11. Divine King

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Unformatted text preview: e Egypt (here Ramesses II worshipping Re/ himself at Abu Simbel) Need for mul6ple theological changes over 6me: – king originally "Horus on earth" – Emergence of the sun‐god Re in the 4th dynasty = 26th century provoked change Khafre “He appears, (namely) Re” Theological defini6on: King is ritual embodiment of Horus on earth and son of Re (of the true god Re) – he is oEen called "Re" nevertheless: As the temporary king who embodies Re's power on earth Your research essay The textbook will provide you with some preliminary informa6on on your topic and bibliographic references. There are useful encyclopedias with overvie...
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