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8. Foreign Gods

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Unformatted text preview: Auaris" = Baal since the early 14th dynasty (1700 BCE) 15 Resheph, „the burning one“. •  Popular in the Levant as a god of pesFlence and plague, warfare, guard of the gates of the Underworld •  Introduced under Amenophis II (military port of Peru‐ Nefer). In Ramesside Fmes also worshipped by lower levels of society. Ahested from the Delta to Lower Nubia. VoFve stelae from Deir el‐Medina Postures: – threatening, either standing or sikng, with hand holding a weapon raised above his head White crown, partly with gazelle head EgypFan or AsiaFc beard Kilt to the knees, belt, tassels ahached to the kilt Weapon: bahle axe or mace Javelin and shield in his leL hand. Rare statue Threatening, seated •  standing god with weapons lowered, most frequently on the so‐called triades with Min and Qudshu/Qadesh Astarte Goddess of war and protector of the king’s chariot/horses (new depicFon from Piramesse/ QanFr) Depicted riding on horseback, with the Atef‐crown and wearing weapons. Astarte and Anat are called the shield of Ramesses III Appears prominently in a myth (borrowed into EgypFan literature from the Levant) Anat, name probably means as much as „the violent one“. Her domains are hunFng and war. Famous text from Ugarit describes her joy when wading through the thigh‐high blood of enemies slain by Anat. First ahested in Egypt under Ramesses II. A hound of Ramesses II is called „Anat is protecFon“, a sword of the king „Anat is victorious“ On stele with Qudshu, Resheph and MIn Ramesses II and Anat Ramesses II and Anat One of...
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