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Horus Avenges Death of Osiris

Horus Avenges Death of Osiris

Nov 24, 2012

When Horus arrived at years of maturity, he set out to find Set and to wage war against his father’s murderer. At length they met and a fierce fight ensued, and though Set was defeated before he was finally hurled to the ground, he succeeded in tearing out the right eye of Horus and keeping it. Even after this fight Set was able to persecute Isis, and...

Death of Osiris

Death of Osiris

Nov 16, 2012

The Egyptians were not satisfied with the mere possession of the texts of Thoth, when their souls were being weighed in the Great Scales in the Judgment Hall of Osiris, but they also wished Thoth to act as their Advocate on this dread occasion and to prove their innocence as he had proved that of Osiris before the great gods in prehistoric times. According to a...

Thoth – Scribe of the Gods

Thoth – Scribe of the Gods

Nov 2, 2012

Thoth, in Egyptian Tchehuti or Tehuti, was the author of the texts that form the PER-T EM HRU, or Book of the Dead, and was believed by the Egyptians to have been the heart and mind of the Creator, who was in very early times in Egypt called by the natives “Pautti,” and by foreigners “Rā.” Thoth was also the “tongue” of the...