads (Ok: Heliopolis, FIP: Magic Manifestations of direct contact between the divine and human worlds “.... to me belonged the universe before you gods had come into being. You have come afterwards because I am Heka ”. CofFn Texts Funerary papyrus of the priestess Nesitanebetisheru c. 950 BCE HEKA Heka a force used by the creator deity to maintain the world. Primary cosmic force. Power that came into existence at the moment of creation. Power behind Hu (utterance). Also personi¡ed as a god in a human form and could be identi¡ed with the creator himself Worshipped in different periods of time as part of various triads (Ok: Heliopolis, FIP: W. Delta, NK: Memphite necropolis, Ptol: Esna). HERMOPOLITAN COSMOGONY OGDOAD NUN AND NAUNET: PRIMEVAL WATERS HUH AND HAUHET/HEHET: INFINITY KUK-KAUKET/KEKET: DARKNESS AMUN-AMUNET: HIDDENNESS, UNSEEN AIR OR WIND/INVISIBILITY Center of magical knowledge PTAH: CREATOR GOD WORSHIPED IN MEMPHIS Path creates other deities and does this by “the thoughts of his heart and words of his mouth” The spoken word, the power of creative utterance, was an important part to summon gods and people into being The Magician always sought to emulate this power Egyptian, late Third Intermediate Period-early Dynasty 26, 945-600 BC MEMPHITE COSMOGONY HELIPOLIS COSMOGONY HELIOPOLIS/ GOD ATUM (RE-ATUM) Sakhmet -Hathor and Bastet Anubis was the guardian of all magic Sakhmet Her name means the powerful one. She is the wife of Ptah, and mother of Nefertem. A lion-headed goddess. Sakhemet is also known as the mistress of pestilence. Taweret Deities related to magic Thoth possessed the power of Heka British Museum EA 9901/3 Thoth from the Book of the Dead of Hunefer 19th Dynasty. Cult center at Hermopolis Inventor of writing Patron of scribes WAM 664-332 BC (Late Period) Tittle of good doctor ISIS wam ca. 680-640 BC (Late Period) Power to reserve and prevent the decay of Osiris Saviour She is also the mistress of magic and healing....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course NE STUD 18 taught by Professor Redmount during the Fall '10 term at Berkeley.

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