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  1. page Glass edited Glass in Ancient Egypt ... popular luxury item item. Gems and Stones
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  2. page Salt edited ... Egyptian Name: Hmat or Spr ... religious taboo forbid forbids priests to Seasonings an…
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Friday, January 5

  1. page Human Mummies edited ... First, the body was taken to the Ibu en Waab ("Place of Purification,") where it was…
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    First, the body was taken to the Ibu en Waab ("Place of Purification,") where it was undressed and ritually washed in water from the Nile in the "Pool of Khonsu", mixed with natron. Like other embalming workshops, the Ibu en Waab was made of mudbrick or stone, surround by high walls for privacy. Then the body was carried to the Wabet ("Pure Workshop") and placed onto a slanted stone table. The abdomen was opened with a 3 to 5 inch incision at the lower right (on some occasions left) side and the liver, intestines, lungs, gall bladder, and stomach were removed. These organs were rinsed in palm wine, dried in natron, anointed with oils and spices, painted with resin, and then wrapped in linen. The organs were then preserved in canopic jars or tiny coffins.
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    also removed. The Egyptians considered the heart to be the seat of the soul, so it was returned to the body and sewn to the chest with gold thread instead of being placed in a canopic jar. When mummymakers
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    remaining viscera. The Egyptians considered the heart to be the seat of the soul, so it was returned to the body and sewn to the chest with gold thread instead of being placed in a canopic jar. The emptied
    Mummy labels made of wood or limestone were often used, and were strung around the neck as a means of identification. These labels listed not only the name of the deceased but also their parents' names, their profession, age, date of death, home town, the place where their body was to be buried, date of the funeral, and what type of funeral they had paid for. Sometimes mummy labels contained images of the protective funerary god Anubis and short prayers. An example from the Roman Period reads "May his Ka live: Psenmonthes, Son of Psenmonth, Stonecutter and Prophet of Imhotep. He lived fifty-eight years. His Ka serves Osiris, the Great God, who repeats for him rejuvenation and vigor into eternity. Consignment: to the harbor of the village of Kreke in the Arsinoite nome, from the village of Phila."
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Thursday, November 9

  1. page Demons edited ... Examples of names of demons are Sahekek ("He Who Causes Headaches"), Flame-eyed, Sha…
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    Examples of names of demons are Sahekek ("He Who Causes Headaches"), Flame-eyed, Sharpest of Them All, Existing on Maggots, Biter of Heads, Mistress of the Altar, She of Duration, Splitter of Heads, Slicer of Souls, Hands of Fire, Great of Power, Green of Flame, Crusher of Bones, Pale One, Serpent with Raised Head, You of the Darkness, Hot Foot, Companion of Death, Unknown Name, Watchman, Face Turned Behind Him, Eater of Entrails, Demolisher, Doubly Evil, Bone-Crusher, Shining-Tooth, Comes Forth as Death, Flint-Eyes, Flame-grasper, Repulsive of Face, Bone-smasher, Fiend from the Slaughterhouse, Wide-of-Stride, Shadow-eater, Spitter of Blood, Savage-faced, Fiery One, Hippopotamus-faced, Creature of Many Forms, Flame-thrower, Long-legged, Listener in the Dark, Gobbler of Feces, Cave-dweller, Dog-faced, Wanderer, Swallower of Shadows, and Carrying My Own Face.
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    Thunder" (Set.) This indicates that demons were not in fact separate entities but rather the forms the gods took when angered.
    Quotes from the Book of the Dead and other sources:
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  2. page home edited Welcome to Cow of Gold, an encyclopedia of Egyptian mythology! These pages were are put togethe…
    Welcome to Cow of Gold, an encyclopedia of Egyptian mythology!
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    I am always on the lookout for new pictures and information! Please cite the sources (book where
    you wish to join this wiki, please dropfound the info, for instance) for anything you send me a note - I do not respondand you will be credited!
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  3. page Anubis edited ... {03lghhgkmjfh1.jpg} One of the reasons that the ancient Egyptians took such care to preserve…
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    One of the reasons that the ancient Egyptians took such care to preserve their dead with sweet-smelling herbs was that it was believed Anubis would check each person with his keen canine nose. Only if they smelled pure would he allow them to enter Sehet Aaru (the Kingdom of the Dead.) This “odor of sanctity” idea was adopted by Christian doctrine, which maintained that the corpses of saints never stank, but always smelled as sweet as flowers.
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    the dead to the Afterlife
    Anubis was said to protect souls as they journeyed through the Duat, and thus be the patron of lost souls (and consequently orphans). Jackals were believed to lead the deceased through the Duat - a hymn states that "Anubis knows the roads to the beautiful west." The wakening of the dead was also thought to be a function of Anubis - he would appear by the mummy, and awaken the soul. In the wall decoration of tombs Anubis is generally depicted placing his hands on the chest of the deceased to warm the heart (Ab) to life.
    According to the Book of the Dead, it was Anubis himself who embalmed the dead body of Osiris. Indeed, when the Legend of Osiris and Isis emerged, it was said that when Osiris had died, Osiris' internal organs were given to Anubis as a gift.
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Monday, November 6

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Friday, November 3

  1. page Hathor edited ... “The One Who Fills the Sanctuary with Joy” Nebet Mef Kat ("Mistress of Turquoise") …
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    “The One Who Fills the Sanctuary with Joy”
    Nebet Mef Kat ("Mistress of Turquoise")
    "She Who Nurses the Dawn"
    “The Great Cow Who Protects Her Child”
    “Gold of the Gods”
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  2. page Mut edited Mut {mutrdtrhgdfgh.jpg} Unique among goddesses, Mut wears wearing the Double Other Names Ma…
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