Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt

“Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulating overview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examining research drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptology and shedding new light on entrenched assumptions.

  • Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – a belief system that endured for 3,000 years
  • Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptian religious practices
  • Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to secure well-being in the present life and the afterlife

Seth removes the eyes of Horus, which grow into lotus buds, and he pretends not to have found him, but Hathor finds him and restores his sight with gazelle milk, telling Ra what happened.

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt, by Stephen Quirke

The gods tell Horus and Seth to stop fighting; Seth seduces Horus who catches the semen of Seth and tells Isis; Isis cuts off the hand of Horus, throws it into the marshes, and replaces it, then puts the semen of Horus on a lettuce in the garden of Seth; when Seth tells the gods he has done the ‘work of male’ against Horus, the semen of Seth comes out of the marsh, and the semen of Horus comes out of the head of Seth as a disk, taken by Thoth as a crown; the gods acclaim Horus”

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt, by Stephen Quirke